PROTESTS IN IRAN….Student leaders in Iran have called off today’s demonstrations due to threats of massive reprisals, a fact that I learned only on the blogosphere. Jeff Jarvis comments, “There is surprisingly — shockingly — little coverage of the events,” and I have to agree. A quick web check of the LA Times, New York Times, Washington Post, and CNN turned up nothing. I realize it’s not necessarily the biggest story of all time, but you’d think they’d have something on their front pages about all this.
I’ve read conflicting reports over the past few days about how effective these protests are and whether foreign support for them is a good idea, and I have to confess that I don’t know enough about the whole thing to have an opinion. It would be nice if the mainstream media helped me out a bit here.
However, the mainstream media isn’t the only place to go these days. If you want to read more, IranMania has a good roundup of today’s events and Winds of Change has lots of links.