Iran's Ahmadinejad Gets Shoe Thrown At Him, Will Media Care?

An Iranian website is claiming that Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad recently had a shoe thrown at him while en route to give a speech ahead of the upcoming elections.

Given the tremendous attention given to President Bush having a shoe thrown at him by an Iraqi journalist last December, one has to wonder if American media will report this incident or ignore it.

Consider what was published by Israel's Haaretz Saturday:

A shoe was recently hurled at Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad while he was in the city of Urmia, an Iranian Web site has reported.

The incident in the Iranian city was an apparent imitation of a similar attack on former U.S. president George Bush in Iraq last year.

Urmia News, the Iranian site, reported that Ahmadinejad was in a car en route to an election rally when the shoe was thrown. Ahmadinejad was traveling to a local stadium where he was meant to deliver a speech ahead of upcoming presidential elections.

 

Will American media care about this? After all, according to LexisNexis, there were almost 1,000 reports in December when it happened to President Bush.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.