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People's view towards foreign countries is mostly formed by mass media especially TV and their foreign news. Foreign news reveal image of other countries. But the reflection of most foreign events is associated with a special bias. It means that events of freindly states are broadcasted with a positive bias while events of hostile and countries are presented with a negative bias. Thus, we seldom witness neutral reflection of foreign events. In this research, content analysis of foreign news the Iranian television was conducted. Research findings indicate that the Iranian TV usually selects positive news about the allied states and the news showing stability of these countries; and broadcasts unstability of hostile states and present them with negative image. The, long term reflection of biased foreign news leads to audience's positive attitude towards allied countries and negative attitude towards hostile ones, hence this approach manipulates the audience's attitude towards foreign countries.