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Khomeini: Iranian press is a real snooze

Ayatollah Khomeini says he finds the Iranian press can be boring. Khomeini lectured editors earlier this month.

``Whenever the radio is turned on and I hear my name, I hate it,'' Khomeini said.

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He told the editors to put photographs of good farmers and surgeons on papers' front pages instead of his own portrait. He also told them not to print repetitious reports of his daily meetings.

In a separate interview, Khomeini's presumed heir-apparent, Hossein Ali Montazeri, told newspapers to feel free to criticize the government.