Thursday, March 01, 2012

Again and again: when Robert Fisk pretends he knows Arabic

Tons of reader sent me this and people are mocking him all over the internet.  Why does not he retire at long last? Why does he insist on embarrassing himself by wild exaggerations and pretensions.  Here, he wanted to show off his (non-existent) Arabic, and he fell flat on his face: "So it's the "cleaning" of Baba Amr now, is it? "Tingheef" in Arabic."  Tingheef, Mr. Fisk?  Tingheef, Mr. Fisk?  Is that Azari or Arabic? (thanks Salam and many other readers)