Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Politics & Religion

Jon Snow of Channel 4 News has been reporting from Iran this week. His many political interviews have been notable for the civil tone and content of the questions, a marked change from his normally robust domestic UK style.

But his greatest deference is reserved for the mullahs, whose theocratic input to the Iranian political system is treated with the utmost respect.

It could not contrast more starkly with the ridicule and scorn heaped on Prime Minister Bush or President Bush by the UK media for daring to make reference to their own personal faith.

Of course it’s sheer hypocrisy, but you get away with that in a democracy.

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