CNN's Memory Hole: Iranian History Begins in 1979


"Since [the] Islamic Revolution of 1979," begins CNN's interactive timeline, "Iran's government has been at odds with the West."

The cable news channel - obsessed as they are with events on the
ground in Tehran these days - seems content to forget the CIA-led coup
in 1953 that deposed the democratically elected Iranian government of
Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh.

Perhaps they should tweet less, and read history more.

Brad Jacobson, at Mediabloodhound, has the full story.


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