They're "progressives" - because they care
Air pollution is estimated to have killed nearly 10,000 people in Tehran in a single year.
3,600 pollution-related deaths occurred in October.
The majority of fatalities resulted from heart attacks and respiratory distress linked directly to heavy smog.
The director of Tehran's clean air committee, Mohammad Hadi Heydarzadeh, told an Iranian newspaper that, "It is a very serious and lethal crisis, a collective suicide... A real revolution is needed..."
But "progressive" environmentalists don't care.
Those aren't the only Iranian news item receiving little to no coverage in the mainstream press.
Women accused of adultery are frequently stoned to death.
But most "progressive" "feminists" don't care.
Homosexuals -- even teenagers -- in Iran are flogged and hung.
But most "progressives" in the gay community don't care.
It's easy to figure out why. Most "progressives" have one-track minds. As far as they're concerned, there's only one villain in the world. To them, there is only one real enemy:
And now you know the origin of the phrase "Bush Derangement Syndrome" (BDS).
Oh, and when it comes to reporting real news stories like the massive pollution over Tehran, the routine stonings, floggings and hangings? Yes, the New York Times is AWOL. Nice stock chart, Times. And it's richly deserved.
Hat tip: Larwyn
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