Here's what the executive editor of the New York Times, Bill Keller, wrote on Monday:

Mr. Ahmadinejad is the shrewd and ruthless front man for a clerical, military and political elite that is more unified and emboldened than at any time since the 1979 revolution. As president, Mr. Ahmadinejad is subordinate to the country’s true authority, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who commands final say over all matters of state and faith. With this election, Mr. Khamenei and his protégé appear to have neutralized for now the reform forces that they saw as a threat to their power, political analysts said.

That was his crack MSM reporting from Iran. And we wonder why the MSM dropped the ball (even as, mercifully, they're now catching up). They just don't have a clue.

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