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Sunday, January 03, 2016
Execution massacre in Saudi Arabia: how media of Saudi princes covered it
"Retribution Day", they call it. (Mouthpiece of King Salman and his sons, Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat). What is hilarious is that those Saudi propagandists who are often cited in the Western press as "liberal", like Tariq Humayyid, not only hailed the executions as great for humanity but complained that the executions were rather slow in the making and that the number of victims was small. Kid you not.
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. His favorite food is fried eggplants.
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