At about three o’clock today I was enjoying my mum’s amazing turkey dinner, washed down with a bottle of red wine.
So I’m afraid I missed Channel 4’s Alternative Christmas Message, given this year by… the theocratic dictator President Ahmadinejad.
Apparently Iran’s fanatical tyrant said that ‘the world is in its current predicament because’ – surprise sur-fucking-prise – ‘people have lost spiritual faith.’
I suspect that this astonishingly tasteless decision occurred at about 3am and was chemically induced.
Channel Four is aiding and abetting a tyrant. President Ahmadinejad is a torturer and a murderer. His regime executes children, journalists, Sunni Muslims, gay people, political activists and ethnic minorities. This is the equivalent of giving Robert Mugabe a prime-time television slot to promote his propaganda. It is an insult to more than 100,000 Iranian dissidents who have been slaughtered since the Islamic fundamentalists seized power in 1979.
I know, free speech and all, but do we really want to extend this fucker’s propaganda range?
There’s also a real kind of attention-seeking, Nathan Barley quality about the whole thing.
As Tim Allon says in the Harry’s Place comments: ‘This is the kind of stuff you do to piss off your parents. You’re meant to grow out of it by the time you run a TV channel.’
I wonder what Iranian blogger Azarmehr thinks of this. Not much, as it turns out.
I am so pissed off, I am so livid at the incompetency and lunacy of this Western media, I want to get hold of one of these snobby condescending fartbag journalists, editors and media bosses and pulp them to the wall. Channel 4 has invited President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not for a debate, not for an interview, but to give an ‘alternative’ Christmas message!
Who will they invite next? Kim-il-Jong? Mugabe? This is rubbing salt on the wounds of all those jailed journalists in Iran, this is an insult to the family of murdered photo-journalist, Zahra Kazemi, this is giving platform to a regime which is persecuting Christian converts in Iran, to a regime which is persecuting religious minorities.
‘Right, we should put this bigoted fundamentalist dictator on the telly… have him doing like an alternative Queen’s Speech, yeah… well mentalist…’
Further update: Jim D has noticed this leader comment in the Independent:
For once, Channel 4’s ‘alternative’ message – given this year by the president of Iran – was more on message than off. If Mahmoud Ahmedinejad can’t find much worse to say about the state of the Western world than our own church leaders, perhaps there is hope for global understanding after all.
Jesus motherfucking Christ.