A friend called to ask: “Did you see Seyd Ali Khamenei’s interview?” I was perplexed that Seyd Hadi had been invited and accepted the invitation. The world is changing, I thought. Pity I don’t watch State Media TV.
I didn’t know when the program was being aired, I said. “Rough Clay is an Internet program,” he said. “Our own friends who are indifferent to State TV produced the program,” he added. He gave me the online Internet coordinates of the program.
. Ali-Mottaheri was the main topic of conversation. How good it was, someone said, referring to the red line program. I thought that the times were changing and State owned Media was moving with the times. But this is idle talk – the Internet has taken over. Private TV networks haven’t had that much success but those in the know and proficient have simply abandoned National TV’s outdated programs and resorted to their own productions on Internet.