Sunday, October 31, 2004

The competition between the Arabic news channels AlJazeera and AlArabiyya is getting to be silly and absurd. AlArabiyya for example would never admit that the Bin Laden tape aired on AlJazeera. It would only say that it aired on "several media and internet sites." On the other hand, when AlArabiyya's offices in Baghdad were bombed yesterday, AlJazeera would not even mention that the offices of its rival were hit, and that some of its staff members were killed and injured. It only mentioned a bombing in a street in Baghdad. Grow up.