One fall, as I was talking with the LAPD and trying to get into their heads, one white cop leaning confidently on his idled squad car took his time explaining to me that the battle for the streets of Los Angeles.
Impunity is one of the great building blocks of the state of oppression in Egypt. In a government where torture and abuse is systematic, police and security officials rarely are brought to trial for their actions.
Old media, and specifically CNN, are learning the difficult lesson that with or without their vast resources and state of the art studios, the Iranians' stories will be told. And they'll be told to tens of millions more viewers than cable and satellite programs tend to reach.