Thursday, December 29, 2011

US ambassador in Lebanon and MTV

US Ambassador in Lebanon, Maura Connelly made a point of visiting, with cameras in toe, the studios of Lebanese TV station, MTV.  It was unprecedented.  Here is a station that is known for extreme sectarian Christian views (airing reports about the dangers of Christian selling lands to Muslims), and for blatant racism: airing reports against all Asian and African workers in Lebanon and agitating for years against poor Syrian workers in the country.  Ms. Connelly should have explained the visit: was it the racism or the sectarianism that impressed her about the station?