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In order to ensure that the media is not biased against the government, Iran has allowed the Revolutionary Guards to take over a significant portion of printed and online media as well as controlling access to the internet.
Of course, this couldn't happen in the U.S.NOVEMBER 4, 2009
Revolutionary Guards Extend Reach to Iran's Media
Planned News Agency Fits With Move to Dominate Accounts of Events; 'They Want to Control Public Opinion'
By FARNAZ FASSIHI
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard Corps, already an economic, political and military power, is quietly pushing into a new domain: the media.
By March, the Revolutionary Guards plan to launch Atlas, a news agency modeled on services such as the Associated Press and the British Broadcasting Corp., according to semiofficial Iranian news sites. The move comes as the Guards are increasing control over the conservative Fars News Agency, which has become the mouthpiece of the Iranian regime. Fars denies that it is linked to the Guards.
White House steps up attacks on Fox NewsA prime target of the White House at Fox News speaks up and says that the "Fairness Doctrine" will not happen... but there is something even more sinister being set up.
Amid tough approach, Axelrod says officials will still appear on networkupdated 9:21 a.m. ET, Mon., Oct . 19, 2009
WASHINGTON - White House advisers have stepped up their attacks on Fox News, claiming the cable television network is a Republican mouthpiece whose programming "is geared toward making money."
Perhaps this is part of the White House effort to show Iran that we are "fair" people.