I thought the media was supposed to be perfectly unbiased
. Give the information without giving an opinion.
Yet on today's 20/20 on ABC (which ended about two minutes ago), Barbara Walters interviewed Farah Diba, the wife of Iran's former Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
Obviously, it would be foolish to think that Farah Diba would give a fair and unbiased account. But Barbara was little better. Never before have I seen such flimflam and chichanery. The program was blatantly anti-Iran (as a Theocracy), making it look more like Mordor than Persia. The Ayatollah Khomeini, when he was shown, was made to look like Sauron.
When the former empress, with her Let them eat cake attitude, noted how terrible it felt to fall from grace because of such an 'evil' man, Walters didn't move on to the next question, like a credible reporter- first she _agreed_.
Walters' closing line was the clincher, though: she hoped for a day when the former queen could return to her home country, when it is 'Free and democratic'.
Even ignoring the issues (for instance, the current Iranian government has a _much_ smaller political-murders-per-year rate than the Shah ever had), it is disgraceful for any journalist to so blatantly take a side.
Shame on Barbara Walters.