Iranian state television ran a segment attacking Jon Stewart and his upcoming film Rosewater, which tells the story of a journalist arrested by Iranian authorities during the contested Iranian elections of 2009.
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The Iranian television show "8:30 P.M." broadcasted on the government-run Channel 2 ran a six-minute segment which charged that Stewart was "commissioned by his mastersthe Zionist lobby" to make a film on the story of the American-Israel sedition of 2009.
Rosewater is Stewart's film directing debut. It is based on a memoir by Mazir Bahari - Then They Came for Me - . Bahari is an Iranian Canadian journalist and human rights activist, who was arrested by the Iranian government in 2009 and impression for 118 days.