Press TV shut down in UK

I just found out that Press TV has lost its license to broadcast in Britain because it violated provisions of the UK Communications Act. Apparently the violations did not pertain to its programming content, but to its failure to consistently register itself as an entity whose editorial content is determined in Tehran.

I can’t say I’m terribly sorry to see them go. As I have documented on this blog, Press TV has promoted anti-Jewish conspiracy theories and maintains a roster of avowed anti-Semites as commentators. Free speech is a serious issue, but from what I have read, Ofcom, the British entity that regulates commercial broadcasting (I guess similar to the American FCC?), proposed several solutions to allow Press TV to come into compliance with the existing regulations. If Press TV refuses to play by the rules everyone else adheres to, I don’t think it’s censorship to close them down until they mend their ways. (I have a problem with selective enforcement of the rules, but I don’t know enough to determine whether that is the case here.)

You can be sure that some people will blame Jews for this. Oh wait, they already do. Gilad Atzmon writes that the decision to revoke Press TV’s license was made due to “Jewish lobby pressure.” And people commenting on Press TV’s own story about the incident are saying that Britain was forced to make this decision by its “Zionist commanders” or by “Israel and their closest cousins AMERICANS [sic].” One commenter alleges that the decision was “instigated by israhell through a local ishelli group in uk. Those seedlings of satan cannot stand criticism nor truth, for it places a huge spotlight on their demon infested lives.” Another writes that Press TV was the only broadcaster in the UK that was not “editorially controlled by Israel by proxy.”

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9 Responses to Press TV shut down in UK

  1. Jett Rucker says:

    Ironically, I suspect holier-than-thou Britain here is emulating Iran itself, where I ASSUME there is much less freedom of speech even than is left in Britain after this.

    When Britain starts dropping bombs on Iran, however, it will be opening new territory as between the two – as Britain has so often done with others.

  2. You’re good at what you do anyway… I’ll give you that.

    Too bad what you do is tell lies and instigate wars.

  3. john king says:

    Gilad Atzmon is a man of integrity and if he says that Press TV was kicked out due to the pressure of the Jewish Lobby in Britain, I am inclined to believe him. Everyone reading should know that Gilad Atzmon is a refugee to Britain, orginally a jewish Israeli from a Zionist political family. There really is little freedom of speech in the UK, as compared to the US with its first amendment. Anyone who wants to learn of Jewish supremacism in the UK should research the “Heretical Two”. This is so sad because my two American grandfathers were drafted and sent to England allegedly for the purpose of “liberating” Europe. Though I do not watch it frequently I feel that Press TV approaches middle eastern subjects with a great deal of objectivity. This will be a loss to the public in Britain who now will be forced to watch the zionist BBC which is constantly stoking the fire for a war with Iran and presents these false claims of the Iranian regime building a nuclear bomb. Even if the story were true how would that affect the geo-political postion of Israel, which is said to be the world’s 4th largest nuclear power. Mordechai Vananu spent nearly 20 years in solitary for telling the world what he knew of Israel’s nuclear prowess at the Dimona site. The fact that such decent men like Atzmon and Vananu are breaking with jewish supremacism is a good sign. A new Jewish identity, which eschews supremacism and choseness is arising and growing. I encourage all Jews, Israelis or diaspora to give up silly “chooseness” ruse and join the rest of us at the table of brotherhoood and humanitarianism. The conditon to which one was born is but an accident of birth. It doesn’t matter how you started your life. It only matters what you do with it.

    • mah29001 says:

      How brainless are you to ignore it was the same BBC who went against the invasion of Iraq? If they were for Israel why didn’t they say to support war against Iran and not Iraq? Iran’s benefiting from the war in Iraq. Just the exact opposite of what you’re claiming.

  4. ALHASSAN MUHAMMAD says:

    I hate birtain+usa+israel=go 2 hell

  5. joe says:

    Mr. Tuchman.. So BRITAIN and the U.S. should be able TO SHUT YOU DOWN TOO THEN!!

    SINCE YOUR AGENDA IS COMING FROM THE RABID ZIONISTS IN ISRAHELL!!

    ANSWER THIS QUESTION TUCHMAN… HAS JESUS COME YET? HAS HE DIED AND RESURRECTED? PLEASE LET THE READERS KNOW THAT JEWS DO NOT BELIEVE THAT CHRIST HAS COME YET AND HAS RISEN..CONTRADICTING THE BILLIONS ON THIS EARTH THA DO BELIEVE!!

    YOU AND YOUR KIND ARE BENEATH HUMAN.. AND DESERVE ANYHTING THAT COMES YOUR WAY IN THE FORM OF RETRIBUTION.

    • Ben says:

      Very impressive deployment of the Caps Lock key. Now all you need to do is take your meds like a good boy, and maybe then you will have some insights worth something other than derision.

    • mah29001 says:

      I am so tired of you Jesus freaks stating that if you’d accept Jesus all your sins will wash away. Big fat lie of the century. You are supposed to take responsibility for your own actions not have some Prophet state that he’s your bondsman to rescue you.

      Jews take responsibility for their actions and it’s quite clear that you Jesus freaks are the opposite which is why you have joined forces with Islamic Jew-haters and other nefarious forces who also follow in the same pattern of dependence.

  6. Patty says:

    The only problem with Press TV is they are not aggressive enough in reporting the truth. They restrain themselves for unknown reasons. But they are better than anything on US propaganda, Zionist controlled media. Can’t the people in the UK watch Press tv on the internet?

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