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"Why is this American dressed as a spy?"
« on: November 24, 2009, 03:07:35 pm »
The Daily Show, it seems, was caught in the laser-like focus of Iranian intelligence recently:

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Only a few weeks earlier, hundreds of foreign reporters had been allowed into the country in the run-up to the election. Among them was Jason Jones, a “correspondent” for Stewart’s satirical news program. Jason interviewed me in a Tehran coffee shop, pretending to be a thick-skulled American. He dressed like some character out of a B movie about mercenaries in the Middle East—with a checkered Palestinian kaffiyeh around his neck and dark sunglasses. The “interview” was very short. Jason asked me why Iran was evil. I answered that Iran was not evil. I added that, as a matter of fact, Iran and America shared many enemies and interests in common. But the interrogators weren’t interested in what I was saying. They were fixated on Jason.

“Why is this American dressed like a spy, Mr. Bahari?” asked the new man.

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Re: "Why is this American dressed as a spy?"
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2009, 03:11:26 pm »
Iran: Poe's Law writ large.