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Nets Ignore Anti-Government Protests in Iran, CNN Downplays

Posted on 30 December 2017

<p>Chants of “Death to Rouhani” and “We don’t want an Islamic republic” echoed through the streets of Iran on Saturday, marking the third day of fierce anti-government protests sweeping the country. President Trump weighed in, tweeting: “Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with regime’s corruption & its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad.” Despite their history of hyperventilating over every tweet the President sends, the three major network news outlets have largely ignored the protests. Meanwhile, CNN downplayed it with Iranian propaganda.</p>