Tuesday, January 27, 2009


It is quite funny, in fact. First, it is really petty and silly that AlJazeera is ignoring the interview with Obama on Al-Arabiyya. But it is really annoying the extent to which Al-Arabiyya is indulging in self-congratulation. They interviewed Saudi propagandists in the Arab world asking them why did Obama select Al-Arabiyya. And they all said in unison that he selected Al-Arabiyya because it is "objective." In reality, Al-Arabiyya was chosen because it serves US propaganda interests around the world. And just as keen Al-Arabiyya was in serving Bush and his wars, it is enthusiastically keen now in serving Bush. It is funny how quickly the station adjusted and only this week the reporters and anchors now slip cracks against Bush.