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Thursday, February 25, 2016
Lebanese youth are mocking the pilgrimage to the Saudi embassy in Beirut by Lebanese politicians
None of the Western correspondents crowding Beirut bother with this story: of the Lebanese political class performing pilgrimage to the Saudi embassy to pay homage to the Saudi king and to apologize for the criticisms of the Saudi regime which are only voiced in one newspaper in Lebanon. The story about the pro-Saudi regime, March 14 coalition, does not put the favored team of Western correspondents in good light.
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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