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Where Even Iranian State TV Knows Roger Waters Is Just a Musician With An Opinion

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It seems even Iranian state TV has some standards

Iran’s state television on Tuesday issued a correction after calling Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters a “political expert” when airing his comments on US President-elect Joe Biden.

The broadcaster earlier in the day showed part of the rock icon’s interview with Russian channel RT, presenting him as an analyst who believes “Biden cannot be trusted”.

State TV said on its Telegram channel that Waters was “wrongly called a political expert” during the morning news and instead described him as someone with “activities in the field of socio-political music.”

Local media also reacted swiftly.

“State TV’s latest gaffe: Roger Waters is a musician, not a political expert,” the reformist Etemad daily wrote on its website.

Etemad also claimed separately that the broadcaster made the error in a rush to criticize Biden — whom Iranian conservatives consider no different from Trump in maintaining Washington’s animosity towards Tehran.

Perhaps this is how they should describe Waters next time

Meanwhile, Iran’s Press TV still refers to DouchebloggerTM Richard Silverstein as a “political commentator and journalist” – even though he is nothing more than an evil buffoon.


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A lawyer by education, David Lange – founder and managing editor of Israellycool – found his calling in advocating for Israel and the Jewish people. He is available for public speaking engagements.

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