Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Recycling Conventional Right-wing Wisdom about Lebanon: Look at this story by Nicholas Blanford in CSMonitor with this headline: "With Syria out, Lebanon clout grows." Nothing about the clout of the US, France, and Saudi Arabia. Also notice how the US media and pro-Saudi Arab press, how they interview the same people. Here Blanford interviews right-wing Lebanese Michael Young who expresses the superiority of the Lebanese people--in all aspects--over the Syrians. Lebanese ultra-nationalism/racism/chauvinism is now the trend: and it gets the attention of the US media. The rest of Lebanon is ignored. Developments in Lebanon will force them to reconsider. Just wait. US media always have to catch up with international stories. They rarely--if ever--get it right.