Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ignoring Iran vs. Rooting for the Dictator

Over at Daily Kos, Markos announces that he won't be "turning the site green" to support the Iranian protests. In a smug post he makes a valid point about not wanting to be seen as meddling. But does changing a color scheme qualify as meddling? More importantly, Markos runs the most prominent blog of the American Left, and he hasn't said a peep about Iran on the front page. There have been great reader-submitted posts (or "diaries"). But from the front-pagers? Silence. They're too busy writing about Sarah Palin and the latest Republican sex scandal to be bothered with an historic reform movement in one of the world's most repressive countries.

At least it's better than the Neocons who are simply rooting for Ahmadinejad to win. Sure, they support change in Iran, as long as it's the American military and not a grassroots movement that brings it.

1 comment:

Becky said...

Wow! Have you seen that the NYT is reporting that of was a state dept official who asked Twitter to delay their outtage yesterday? Such an interesting way to sidestep int this whole thing!