VOA adds some humor to Iranian airwaves

Yes, I know, the VOA is a tool of the great Satan. If that is true, then Satan has a hell of a good sense of humor.

As we have learned from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, sometimes the best way to get at some major stories (or to get some people to pay attention to major stories) is with humor.

The Voice of America broadcasts a “Daily Show” style program each week on its Farsi network. And it is wildly popular.

The PBS NewsHour did an interview with the guys behind the show: For Iranian TV Viewers, ‘Parazit’ Offers Reprieve From Static

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