How do you say ‘useful idiot’ in Farsi?
“Useful idiot” had its origins as the Cold War term for Westerners gullible enough to swallow Soviet propaganda. But the phrase still has currency today, applying, for example, to people willing to buy into Iranian propaganda. People like Joy Reid.
On her MSNBC show today, after praising Iran for having “stepped up” and admitting it shot down the airliner, Reid then explicitly adopted Iran’s Trump-blaming position on the matter. Using the identical term as the Iranian regime did, Reid put the onus for the shootdown on Trump’s “adventurism.”