It's been a few nights since I wanted to write some thing about Toronto Star newspaper and compare it with the Iranian radical/fascist paper Keyhan run by the office of the supreme leader of the Islamic regime, (see here).
Why did I not write? Well, honestly because I was scared. You know, writing against a newspaper run by the regime leader is really terrifying and I thought if I compare Toronto Star with Keyhan, some one will come down to hunt me, meaning as if writing against The Star is like writing against those idiots... [laughing] ... I think I still suffer from the bad memories of my time back in Iran any way. I have to remind you, that their contents are not the same, although their contents may just sound similar when it comes to US, Israel and democratic movements through out the mideast region. It doesn't matter though, but there are some silly but true similarities I thought you should know about.
1- Keyhan is the only paper that you caan get for free in Iran, so is Toronto Star
2- Keyhan is the only paper allowed in University campuses in Iran and you can also find Toronto Star around in almost every single university or colleges in GTA (Greater Toronto Area).
3- Keyhan publishes lots of bullshit, so does Toronto Star -- **cough cough**
4- The most anti-freedom, anti-US, anti-Israeli columnists write for Keyhan, and this seems to be the case for Toronto Star as well.
5- Keyhan newspaper is the only paper available in public/government offices, so is Toronto Star as far as I have noticed.
Why did it look like that to me? I don't know. I just don't think it is appropriate when the liberal/leftist part of the society tries so hard to shape the opinion of the society the same way as Mullahs of Iran do.
Don't you agree?!
*** I'll add more similarities as they come to my mind ***
Cross-posted @ The Shotgun blog