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Tell Me Lies: Europe Silences Iranian TV Channels

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Tell Me Lies: European Satellites Ordered To Drop Iranian Channels In Disregard of Free Speech

By Danny Schechter

New York, New York: Back in the 1960's, A British poet, Adrian Mitchell, one of the great bards of that era, wrote a poem that went on to become a stage show in the West End of London. It was called Tell Me Lies about Vietnam and represented one voice among millions in the world then opposing that War

It was addressed, "To Whom It May Concern" and began with words that became its refrain:

"I was run over by the truth one day"

Ever since the accident I've walked this way"    

So stick my legs in plaster"   

Tell me lies about Vietnam"

Years later, before his death, (and I was at the memorial service in London) he kept rewriting the last paragraph into what he called a remix. The poem took on a more global statement

That verse was a play on a children's song:  

"You put your bombers in, you put your conscience out"=

You take the human being, and you twist it all about  "

  And then this line:  

"Tell me lies about --

"Iraq"Burma"Afghanistan"BAE Systems" Israel"Iran "

He understood well that Iran was one of the countries his country and others in the West (and their sycophantic media) are telling lies about.

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News Dissector Danny Schechter is blogger in chief at Mediachannel.Org He is the author of PLUNDER: Investigating Our Economic Calamity (Cosimo Books) available at Amazon.com. See Newsdisssector.org/store.htm.

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