Sunday, May 16, 2010

Daring Saudi propaganda

"Al Watan, arguably Saudi Arabia's most daring newspaper, seems to have lost its top man after Jamal Khashoggi, the publication's editor in chief, resigned earlier today." Oh, please. Enough with the most daring business. This is like calling Von Ribbentrop a voice of reason in the Nazi regime. Khashuqji never ever wavered in his support for the Saudi royal family and worked as spokesperson for individual Saudi princes. And his newspaper did clash with the religious establishment but not so much for liberal espousal. The paper was rather sleazy and commercial. Mr. Khashuqji is a former Ben Ladeinte, by the way. Is that not cute among Saudi pro-government "liberals"? (thanks Sultan)