Thursday, April 05, 2007

Easter Gifts from Iran to Britain

Further to the ‘two sides to every story theme’ , The Sun newspaper was interpreting the hostage release as Easter gift-giving.

It said, “Conniving President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad bragged to the world that he ordered their release as an Easter gift to the British people. Then he insisted on taunting the group one by one in a sickening line-up at his palace in Tehran, for which they were kitted out in brand new suits — with no ties.”

Continuing the Easter gift-giving theme, The Sun front cover read: ‘I went to Iran and all I got was this lousy suit.”

Geoff Pound

Source: Tom Newton Dunn and Andrew Porter, Freed 15 Taunted by Captors, The Sun, April 5, 2007.