Friday, September 21, 2007

It is down hill from now on. I have been reporting to you the decline in AlJazeera's coverage of Arab issues. It has become less strident and less alert in its coverage of the Palestinian issue. It also has been less keen on airing criticisms of Arab regimes, and its position toward US occupation is only more accommodating. Today, the Emir of Qatar will visit the Saudi King. There will come a day when AlJazeera's coverage becomes indistinguishable from that of Al-Arabiya TV. At times like this, I am tempted to dangle Danish and Swedish cartoons to Arab masses: maybe that will wake them up.