Monday, January 04, 2016

Ben Hubbard on covering Saudi Arabia's festival of executions

Regarding his covering in the New York Times
He treats all Arabs as being sectarian.  He told his readers over the last few days, that basically Shi`ites supported Iranian regime and Sunnis supported Saudi regime.  There is no room in this framework for the millions of Arab youth (and elderly) who reject the sectarian dichotomy.  Hubbard acted like the only criticisms of Saudi mass excursions was by Westerners.  He missed that even in the Egyptian regime press--and the Egyptian regime is very supportive of Saudi regime--there were strong denunciations of the Saudi mass executions.  So much so, that Saudi "liberal" Wahhabi columnist, Jamal Khashuqji (who is often cited in Western media as a "reformer") publicly called for silencing Al-Yawm As-Safi` for publishing criticisms of the Saudi regime executions.  Khashuqji like all other Saudi regime propagandists have publicly fiercely cheered the executions.