HonestReporting has consistently exposed Press TV, the Iranian government funded mouthpiece of the brutal regime. Numerous broadcasts promote an obsessively anti-Zionist agenda far beyond any pretence at impartiality, while Press TV’s website continues to host Holocaust denial.
Among the worst comments were one from ‘Qassam advocate’ who wrote “Four million more to go”, and an anonymous remark stating: “Nice one God”.
Another reader, John, wrote: “Israel went out of existence over 2,000 years ago! Don’t call the Zionist murderers Israeli. By doing so you are accepting their lies! Israel is an acronym for: Invading Settlers Russian American European Landgrabbers! Viva Palestina.”
‘Ez’ wrote: “Its mere punishment for the illegal Gaza blockade!”
Another, headed ‘Great News’, said: “Hopefully more of the Zionist scum will follow suit.”
Roshan Muhammed Salih, Press TV’s London news editor, said the website was run from the company’s headquarters in Tehran.
He added: “The comments are disgusting. [In Tehran] they have not got round to moderating them. It’s incompetence more than anything.”
Mr Salih said he would be contacting the site moderators to ask for the comments to be removed.
But more than an hour later the comments were still visible, with others being added throughout the afternoon.
Why are we not surprised? After all, this is the same Press TV that published Nicholas Kollerstrom’s outrageous piece of Holocaust denial, The Walls of Auschwitz: A Review of the Chemical Studies and frequently features Lady Michelle Renouf, a neo-Nazi and supporter of Holocaust denier David Irving.