Monday, April 30, 2012

Iran As Satire

The irreverent and, in my opinion, disgraceful at times satirical show, Eretz Nehderet (It's A Wonderful Country), has been treating the threat from Iran as a joke or, to be more accurate, as a subject for laughs.

We have seen in previous episodes the atomic reactor workers in Persian accents getting things wrong, worrying about delays, oversight from their superiors, etc.

Tonight we had the singer Rita as Zita Kogrian, an investigator.  She appears in the long, buttoned-up black coat and disrobes down to a scanty but fancy bustier:

Rita, being Persian, at least got the accent perfect.

The question, though, is whether the program is preparing Israelis for the possible eventuality or asking us to disregard it or at best, ridicule those who view it as a threat.


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