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February 05, 2006


Aunt Deb

If only there were such lively political give-and-take to take for granted here! Sure, there's an endless amount of name-calling and finger-pointing, but there is no comparable interest in reform and empowerment that I can see in most American reporting on the actions of our government.

Indeed, I can't really see any strong desire to be fair or even halfway informed, in most American reporting. For example, American mass media was as eager to scorn al-Jazeerah as were the Pentagon and the Bush administration.


Not to nitpick but the sanctions were UN sanctions just for the sake of accuracy.
Abu, I would be very curious if you could write about the "cartoon wars", how they have been covered in Al Jazeera etc... I know that State sponsored media in Egypt and Saudi and other nations have certainly fanned the flames, but I don't know how the satellite stations have approached this topic. What are your thoughts are on all of this? It certainly is a media fueled crisis.

the aardvark

hummbumm - I want to write about that, but unfortuantely I was traveling when the thing broke out and missed the coverage. Hopefully I'll be able to catch up and have something to say soon...

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