Skip to comments.Iran state TV sees at least 2 news anchors quit: 'Forgive me for the 13 years I told you lies'
Posted on 01/14/2020 7:15:49 AM PST by SeekAndFind
At least two Iranian journalists at a state-owned media outlet reportedly resigned from their jobs, with one of them apologizing to viewers for "the 13 years I told you lies."
As Tehran continues to grapple with the fallout from protests stemming from a cover-up of its accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner, TV anchor Gelare Jabbari addressed her viewers on an Instagram post that appears to have been deleted.
It was very hard for me to believe that our people have been killed," the post read, according to The Guardian. "Forgive me that I got to know this late. And forgive me for the 13 years I told you lies.
Two other news anchors at the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) thanked their supporters in separate statements.
Thank you for accepting me as anchor until today," said Zahra Khatami. "I will never get back to TV. Forgive me.
Fellow anchor Saba Rad said she was leaving journalism after 21 years.
Thank you for your support in all years of my career," she said. "I announce that after 21 years working in radio and TV, I cannot continue my work in the media. I cannot.
The resignations come as Iranians again took to the streets in anti-government protests Monday. Many are calling for the ouster of government leaders after the shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane that Iran initially denied responsibility for. Tehran later walked back its denial and admitted to downing the plane in a misfire during attacks on bases in Iraq where American troops are housed. The attacks followed the killing of Iranian Quds Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike.
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If only that can happen here.
Too bad none of our TV readers are willing to quit and apologize of their careers of lying also.
Our TV anchors retire and pledge to make the world safe for a world totalitarian government.
I hope they got out of Iran before they Said those things.
Dan Rather refused to give a mea culpa.
As did Peter Jennings.
Walter Cronkite only to fellow travelers about his lifelong love for a one world government.
CNN: we will like to welcome the two new members of our team here...
“If Iran needs replacements for these anchors, there are plenty of US media types who have no problems whatsoever with lying to the public.”
Raymond Maddow would improve his looks in a burqua.
Exactly what I was thinking!
I can just imagine what she would look like without the Hijab...
She’s a fallin apart over there folks.
Now for the blood letting part.
“At least two Iranian journalists at a state-owned media outlet reportedly resigned from their jobs, with one of them apologizing to viewers for “the 13 years I told you lies.”
Wow! (Our “journalists” don’t know they’re telling lies.)(Yet)
She’s very pretty. I feel bad for the women. They are like slaves.
Only 13 years telling lies? Rookie. The US MSM would have to drag the bones of old anchors through the street to atone for half a century or more of lies in reassuring, fatherly tones.
Our anchors are all going to hell and they know it. Threw away an eternal soul for 30 pieces of silver. Complete idiots. Their IQ level is too low anyway for Heaven.
There's a good chance those two brave journalist will lose their lives - or the lives of someone they love. Midnight knocks happen in Iran... often the people taken are never seen again.
Prayers for these two brave men... may God watch over them...
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