The Beeb made them do it

If you want to get an idea of how the Iranian regime is trying to win the battle of public opinion against the pro-democracy protestors, watch these clips of detainees being “interviewed” by state media.

Note how– by extraordinary coincidence– the woman and one man each claim they were inspired to demonstrate by both the BBC and the VOA.

In whatever corner of hell they currently occupy, Yagoda, Yezhov, Vyshinsky and Beria must be smiling.

(Via The Lede.)