Thursday, July 28, 2011

James Zogby and Saudi propaganda

James Zogby has been peddling (and trading in) UAE propaganda for years now.  I was reading his latest survey and the questions were all phrased in a way that serves Saudi propaganda in the region.  Notice that he did not dwell on the the fact that 95% of Egyptians viewed the US unfavorably: he was busy reporting the good news about perceptions of Iran to his Saudi/UAE masters.  Also, I noticed that he reported the obvious: Arabs indeed (and rightly so) view Iran's role in Iraq very unfavorably.  As it should be.  Yet, Zogby did not seem to ask Arabs about Iran's role toward the Palestinian question: was he afraid that the responses would embarrass his UAE oil shayks?