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~IRAN ELECTION FALLOUT DISCUSSION/LIVE POST~

11:21 am - 06/16/2009
idreaminargyle I ONLY GOT HERE 30 MINUTES AGO!17th-Jun-2009 02:45 am (UTC)
And I tried going through all 22 (now 24) pages but I can't read everything :(
Can someone give me a quick rundown? I already know about NYTime messing up, CNN being sucky, HuffPo actually being reliable for Iran info, and the US govt using twitter to keep up with Iran.

Ummm, yah.
southern_shrimp Re: I ONLY GOT HERE 30 MINUTES AGO!17th-Jun-2009 02:46 am (UTC)
That's a pretty good summary already. Tensions are rising pretty quickly...
mercaque 17th-Jun-2009 02:48 am (UTC)
Some semi-hopeful news from NIAC blog:

When we last heard from our contact in Mashad (Iran’s second largest city) on Sunday night, things sounded desperate:

“[We] are still safe, but to tell you the truth, all of us are feeling sick of what we have to see on streets these days. This afternoon, [we] saw five policemen attack a middle age lady. They beat her brutally, with no mercy. She tried to escape with her young daughter but they got her. I stopped and tried to help her, but three men in civilian clothes attacked my car, and I had to drive away because [my daughter] was with me. Tonight, people shouted “Allah o Akabar” from their roof tops, but hundreds of police forces on bikes swept the streets and marked houses from which they could hear voices. Tomorrow, I will go to a lawyer to ask for a [foreign] visa. This country will not be a safe place anymore, and I don’t want to repeat my parents’ mistake in 1979 by staying and watching.”
But we are thankful that our most recent update indicates that violence has abated somewhat:

God saves us from violence until now, and I trust him to keep us far from their dirty hands. Mashad was calm tonight and only “Allah o Akbar” was heard from roof tops. They attacked Ferdowsi university last night but the security of university kept them out.

Today all the exams have been canceled by students and TEACHERS. When university manager (A.N. hard supporter) ordered students to go back to the exam room, teachers left the building and told him that only they have the authority to decide about the exam date and they decide not to take it. So brave.


Amateur knowledge of Iran is amateur, but this seems very significant because isn't Mashad known as a fairly traditional city? Ugh, don't know if "traditional" is the right word.
sup_homeskillet 17th-Jun-2009 02:50 am (UTC)
"conservative"?
autumnleaving New York Times Contact Information17th-Jun-2009 02:49 am (UTC)
E-mail address I found: nytnews@nytimes.com
Contact Number: 1-888-NYT-NEWS

The entire Contact Us is: http://www.nytimes.com/ref/membercenter/help/infoservdirectory.html

Choose accordingly. The e-mail address I used is the one I C&P'ed to this comment.
saramiskismet Re: New York Times Contact Information17th-Jun-2009 02:57 am (UTC)
I'm emailing the Sr VP of Digital Operations, too
cookie_nut 17th-Jun-2009 02:49 am (UTC)
Email the editors/authors of NYT to get the links of Iranian Twitters removed. retweet this. #iranelection

UGH.
carverhawke 17th-Jun-2009 02:50 am (UTC)
so now i guess msnbc revealed the twitter names too -.-
starlessxlove 17th-Jun-2009 02:51 am (UTC)
what?! -____-
lindra 17th-Jun-2009 02:51 am (UTC)
moar #iranelections:

-- "TinPanAlley: RT The unrest is spreading to other provinces now, its not JUST in Tehran. Those on the ground stay strong! #iranelection"

That does not sound good.

-- "cswheeler: Robert Fisk: Iranian special forces intervening to keep the Basij thugs away from protesters: http://is.gd/140ZC (expand) #iranelection"

But that does! I think I'm in love with Robert Fisk.

-- "roliranelection: Families of the ones who arrested are running a rally from revelutionary Court to the UN Office in Tehran-PASS IT ALONG #IranElection # ..."

I have no idea what this means. Can anyone confirm?

-- "alexandrathegr8: Iran today: deaths, hospital staffs protested & arrested, human rights lawyer arrested, dead are just hauled off no questions. #iranelection"

And that about sums it up. More bad news than good, overall.
carverhawke 17th-Jun-2009 02:51 am (UTC)
Meeting in Qom to overthrow Khamenei - SOMEONE PLEASE CONFIRM (other than CNN source) #gr88 #iranelection half a minute ago from web
lindra 17th-Jun-2009 02:56 am (UTC)
I have no idea where CNN got it from, but I'm treating it as true pending confirmation for now. It's just too big of a whopper for CNN to think up all by themselves.
bluetooth16 17th-Jun-2009 02:52 am (UTC)
ZOMG I WANT TO STAB THESE STUPIDS ON TWITTER FOR FALLING FOR THE DOUCHEBAG TROLLS!!!

(Sorry for these rants, but there's just so much fail there!)
autumnleaving 17th-Jun-2009 02:53 am (UTC)
which ones, bb?
jmclive 17th-Jun-2009 02:55 am (UTC)
RT: e-mail NYT and get them to stop publishing twitter user names #iranelection #NYTfail

Try and trend this, maybe?
saramiskismet 17th-Jun-2009 02:55 am (UTC)
GODDAMMIT, SOMETIMES THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA DOES NEED TO SHUT UP.

They still think Twitter is this fun little toy. They don't have a clue how heavy and dangerous Twitter has just become. I don't know if it will ever, EVER be the same.
moldycelery 17th-Jun-2009 02:58 am (UTC)
Seriously. People's lives are at sake here, and none of the major news networks seem to realize that.
foreveralways21 17th-Jun-2009 02:56 am (UTC)
ProtesterHelpTweeting this makes me sick but after viewing Basiji and Hezbollah armor, sides of stomach and armpits are weakest and easiest to stab.

omg!!! thats horrible!
i want hezbollah to GTFO out of my country
foreveralways21 17th-Jun-2009 02:56 am (UTC)
GTFO of my country**
lavenderfrost 17th-Jun-2009 02:56 am (UTC)
http://cnnfail.com/
"The rise of Social WEdia."
omgggwth 17th-Jun-2009 03:02 am (UTC)
media endangering iranian tweeters. care more about cheeseburgers in cans and sarah failin at this point #cnnfail

That one made me LOL.
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pantsu 17th-Jun-2009 02:57 am (UTC)
I wonder how sparkly and fun it will feel to the journalists who realise they've jeopardised peoples' lives here.
carverhawke 17th-Jun-2009 02:58 am (UTC)
I feel like I could scream this in their faces and they still would not get it. Same goes for some of the people on Twitter, too.
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keeperofthekeys 17th-Jun-2009 02:58 am (UTC)
lol, I just realized people have been sending me twitters

/Twitter n00b
foreveralways21 17th-Jun-2009 03:01 am (UTC)
how do u find out?
mercaque 17th-Jun-2009 02:59 am (UTC)
GOD DAMMIT MAINSTREAM MEDIA IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING WITH THE TOOL THEN PUT IT THE FUCK DOWN
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