If there is a lighter side to Iran…

Trust The Nation’s “Deadline Poet” Calvin Trillin to find it: The Private Thoughts of a TV Anchor as He Observes the Iranian Election A president like Moussavi Would fill me to the brim with glee: For anchors not completely lame, It’s easy to pronounce his name. But this was not to be. Oh, God– I’m ...

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Trust The Nation's "Deadline Poet" Calvin Trillin to find it:

The Private Thoughts of a TV Anchor as He Observes the Iranian Election

A president like Moussavi
Would fill me to the brim with glee:
For anchors not completely lame,
It's easy to pronounce his name.
But this was not to be. Oh, God--
I'm stuck with Ahmadinejad. 

Trust The Nation’s “Deadline Poet” Calvin Trillin to find it:

The Private Thoughts of a TV Anchor as He Observes the Iranian Election

A president like Moussavi
Would fill me to the brim with glee:
For anchors not completely lame,
It’s easy to pronounce his name.
But this was not to be. Oh, God–
I’m stuck with Ahmadinejad. 

Drew Dernavich at The New Yorker’s Cartoon Lounge also has fun with Newsweek’s new cover, which obscures part of the magazine’s title with the cover photo.

In a surprising capitulation to Iranian tyranny, Newsweek (who recently redesigned the interior of the magazine) boldly and officially renamed their magazine NewsAyatollahs, starting with the cover of the June 29th issue.

With crafty image editing, Dernavich decides to rename several magazines in a similar fashion and to create his own. The images are a must see. My favorite is Ayatollahs Illustrated.

<p> Michael Wilkerson, a journalist and former Fulbright researcher in Uganda, is a graduate student in politics at Oxford University, where he is a Marshall Scholar. </p>

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