Saturday, January 15, 2011

AlJazeera versus Al-Arabiyyah TV

An experienced and knowledgeable Western correspondent in the Middle East (who is fluent in Arabic), Andrew Hammond (he allowed me to use his name) sent me this:  "The comparison between Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya now that bin Ali has gone is interesting: alJazeera frames the issue now as about removing all vestiges of the former regime, al-Arabiya wants to preserve it. Najwa al-Qassem harangued rights activist Radia al-Nasraoui saying how can you get rid of a whole generation of ruling class?? Radia responded: "it's as if you're saying our fate is to be ruled by these people.""