Sunday, June 14, 2009
Video - Protesters in Tehran
This video comes directly from Tehran, where large crowds continued to gather well into the night. Photographs and videos continue to be leaked out of Iran, despite a crackdown on all communication lines, including the internet. Many people are sending out messages online any way they can - websites, message boards, Twitter, YouTube, and on and on. This is really a remarkable and beautiful thing to see, and it's a testament to the power of the internet to shatter all boundaries.
And once again, I am left dumbstruck by the major US media. Where is CNN? Where is MSNBC? Where is Fox News? Where are the major broadcast networks? Nothing was to be found on the idiot box except the same tired schtick. This is becoming an Epic Fail moment for the traditional media, and may very well mark the passing of the guard to the new media of the internet. We may see more than more revolution before everything is finished.
This video we're watching appeared on The Huffington Post just before 3:30 am. I know I have to sleep sometime, but I don't want to be missing out.