Monday, September 20, 2010

Humor of the day from the Wall Street Journal: a sure sign that Fouad Ajami has lost it, completely

This is hilarious.  This is really hilarious but it shows you the low level of Western media coverage of the Middle East.  This is said about Elaph: the sleazy Saudi site (which specializes in promoting and featuring pictures of scantily clad women):  "A survey by Elaph, the most respected electronic daily in the Arab world..."  Most respected? Maybe only among sleazy Saudi princes.   Wait: no.  This shows you how out of touch Fouad Ajami is.  Ajami has become so clueless about the Middle East that he refers to a sleazy site as "most respected"--only because the site features cooperation between the House of Saud and House of Israel.   This is like me describing an American porn site as "the most respected daily in the US.  Those who rely on Ajami to learn about the Middle East should know what to expect.   (thanks "Ibn Rushd")