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The revolution will be blogged
March 14, 2004 5:53 PM   Subscribe

Riots in Iran have started, apparently over the recent elections. The revolution, it seems, will be blogged (with pictures). But not televised? Has anyone seen anything on CBSNBCBBCABCFOXESPN about this? If the riots are over the election, why are we hearing from the BBC (and others, presumably) that the election went smoothly? Does anyone have more information about what's happening with these pro-democracy riots? (Via Roger L. Simon).
posted by swerdloff (16 comments total)

 
Does anyone have more information about what's happening with these pro-democracy riots?

They stopped.
posted by rschram at 6:44 PM on March 14, 2004


They stopped.

This is possibly the most useless comment I've ever read on metafilter. Did they stop? I don't know, 'cause you said they did, but you didn't tell me anything about it. Is there a link about how they stopped?
posted by interrobang at 7:03 PM on March 14, 2004


Is there a link about how they stopped?

Welll, basically, first they were rioting, but then they weren't.

Hope that helps.
posted by Ayn Marx at 7:21 PM on March 14, 2004


I'm not surprised to get such a childish response from someone whose first name is "Ayn".
posted by interrobang at 7:24 PM on March 14, 2004


FWIW, Google News found this, from a seemingly non-activist, English-language Iranian news source. It doesn't say much more than the activistchat link.

The same search will no doubt find more eventually.
posted by whatnotever at 7:28 PM on March 14, 2004


I'm not surprised to get such a childish response from someone whose first name is "Ayn".

So true. I should pick a grown-up name, like "Interroslam," or "QuestlamationPoint".

But I gather being grown-up means having no sense of humor.

So sad.
posted by Ayn Marx at 7:33 PM on March 14, 2004


I'm sorry, Ayn. It sounded to me like you were saying that A equals A. rschram said that there were no more riots, so there were no more, and you were defending him. Apologies.
posted by interrobang at 7:40 PM on March 14, 2004


According to the sole Google News hit, this paper was their source for the riot information. Anyone who can read Farsi is welcome to take a shot at it; the most I got out of it is that it's the year 1382 in Iran... er, or so it seems. (Does Iran/Islam/something-else have a different calendar?)

(QuestlamationPoint? Hm, that's kinda catchy...)
posted by whatnotever at 7:43 PM on March 14, 2004


Looks like it actually is 1382. There's an Islamic calendar, based on lunar cycles, and then there's the Iranian Calendar, which uses a solar year. Uh, just in case anyone's interested.
posted by whatnotever at 7:47 PM on March 14, 2004


Nope, nothing on ESPN yet...

...
posted by The God Complex at 7:49 PM on March 14, 2004


Does this thread remind anyone else of the 24 hour news coverage stations? "Wait wait, we've just heard from our reporter in the field, that yes, something may be happening. Oh, something else coming in now, no, no, there is definitely not something happening right now, but there continues to be a strong chance that something could happen in the near future, stay tuned for more information on this developing story."
posted by Pink Fuzzy Bunny at 8:10 PM on March 14, 2004


Brings to mind a favorite Seattle Times headline:
Normal Weather Expected Soon.
posted by y2karl at 9:01 PM on March 14, 2004


Pink Fuzzy Bunny, are you insinuating that 24 hours news coverage stations actually have reporters? Because all I see whenever I flip to one of them are updates on Micheal Jackson's new hairstyle in court.

Then again, all I get are the US cable news channels.
posted by Darke at 10:02 PM on March 14, 2004


Where's hoder when you need him?

(His weblog [the English-language one, at least] doesn't mention the riots, but he's way plugged in to the Iranian democracy movement and would probably know more.)
posted by Asparagirl at 11:50 PM on March 14, 2004


1978 to 2004
And so the circle closes.
posted by Fupped Duck at 4:58 AM on March 15, 2004


I wonder if we actually have an MeFites *in* Iran, or if the Parsis That Be keep the Internet sewed up like they do in the Alleged People's Republic of China.
posted by alumshubby at 7:05 AM on March 15, 2004


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