June 25, 2009

More on Roger Cohen

There have been some very interesting comments on Roger Cohen. His support for ordinary, decent Iranians is welcome. What is interesting is how he covered Iran previously, which is separate from the question of why he covered it that way (a question that too easily becomes ad hominem).

Here is the example of when he covered Ayatollah Khamenei

Posted by Charles Chuman at June 25, 2009 7:37 PM
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In my experience it is hateful people who hate, and the hateful rarely hate the evil.
Posted by: Leauki at June 26, 2009 4:35 am
Hmm, interesting...
Posted by: chuck at June 26, 2009 9:40 am
That's really not a very good example of how Cohen has allegedly changed the tone of his reporting on Iran.
Just read what Cohen wrote: Khamenei had a point he was trying to make in his speech, and he wanted to finish it. The crowd began interrupting him with their chants. He continued making his point. That's it.
At no point in the section you quoted- at no point whatsoever- did Cohen ever say or even imply that Khamenei was ratcheting down the anti-American rhetoric.
Posted by: Larss at June 26, 2009 11:25 am
All of Seymour Hersh's men couldnt put Humpty Dumpty back together again.
Its not Michael's fault that Roger Cohen was misleading when he implied that Khamenei quieted the crowd by telling them not to be emotional. Cohen wrote:
"View all that as an opening gambit. Khamenei also quieted the crowd when it began its ritual
Posted by: Freedom Now at June 28, 2009 6:46 pm
(the italics dont carry over more than one paragraph in these comments. I have individually put the paragraphs into italics in this updated comment to correct this problem. Otherwise Khamenei's quote can be confusing.)
All of Seymour Hersh's men couldnt put Humpty Dumpty back together again.
Its not Michael's fault that Roger Cohen was misleading when he implied that Khamenei quieted the crowd by telling them not to be emotional. Cohen wrote:
"View all that as an opening gambit. Khamenei also quieted the crowd when it began its ritual
Posted by: Freedom Now at June 28, 2009 6:50 pm
Oh this post was uploaded by Howard Baskerville, not Michael. Hello Howard, I didnt know other people post to this blog.
Cheers.
Posted by: Freedom Now at June 29, 2009 1:13 am
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