Known shill of the Iranian government Trita Parsi recently wrote an article criticizing the Iranian election process, most notably about how certain candidates are being barred from running for President. Not that the President has any actual power there of course but that's beside the point. Anyway, the left-wing readership raced to tell him that sure Iran has its problems but it's really America that is "sliding toward naked dictatorship!" Don't take my word for it, take a look at the top favorited comments:
Iranian firsters, anyone?