BREAKING NEWS – Tehran, Iran – At least two Iranian journalists at a state-owned media outlet reportedly resigned from their jobs, and another left a while back, apologizing for “the 13 years I told you lies” to her supporters as Tehran grapples with the fallout from protests stemming from a cover-up of its accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner.
“Thank you for accepting me as anchor until today,” said Zahra Khatami. “I will never get back to TV. Forgive me.”
Fellow anchor Saba Rad said she was leaving journalism after 21 years.
“Thank you for your support in all years of my career,” she said. “I announce that after 21 years working in radio and tv, I cannot continue my work in the media. I cannot.”
In a joint letter they wrote: “We have ignored journalistic standards for years to further our agenda. We both feel awful about our constantly lying, however we are moving to New York City next week for job interviews by some network called ‘MSNBC’, who has informed that our track record can easily get us our own prime time show.”