Lying in support of the political agendas of the Empire is a common practice among all major Empire media corporations. But a recent article published in the liberal Guardian from an unnamed source from the Guardian's Tehran Bureau, who the author identifies as "CP", about the awful sexual harassment she, the Bureau correspondent, experienced in Iran was simply too much for this author to ignore because she had been in Iran and her experience was radically different.
...as a scholar of US foreign policy I pay close attention to propaganda. Misinformation is nothing new to me and I don’t like to spend my time and energy responding to all the lies. But this particular article by CP hit me hard because I happen to be in Iran at the moment and in the same exact location/neighborhood she mentions in her tall tale. And t had it not been for the fact that the evening prior to reading her story I had been talking to my husband in California telling him that never had I felt more safe and comfortable walking alone and eating alone in a restaurant than I did here, I would have dismissed CP’s propaganda. But CP’s lies had a personal effect on me and I could not let it rest — especially in light of Tehran Bureau’s malicious history.