It was more a lack of maturity then valid protest when the U.S. and its coalition of the West walked out of the speech of Iran's President Ahmadinejad at the Durban Conference on Racism. What are such conferences for if not to allow differences of opinions and open and respectful debate?
The general media has fallen into its general failing of not going the extra few inches to look deeper behind the issue. For example, it should have at least read Ahmadinejad's speech and dealt with the offending remarks with mature objectivity and treated it as simply the expression of the President of Iran. Instead of reporting on the substance of his speech, the media simply talked about the walk-out.
You can read his speech at this site:
President Ahmadinejad's speech at the Durban Review Conference on racism
and do your own analysis if the speech was so outrageous that it deserved the response of walking out of such an important conference.
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