Swedish Television Wanted Balance
Many, not only I, have found it peculiar that Swedish public television (SVT) chose to invite the born-again Islamist Muhamed Omar to comment on the developments in Iran. One of those who found it peculiar was Nima Dervish, who also sent an e-mail to SVT to ask them to explain what they were thinking.
He’s now received a reply.
It turns out that the editors of the morning news show wanted to give a balanced picture, with someone who supported the regime and someone who was against. Not a word on why Omar, of all people, was invited to comment — and not, say, a representative from the Iranian embassy. But apparently, the people behind the show will now evaluate whether this was a successful approach.
To be continued?
The whole blog post, including the correspondence and the Nordic Dervish’s commentary can be read here.
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