Monday, October 31, 2011

Al-Arabiyya website

The website of Al-Arabiyya (the news station of King Fahd's brother-in-law) is even worse than the TV Al-Arabiyyah.  It reminds me of the yellow--very yellow--journalism of the Kuwaiti press (post 1991, when the top gifted Palestinian editors and journalists were driven out of the country).  It basically promotes rumors, innuendos, fabrications, lies, exaggerations, distortions, and falsifications.  It basically uses the sleazy techniques of Elaph (another Saudi politics and sleaze website).  They often have headlines and stories that suddenly disappear after the lies get exposed.  One day, someone will write a book about the journalism of the House of Saud: the book will be as dirty as a book on the sex life of King Fahd or King Abdullah.