Andrew Sullivan, Tehran Live and Tehran Bureau have been my major stops for Iranian election coverage. None of them, however, have really addressed the footage we’ve seen of Ahmadinejad’s massive rally on Sunday. Is this a genuine show of support? Why does it appear to eclipse in size and scope the pictures of protestors? Are we seeing only what we want to see from Tehran – a bunch of angry pro-Western rich kids who don’t represent the majority of the country?
That the Western blogosphere seems to be ignoring this is disheartening. If there was an easy explanation I find it hard to believe that it wouldn’t already have been offered.