Friday, August 26, 2011

Al-Akhbar and House of Saud's critics

This is what I love: there are Arab liberals (or timid Wahhabi, as I refer to them) who works for the various publications and media for House of Saud and House of Hariri and they don't feel reluctant to offer criticisms of Al-Akhbar.  Some want Al-Akhbar to be more critical of the Syrian regime, although the paper has been banned from Syria, and not for its praise of the regime.  But that is not the point.  And I won't be defensive.  Sure, Al-Akhbar should be criticized by readers and the paper should be a platform for criticisms against all Arab regimes (and Iran and Turkey), but to be criticized by House of Saud's propagandists?? I will make a deal with you: if you publish 10% of the volume of our criticisms of the Syrian regime and Hizbullah against Saudi Arabia in your publication, maybe then you can earn the right to serve as critics of Al-Akhbar.  You--propagandists for House of Saud and House of Hariri--are prohibited from posting any criticisms of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia (during Bin Ali), Egypt (during Mubarak), Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, and Qatar (after it made up with House of Saud) and you think that you can serve as media critics?  You??  Are you being serious?  You think that you have any media credibility at all to do that?  I will tell more: you don't have credibility to even offer criticisms of the North Korean media.  Have you looked at the columns in your lousy newspapers??   Al-Akhbar is far from being perfect, but in comparison to Saudi and Hariri media, it is perfection multiplied.