CBS Ignores Farrakhan’s ‘Death to America’ Chant in Iran, Whines About Sanctions

Louis Farrakhan is the leader of the Nation of Islam, an anti-Semite, a bigot, and an icon to many on the left. His close relationships with many Democratic politicians and liberal activists are almost always treated as a closely guarded secret by the liberal media. That effort to obfuscate Farrakhan was in full effect during Monday’s CBS Evening News report on Iranian sanctions as they ignored the anti-Semite’s chants of “death to America” and “death to Israel” while he was there on Sunday.

While CBS was whining about the U.S. reinstating the pre-nuclear deal sanctions on the radical regime, Fox News Channel’s Special Report was exposing Farrakhan. According to anchor Bret Baier:

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan led a “death to America” chant Sunday, during a trip to Tehran. That is according to Iranian news agencies. Farrakhan told law school students at the University of Tehran America has never been a democracy. He also led a “death to Israel” chant at the end of his talk.

Instead of mentioning this, CBS continued to side with Iran over the U.S. Network foreign correspondent and Iranian sympathizer Elizabeth Palmer noted: “The official reaction was belligerences. State television broadcast pictures of military air defense exercises. And an anti-American rally on Sunday was a sea of hostile signs and banners.

 

 

She included a soundbite of an unidentified Iranian saying, “Your President is a megalomaniac.” “This demonstration is meant as a show of force, and the message is clear: Iranians are not afraid, and Iran is going to shrug off these sanctions,” Palmer added.

“That may be the party line, but even at this conservative rally, not everyone looks convinced,” she stated sounding gravely concerned. “In spite of the sanctions, they have got to earn enough money from oil sales the keep the economy ticking over or face their worst nightmare, a popular uprising.”

Given those concerns, it made Palmer’s omission of Farrakhan’s remarks all the more disturbing. According to the National Review, while speaking before Iran’s Expediency Agency, Farrakhan pledged his support to the Iranian regime. “I understand how the enemies have plotted against the Iranian people and I would like to stay alongside you to stop their plots,” the bigot told them.

This wasn’t the first time CBS and Palmer made Iran out to be some sort of victim. Just a few days ago, on October 30, Palmer suggested Iran was a victim of a “bullying and belligerent United States.” Back in May, Palmer sided with Iran when she blasted the Trump administration saying average Iranians felt like “hostages” of a “Hostile White House.” Perhaps Palmer didn’t think Farrakhan chanting “death to America” was no big deal. Back in 2015, she claimed Iranians chanted the phrase more out of “habit than conviction.”

The transcripts are below, click "expand" to read:

CBS Evening News
November 5, 2018
6:43 p.m. Eastern

JEFF GLOR: As promised, the Trump administration today reimposed all economic sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. Iranians protested the move, which is meant to punish the regime for supporting terrorist groups in the Middle East. Elizabeth Palmer tonight is in Tehran.

[Cuts to video]

ELIZABETH PALMER: Day one of the new sanctions saw Iranians resigned to the fact that hard life is about to get even harder. The official reaction was belligerences. State television broadcast pictures of military air defense exercises. And an anti-American rally on Sunday was a sea of hostile signs and banners.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Your president is a megalomaniac.

PALMER: This demonstration is meant as a show of force, and the message is clear: Iranians are not afraid, and Iran is going to shrug off these sanctions.

That may be the party line, but even at this conservative rally, not everyone looks convinced. Iran's leaders, along with the hardline Revolutionary Guards are under pressure. In spite of the sanctions, they have got to earn enough money from oil sales the keep the economy ticking over or face their worst nightmare, a popular uprising. Elizabeth Palmer, CBS News, Tehran.

Fox News Channel’s Special Report
November 5, 2018
6:25 p.m. Eastern

BRET BAIER: Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan led a “death to America” chant Sunday, during a trip to Tehran. That is according to Iranian news agencies. Farrakhan told law school students at the University of Tehran America has never been a democracy. He also led a “death to Israel” chant at the end of his talk.


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