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you're sooo controversial, channel 4.
I'm geniunely looking forward to it.
in the Guardian it would appear nothing that controversial is being said.
Iran, and Ahmadinejad, get unfairly bad press in the US and UK
oppression of human rights
Saying Israel should be "wiped off the map"
Saying things like that regardless is playing with fire in the public arena
the text makes it sound like it's not going to be too far removed from the Archbishop of Canterbury's Christmas message.
I suck at posting :(
Anybody?! Up top?!
...it was when he worked with my mate's dad at a University in Tehran.
I don't think he's all that popular in Iran at the moment.
no matter whether the actual content is going to be particularly controversial or not, it's great that there's someone who isn't willing to 'play it safe'.
kidnap of naval crew last year ? don't get me wrong I don't give a fuck to be honest, but I can see why some people may be a little annoyed by this..
but this is one reason amongst many I'm sure that channel 4 can fuck off with the whole idea. Who've they lined up for next year ? Polpot ? (yeah I know he's dead)
Fuck the Iranian regime.
on Al Jazeera now is he !!
you get sucked into a thread and thats it then..
Channel 4 are just doing this to garner a bit of attention, "oooh look at us, look what we've done" which is quite annoying you'd have to agree.
MERRY CHRISTMAS !
Of course that sailor episode played big in the tabloids but it's a mere footnote.
Because the Iranians said so???
an advert for singlemuslim.com came up. And here was me panicking about what to buy my dad for tomorrow!
could go various ways - Iran is a very misunderstood country, but most of that's down to Ahmadinejad being such a horrible little shit. But the stuff they've printed in the article has a lot of him bigging up Christ (admittedly in an obvious pop at how he wouldn't care for the West), I think a reminder of common religious origins could work out quite nicely. Or not. Whatever the case, he'll probably come across better as a human being than he actually is.
the regime is pretty much exactly as repulsive as the Western press paints it
I havnt been there so all i have to go on is western press distributed reports and descriptions
but Im bit dissappointed, cos I would have liked to have delivered the alternative christmas speech myself.
seriously I would give people a good and useful message full of love and hope and advice and spirituality.
i think this might be interesting
They should get the fucking Pope next year.
because I'm an fucking idiut
my mum was like "who's doing the alternative speech this year"
me "president of iran"
mum "WHAT? OSAMA BIN LADEN!?"
like a bloody good guy.
I don't think they would.
there's nothing exotic or really ratings grabbing about a tubby english holocaust denier in an ill fitting suit
but ratings grabbing? Are you telling me that every single DiS user wouldn't watch it? Cos I'm telling you they would.
they would do anythin for ratings, they just have!
a boring one at that.
this guy, i wouldn't piss on him if he was on fire, not in a million years.
although i'm unsure how i feel about being called 'son'. good, probably