Sunday, August 06, 2017

This is how the US wants to win hearts and minds of the Arabs: and this is how the mouthpiece of UAE regime billed it

It is actually funny.  The US government wants to revitalize its image among Arabs. What did it do? It borrowed the vice-president of MEMRI to lead the effort.  And as Nicholas Noe noticed, a Lebanese reporter writing for the mouthpiece of the sons of Zayid failed to mention this basic element of Alberto Fernandez: "A startling oversight by Joyce Karam: Her piece from the Abu Dhabi owned daily fails to mention that the new head of Al-Hurra, Alberto Fernandez – who is supposed to save the station from irrelevancy despite hundreds of millions in US taxpayer support over the years – is the former VP of, set up by the IDF colonel Yigal Carmen. MEMRI of course is an extremely polemical translation and opinion shop in DC that (as but one major problem) only translates the most violent things Arabs and Muslims say or the most pro-American things they say. Indeed, MEMRI’s harmful limitations – and its corrosive effects on Beltway thinking – are precisely why we started 12 years ago."