A Tehrani explains how Iranian television is spinning the protests:

TV intermittently reminds its viewers that what is happening in Bahrain is an anti-monarchy protest by the Islamists. The footage from Egypt and elsewhere is narrated with commentary about how what is sweeping the region, from Tunis to Bahrain, Yemen, Libya, and possibly Saudi Arabia, is “political and revolutionary Islam.” At the same time, foreign journalists and anchors and stringers for foreign media based in Tehran are sternly warned not report as eyewitnesses on any opposition street protests here.

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