How Mahmoud in Manhattan plays in Tehran

posted at 11:45 am on September 27, 2007 by Bryan

The spin cycle is alive and well in Tehran.

If you think Ahmadinejad was embarrassed at all for what happened to him in Columbia University, I have to say, you are very optimistic about this man and this regime…

The official news agency of the regime wrote [Persian],

Strong, scientific and accurate answers of the President of Iran to the questions raised by the academicians in Columbia University made them applause and showed that they are not affected by the propaganda of the American Media. They officially asserted in a poll that they agreed with Ahmadinejad’s statements. The American televisions, which thought tricky questions will surprise the president, showed the program live. These sources, some of which are controlled by the Zionists, were shocked after the results of the poll came out.

According to the poll, the majority of the participants agreed that Columbia’s invitation of Ahmadinejad was a good decision…. Many Americans called the network to emphasize on the importance of freedom of speech in America…

A few people, some of whom were connected to the Zionists, protested against Ahmadinejad’s speech, but the poll showed that these were only a minority in the American society.

Read the rest. Via state propaganda and censorship, Ahmadinejad’s visit is being spun into a victory for the Islamic revolution. Just imagine what the mullahs’ press could have done with a photo of him at Ground Zero.

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And this is a surprise? Didn’t Hezbollah achieve a victory over the Israeli army last summer just by claiming that they had won? This is a typical Islamic tactic, regardless of how badly they are defeated they claim in the media that they won and the media declared them the victors.

doriangrey on September 27, 2007 at 11:12 AM

Ahmadinejad’s visit is being spun into a victory for the Islamic revolution.

I’m sure that bunker busting bombs hitting their nuclear production plants…… will be spun into a victory as well.

Mcguyver on September 27, 2007 at 11:16 AM

Well done, Mr Bollinger and State Department.

Niko on September 27, 2007 at 11:47 AM

A few people, some of whom were connected to the Zionists, protested against Ahmadinejad’s speech, but the poll showed that these were only a minority in the American society.

I knew it – Michelle is connected to the zionists. How did we not see this before??

Rick on September 27, 2007 at 11:49 AM

I knew it – Michelle is connected to the zionists. How did we not see this before??

Rick on September 27, 2007 at 11:49 AM

Oh now you done it…That sound you now hear outside your house, thats the black helicopters, they are coming to get you…

doriangrey on September 27, 2007 at 11:57 AM

This is why I was so against his coming to Columbia. Never did I think he would be embarassed, pushed aside or anything of the sort.This was his intent from the getgo. The naive thought process of wanting him to speak so we could ALL see what a nutcase he is was something he knew would happen. This is being spun over, under, sideways , down , backwards, forwards…. ( sorry Yardbirds)in every Islamic city and country. Will you so called free speech nitwits finally understand it’s not as free as you think and doesn’t apply to as much as you think. He is not a U.S. citizen, he has none of our rights!

MNDavenotPC on September 27, 2007 at 11:58 AM

MNDavenotPC on September 27, 2007 at 11:58 AM

Some of us knew this, sadly it appears that those of us who did, did not include our academics. This is a copy of the e-mail I sent Bollinger prior to dinerjackets speech.

How far the mighty have fallen. You have made Columbia the worst disgrace in the history of the United States of America. You sir are a disgrace to the term educator and I am filled with nothing but contempt for you and Columbia. What you do is not educate, but indoctrinate with disgusting anti-American sediments and values.

Thank God that the founding fathers of this great republic are long dead and buried had they lived to see the mockery that you have made of their grand experiment they would have died of shame.

I shant ask you to cancel Ahmadinejad’s visit to Columbia, to do so would be to admit that I believe you capable of even considering such an idea and I do not believe that.

Furthermore it would suggest that you might have the honor or decency to recognize just how disgusting and, yes unpatriotic allowing him to speak at Columbia is.

Yes, I do question your patriotism, your integrity and your honor. I do not believe you have any of the above characteristics.

doriangrey on September 27, 2007 at 12:02 PM

Thanks, Columbia!

World B. Free on September 27, 2007 at 12:15 PM

I’m really starting to worry that if (or should I say when) we have another “successful” terrorist attack in our country, the segement of our population that says “we deserved it” will be much larger than we expect. I have just not seen the outrage or reaction from the American people that I expected when events like this occur. We just are not taking this threat seriously enough right now.

simon on September 27, 2007 at 12:15 PM

simon on September 27, 2007 at 12:15 PM

BINGO!

It WILL all get blamed on our ‘warmongering’. We have ourselves to blame. Bread & Circus are the only thing that matters to the bulk of American society.

Digging my bunker deeper.

Limerick on September 27, 2007 at 12:20 PM

Spun to make him look good…..BIG FREAKING SUPRISE!!!

This is the reason that giving guys like this any forum in this country is a bad idea. At best all it accomplishes is to perhaps straighten out a few rabbit brained individuals in this country. That is assuming that our own media coverage is not slanted in his favor.

Uh, never mind!

conservnut on September 27, 2007 at 12:20 PM

I’m really starting to worry that if (or should I say when) we have another “successful” terrorist attack in our country, the segement of our population that says “we deserved it” will be much larger than we expect. I have just not seen the outrage or reaction from the American people that I expected when events like this occur. We just are not taking this threat seriously enough right now.

simon on September 27, 2007 at 12:15 PM

I’m actually more concerned that if and when there is another major attack here that the backlash against the liberal deniers the Muslim community and Arab Americans will be extremely bloody.

The majority of the liberal deniers are just harmless retards. But because of the moveon dKos radical libtards a lot of innocent Americans will probably get hurt.

doriangrey on September 27, 2007 at 12:23 PM

the segement of our population that says “we deserved it” will be much larger than we expect

Y’know, if we keep [re]electing the current brand of congressional traitor, I’m not entirely convinced that we _won’t_ deserve whatever comes our way…in a sort of “make your bed now lie in it” kinda sense…

Ochlan on September 27, 2007 at 12:23 PM

This ties right back into the Dem debate last night. Hillary sounding tough…no commitment to withdraw….UNTIL PEARL HARBOR.

We have 140,000 men and women, your sons and daughters, right now there or on their way who will be there when it happens….and what the frak will Billary do?…..leave. She will leave. She will leave the military holding the bag and strut like a peacock when she ‘saves’ the troops by bringng them home. She has no stomach for a fight of any kind.

This war is coming….and it is going to come not on our terms but on the enemy’s terms.

At least it won’t interrupt our MTV.

Limerick on September 27, 2007 at 12:30 PM

in a sort of “make your bed now lie in it” kinda sense…

Ochlan on September 27, 2007 at 12:23 PM

Well, in a we didn’t work hard enough to make our bed properly sort of way.

We all should be asking ourselves right now, who do we have lined up to run against these Congressional traitors because none of it happens in a vacuum and elections are close.

We can’t expect the RNC to abide by our wishes so what do we do about it?

Speakup on September 27, 2007 at 12:37 PM

Ahmadinejad’s visit is being spun into a victory for the Islamic revolution

They do not have to spin it.

The supporters of the war on terror, supporters of Israel, and detractors of Ahmadinajad made it very clear that the visit was unacceptable at a publicly funded university

The opponents of the war on terror, opponents of Israel, and admirers of Ahmadinejad made it very clear he was welcome at a publically funded university

The invitation was not cancelled. It was obvious that his side had the clout in America. This spells victory regardless of the wimpy cold shoulder from the host. The fact that Bollinger stated his disgust with Ahmadinejad, yet hosted him, is the essense of capitulation in the islamic model.

Bollinger thinking like a Westerner, that is, like a San Francisco- UofSC Westerner thinks he proved something. He is too dim to understand he reinforced the intuit that the West is weak

entagor on September 27, 2007 at 12:42 PM

I don’t see this as a plus for Ahmedinejad as many of the other here seem to. Sure, they’ll spin it back home, but all it will be remembered for is drawing laughs and boos when he said that Iran doesn’t have a problem with gays.

Meanwhile, Congress has tightened investment in Iran (This isn’t good for them), France (No, I didn’t stutter) even came out and joined us and stated that it will stop Iran from getting nukes at all costs.

I bet that the Mullahs in Iran will be having a nice little chat with Dinnerjacket when get gets back to Iran. They can certainly not be pleased with these turn of events.

Scorched_Earth on September 27, 2007 at 12:59 PM

Breaking…..
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1189411498558&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Who will pull the trigger first?

Limerick on September 27, 2007 at 1:10 PM

Who will pull the trigger first?

Limerick on September 27, 2007 at 1:10 PM

Bet it isnt Syria…….

doriangrey on September 27, 2007 at 1:12 PM

I agree it doesn’t help Abadinejad here. It will inspire more negatives against him and therefore his people among those Americans who blame islamists for terrorism

I disagree Ahmadinejad will have displeased those back home. They have a different mindset for victory. It is understood that conquest is victory. They do not require the conquered to convert, only to physically capitualte to their demands. I think Ahmadinejad gained a lot of points with the radicals because he got those who hate him to lay out the red carpet despite their hate.

IMHO they will assume this proves the superior power of their deity

The free speech stuff the west so admires is rooted in Western religion. Bollinger preening his free speech feathers is a joke to the mullahs

entagor on September 27, 2007 at 1:22 PM

Things heating up…
-Gaza battles
-Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia just last week saying the U.S. peace conference was useless, now suddenly trying to jump start it back to life.
-Syria playing brinksmanship along the border twice this week.
-More Kassams fall in Negev.

So when does Dinnerjacket’s plane land back in Tehran? If you find out circle that date on the calendar, it might be important.

Limerick on September 27, 2007 at 1:24 PM

It was a lose-lose for the US. Stop him from speaking and Iran will label us as hypocritical and anti-islamic through the media. Let him, and they spin it into a Islamic victory.

That was expected.

It was more important however, that he be allowed to speak so people in the US can see what this guy is all about and not in a fireside-type chat with the likes of Brian Williams.

It was high-profile and everybody knew about it. Those in the US who continue to declare him an honorable man, even after the visit, will need to be dealt with, but at least they are identifying themselves as part of the problem.

awake on September 27, 2007 at 1:25 PM

Ahmadinejad’s visit is being spun into a victory for the Islamic revolution.

And… so… did anyone think they wouldn’t spin this?

Lawrence on September 27, 2007 at 1:58 PM

The story that I wish IRNA ran would go like this:

“Today, a group of American students kidnapped our beloved leader, and paraded him wearing handcuffs and a bag over his head. The students demand and immediate ceasation of our nuclear program and our interferance in Iraq and Lebanon. If the government does not bow to these demands, our beloved leader will be beaten daily or possibly killed. The kidnappers have given our government 48 hours to comply.

Cries of DEATH TO IRAN and DEATH TO MAHMOUD were heard in the background of the video. The US government says they are powerless to track down these criminals.”

That’s the story we should be reading about the little man.

georgej on September 27, 2007 at 2:07 PM

I was waiting for the circus parade of homosexuals in NYC against this dictator, like the St. Patrick’s parade gets. Of course, that didn’t happen even though homosexuals are executed in a brutal fashion back home. I guess all the glitter, nun outfits and really bad behavior that is part of the San-Francisco to NYC gay pride scene just isn’t worth “dragging” out for a monster that kills every homosexual discovered in the name of Allah. That’s reserved for the organizations that don’t use murder and torture it seems, and for special rights instead of the basic right to exist for their fellow homosexuals in Iran and other Muslim countries.

Doesn’t that equate to hatred based on their “civil rights” logic, and commercials they are running for homosexual special rights? Hypocrites.

Hening on September 27, 2007 at 2:10 PM

That’s the story we should be reading about the little man.

georgej on September 27, 2007 at 2:07 PM

so true…so true…

doriangrey on September 27, 2007 at 2:10 PM

I was waiting for the circus parade of homosexuals in NYC against this dictator

Or the feminists. I wonder if they knew Ahmanutjob is anti-abortion, if that’d wake ‘em up to the plight of women in Iran. These libs think we’re more dangerous to them than the Jihadis. They somehow think that their “scientifically” proven intelligence, tolerance & compassion will win over the hearts and minds of the noble savage jihadi.

Iblis on September 27, 2007 at 2:45 PM

showed that they are not affected by the propaganda of the American Media

“American Media” = Ahmadinejad
Why does he complain? Our media is more pro-Ahmadinejad than pro-America

aclark on September 27, 2007 at 2:50 PM

You know, I find it quite disturbing that you cannot access the same article translated into English. It really does seem to prove that Muslim crackpots say what they want you to hear in English, but say what they really mean in Arabic.

BKennedy on September 27, 2007 at 3:34 PM

I’m actually more concerned that if and when there is another major attack here that the backlash against the liberal deniers the Muslim community and Arab Americans will be extremely bloody.

The majority of the liberal deniers are just harmless retards. But because of the moveon dKos radical libtards a lot of innocent Americans will probably get hurt.

doriangrey on September 27, 2007 at 12:23 PM

Count on it. After the next attack, it will be the perfect opportunity to purge this nation of out internal enemies. The Leftists and their Media accomplices…and a few others.

As for the harmless retard bit, sorry, I don’t buy it. They will need to be dealt with very harshly. A lesson must be taught.

cmdrsubfleet on September 27, 2007 at 4:03 PM

I wish the media could re-interview all those libs who said before his Columbia speech (in their best Valley-girl sort of lilt) that it would show the whole world what a bad person Dinnerjacket is, and he would lose all credibility.
I would suspect a somewhat stammering response to this article.

eeyore on September 27, 2007 at 4:42 PM

A’jad’s inking a deal with Bravo TV.

Brat on September 27, 2007 at 5:05 PM

LOL!!!

HAHAHA!!!!

What you do is not educate, but indoctrinate with disgusting anti-American sediments and values.
doriangrey on September 27, 2007 at 12:02 PM

“Sediments” LMAO!!!

I think you meant SENTIMENTS….. LOL!!!!

Yeah, otherwise, good letter though :)

KMC1 on September 27, 2007 at 10:00 PM

I’m actually more concerned that if and when there is another major attack here that the backlash against the liberal deniers the Muslim community and Arab Americans will be extremely bloody.

The majority of the liberal deniers are just harmless retards. But because of the moveon dKos radical libtards a lot of innocent Americans will probably get hurt.

doriangrey on September 27, 2007 at 12:23 PM

Maybe I am losing my compassion, but I don’t see the liberal deniers or the majority of the Muslim and Arab Americans as innocent. The liberal deniers actively give aid and comfort to our enemies who have openly stated their desire to kill each of us. They have proved time and again that they hate us much more than they love their own children. An unforgivable moral flaw in any culture in my mind. Yet still, the majority of Muslim and Arab Americans refuse to stand and publicly denounce them. Their chosen leaders openly support the terrorists. The liberals coddle and aid them at every turn.

I truly hope and pray that such a scenario does not come to pass, however, if it does, I will not lament because they are innocent, but rather because they worked so hard to destroy our culture and society from within that we have now come to that. It will mean that something most all of us on this site hold very dear has been been severely damaged if not destroyed.

deepdiver on September 27, 2007 at 11:15 PM

Ooops … 3rd sentence: “they” = “Enemies who”

deepdiver on September 27, 2007 at 11:17 PM

Not the tailors too, your excellency? Surely you could have spared at least one talented tailor.

atbay on September 28, 2007 at 3:11 AM

I don’t know how I missed the story about Hugo Chavez getting married…

“You may now kiss the bride”

simon on September 28, 2007 at 9:56 AM