Friday, September 06, 2013

Did Rouhani tweet Jews greetings?

Sorry to disappoint Jews all over the world, but Iranian president Rouhani did not send greetings for a blessed New Year (Rosh Hashana) after all. The 'moderate' president  does not even have a Twitter account.


After a Twitter account purportedly run by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wished “all Jews, especially Iranian Jews, a blessed Rosh Hashanah," the Jewish New Year, the Twitterverse reacted with incredulity and the news media ate it up, spawning headlines such as CNN’s “Iranian president’s surprising message to Jews,” and Haaretz’s “Are Rohani’s Rosh Hashana blessings a diplomatic signal?”

Not only were the blessings not a diplomatic signal, they weren’t even really blessings from Rouhani himself, according to Iran’s official Fars News Agency.
Mohammad Reza Sadeq, an adviser to Rouhani, said the Iranian president doesn’t even have a Twitter account (although he kept referring to it as “tweeter”), let alone that he was behind the eyebrow-raising tweet purportedly from the leader of a country that wishes for Israel’s destruction.
“President Hassan Rouhani has no tweeter account,” Sadeq said.

Iranian President Rouhani didn’t offer Jews a “Blessed Rosh Hashanah” -- the English-language tweet reported around the world yesterday was a hoax, according to Rouhani’s spokesperson Mohammad Reza Sadeq, and Iran’s official Fars News Agency. The fake message was widely reported by Western journalists, none of whom appear to have done any fact checking, since Rouhani doesn’t even have a twitter account. Media outlets, especially left wing ones, have been eager to portray Rouhani, a ruthless regime insider, as a moderate. Those reporting on Rouhani’s fake tweet included CNN, The Washington Post and the Israeli anti-Netanyahu paper Ha’aretz. - See more at: http://www.tomgrossmedia.com/mideastdispatches/archives/001389.html#sthash.Y6fPrAQs.dpuf
Iranian President Rouhani didn’t offer Jews a “Blessed Rosh Hashanah” -- the English-language tweet reported around the world yesterday was a hoax, according to Rouhani’s spokesperson Mohammad Reza Sadeq, and Iran’s official Fars News Agency. The fake message was widely reported by Western journalists, none of whom appear to have done any fact checking, since Rouhani doesn’t even have a twitter account. Media outlets, especially left wing ones, have been eager to portray Rouhani, a ruthless regime insider, as a moderate. Those reporting on Rouhani’s fake tweet included CNN, The Washington Post and the Israeli anti-Netanyahu paper Ha’aretz. - See more at: http://www.tomgrossmedia.com/mideastdispatches/archives/001389.html#sthash.Y6fPrAQs.dpuf
Iranian President Rouhani didn’t offer Jews a “Blessed Rosh Hashanah” -- the English-language tweet reported around the world yesterday was a hoax, according to Rouhani’s spokesperson Mohammad Reza Sadeq, and Iran’s official Fars News Agency. The fake message was widely reported by Western journalists, none of whom appear to have done any fact checking, since Rouhani doesn’t even have a twitter account. Media outlets, especially left wing ones, have been eager to portray Rouhani, a ruthless regime insider, as a moderate. Those reporting on Rouhani’s fake tweet included CNN, The Washington Post and the Israeli anti-Netanyahu paper Ha’aretz. - See more at: http://www.tomgrossmedia.com/mideastdispatches/archives/001389.html#sthash.io3pa2It.dpuf
Iranian President Rouhani didn’t offer Jews a “Blessed Rosh Hashanah” -- the English-language tweet reported around the world yesterday was a hoax, according to Rouhani’s spokesperson Mohammad Reza Sadeq, and Iran’s official Fars News Agency. The fake message was widely reported by Western journalists, none of whom appear to have done any fact checking, since Rouhani doesn’t even have a twitter account. Media outlets, especially left wing ones, have been eager to portray Rouhani, a ruthless regime insider, as a moderate. Those reporting on Rouhani’s fake tweet included CNN, The Washington Post and the Israeli anti-Netanyahu paper Ha’aretz. - See more at: http://www.tomgrossmedia.com/mideastdispatches/archives/001389.html#sthash.io3pa2It.dpuf
Iranian President Rouhani didn’t offer Jews a “Blessed Rosh Hashanah” -- the English-language tweet reported around the world yesterday was a hoax, according to Rouhani’s spokesperson Mohammad Reza Sadeq, and Iran’s official Fars News Agency. The fake message was widely reported by Western journalists, none of whom appear to have done any fact checking, since Rouhani doesn’t even have a twitter account. Media outlets, especially left wing ones, have been eager to portray Rouhani, a ruthless regime insider, as a moderate. Those reporting on Rouhani’s fake tweet included CNN, The Washington Post and the Israeli anti-Netanyahu paper Ha’aretz. - See more at: http://www.tomgrossmedia.com/mideastdispatches/archives/001389.html#sthash.io3pa2It.dpuf

2 comments:

Gabriel Schoenfeld said...

In other words, he was not denying that he has a Twitter account. He was only denying that he has a Tweeter account. A very clever Iranian deception.

Empress Trudy said...

No doubt the liberals in America already blamed this on the Jews trying to besmirch their great moderate hero. The readership of Politico and Huffington Post has at any rate.