LBC radio presenter and former Sun journalist Nick Ferrari has put his money where his mouth is and quit his regular spot on London-based Iranian TV channel Press TV in protest at its coverage of the Iranian election protests.
Martin Fletcher, writing in The Times, describes how Press TV was launched two years ago to break the “stranglehold” of the Western media.
Ferrari told The Times that Press TV’s news coverage had been “reasonably fair” until the election but that it is not any longer. He said: “I imagine they’ve been told what to do, and I can’t reconcile that with working there.”
A Press TV journalist who recently appeared on the Today programme appeared to be slavishly following the Iranian government line when he refused to countenance any suggestion that the recent presidential election was anything but 100 per cent above board.