NYT selective skepticism


Jack Risko nails the New York Times:

The NYT reports the official Iranian voter turnout with less questioning than Florida 2000:

Nearly 28 million ballots were cast, or more than 59 percent of Iran's approximately 47 million eligible voters. In last week's election, the turnout was close to 63 percent.....

In fairness the Times also correctly notes that in many ways the election is meaningless: 'Real power in Iran lies with the country's clerics and their supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who can overrule elected officials.'