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Saturday, January 05, 2013
Nobody who knows Arabic would ever describe Aljazeera as a free network: and the article missed to state the obvious: that the network does NOT report on Qatar at all
"" "Al-Jazeera is generally a free network, but it works within
the political constraints as understood in Qatar," said Michael Stephens, a
researcher at the Royal United Services Institute Qatar think tank.""
Comic by Terry Furry, reproduced from "Heard the One About the Funny Leftist?" by Cris Thompson, East Bay Express
As'ad AbuKhalil, born March 16, 1960. From Tyre, Lebanon, grew up in Beirut. Received his BA and MA from American University of Beirut in pol sc. Came to US in 1983 and received his PhD in comparative government from Georgetown University. Taught at Tufts University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Colorado College, and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Served as a Scholar-in-Residence at Middle East Institute in Washington DC. He served as free-lance Middle East consultant for NBC News and ABC News, an experience that only served to increase his disdain for maintream US media. He is now professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus and visiting professor at UC, Berkeley. His favorite food is fried eggplants.
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