Press TV controversies
Press TV has been the subject of several controversies. The station has been criticised for its uncritical embrace of provocative stances. For British journalist Nick Cohen the station is ""a platform for the full fascist conspiracy theory of supernatural Jewish power"" and for commentator Douglas Murray it is the ""Iranian government’s propaganda channel"".Responding to Cohen and others, George Galloway, the British MP and Press TV's best-known UK presenter, has said it ""challenges the prevailing orthodoxy"" by providing an outsider perspective on ""the truth and a voice for the otherwise voiceless"". Mehdi Hasan of the New Statesman has argued that ""engaging with Iran, no matter who is in charge in Tehran, is a prerequisite for peace and progress in the region. The very fact that Press TV is Iranian-owned makes it the ideal English-language platform on which to do so.""