There was a time in the sane word when Journalists were Journalist; their mission statement was to be the fifth wheel of democracy.
Nowadays hacks with gazillion dollar salaries to protect masquerade as journalists. They are employees of multinational corporations with news outlets as one of their many holdings, and hungry stockholders to answer to.
Sadly, the list of friendly Western Journalists who handle the Islamist fascists –“reformers” and all- with kid-gloves is long, very long.
Just when you thought nobody can top Amanpour at being super-friendly with the Islamist fascists and NOT grilling them on any uncomfortable questions, then Charlie Rose comes along putting Amanpour to shame.
According to many credible western human rights monitors, when it comes to suppression of Journalists and freedom of expression, Fascists ruling over Iran are on the top of the list.
The other day, Rose had their foreign Minister, Mohammad-Javad Zarif, as guest who at one point without being challenged by Rose said:
“We do not jail people for their opinions”
No doubt about it, these people are corporate hacks masquerading as journalist.
Sanction works, U.S. Senate, get to it.
Above caricature; Nik Kowsar