Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The false "monitor" on Arabiyya TV

I recommend that you all read this piece: it is about the yet another embarrassing episode in which a man claiming to be an Arab monitor was put on the air on the news station of King Fahd's brother-in-law, Al-Arabiyya, and he railed against the Syrian regime and kept saying that "the Jews did not do this".   Of course, it quickly turned out that the man was an impostor and that he was not a monitor.  So the mouthpiece of Prince Salman (Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat), contacted the director of Al-Arabiyyah (who used to editor the mouthpiece of Prince Salman before directing the mouthpiece of King Fahd's brother-in-law--talk about journalistic standards here) to explain what happened.  Read the details and see the extent to which those propaganda outlets have no journalistic standards whatsoever and see how closely the propaganda outlets of House of Saud coordinate with some elements of the Syrian opposition to get the propaganda story out.  Notice that the pro-Saudi director of the pro-Saudi Syrian Monitor for Human Rights is also cited (he is the only source on Syria for Nada Bakri--or so it seems to me).