Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Arab monitor on Al-Arabiyya

Yesterday, the news station of King Fahd's brother-in-law, Al-Arabiyya was blasting the news non-stop. It said that an Arab monitor appeared via phone on Al-Arabiyya and blasted the lousy Syrian regime.  And they kept airing the report in which the monitor kept attacking the Syrian regime and accused it of genocide and kept saying "even the Jews did not do that."  Within hours, the Arab League had to react and said that there was no monitor with that name (mustashar Mahjub) and that that report was fake and no monitor spoke to Al-Arabiyya.  Al-Arabiyya did what it does whenever it is caught with its pants down: it stopped airing the reports and erased any reference to it from its news site. Welcome to the standards of Saudi media.