Argo is a movie about hostage taking of American Diplomats in Iran (in 1979) and it has created a lot of reactions in Iranian media. This movie with all its shortcomings can be considered as one of the fairest propaganda movies ever made. In the beginning it has been admitted that US and UK interference in democratization process in Iran and the coup they prepared had grown seeds of hatred in Iranians towards US and UK, and of course the movie was all about condemning this hostage taking as its political message, Iranian Hardliners have no intention of considering this hostage taking as a repulsive act against diplomatic regulations and no wonder that this act in a much smaller scale was carried out in 2011 with British embassy. A website rajanews.com which belongs to a political group named “Paydari” who were behind the attack on British embassy is one of the website which is attacking Argo most ardently. People such as Masoud ferasati, Hasan Abassi, Saeed Jalili are among the so-called movie critiques that work with this political group and website. This movie even showed that Iranians who were in the states and had nothing to do with the hostage taking were attacked in the states. How fair do you expect a Hollywood movie to be??!?!?
It is interesting that Rajanews offered a distorted and unrealistic translation of a guardian blog post about Argo made by Ben Affleck. First of all this piece is written by an Iranian named Saeed Kamali Dehghan, while Rajanews states this is Guardian’s view, secondly Rajanews added loads of ethical and religious comments to the translation which did not exist in the Guardian at all. For example Rajanews states that what Iranians did in hostage taking is not comparable to the Columbine high school massacre, because the hostage taking is revolutionary and heroic and ironically Rajanews crew don’t mention this dude’s condemning the hostage taking all together in this Guardian paper. The reality is that no matter a movie with such topics remain unbiased because of difference in ideological evaluations of the event there will be no satisfaction! no matter how unbiased or biased this movie Argo was made because the act of hostage taking cannot be shown as heroic it wont be approved by any of the hardliner’s media. This is where ideology is beyond reality or truth!!!