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Iranian news calls ‘Argo’ ‘anti-Iran’

“Argo” director Ben Affleck accepts the Oscar for Best Movie. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Fars News, the hard-line Iranian media outlet, which took a different — and much dimmer — view of the Oscar win for “Argo,” the Ben Affleck-directed flick set during the Iranian hostage crisis, than most western outlets did.

Our colleague and correspondent in Tehran, Jason Rezaian, cites Fars News’s write-up of the awards: “In a rare occasion in Oscar history, the First Lady announced the winner for Best Picture for the anti-Iran Film ‘Argo,’ which is produced by the Zionist company Warner Bros.”

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.


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