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February 13, 2013 12:06 PM   Subscribe

Former New York Times reporter Michael Janofsky was contacted for an unusual freelance assignment: blogging as a United Arab Emirates royal.

The royal isn't named in the story, but it appears to be Khalid bin Saqr Al Qasimi, former Crown Prince of Ras al-Khaimah.
posted by Chrysostom (11 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Makes me wonder just how many other bloggers are engaged in the propaganda war against Iran or who the people are who are on the Iranian government's pay roll.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 12:23 PM on February 13, 2013


That was a good read. Thanks.
posted by benito.strauss at 12:41 PM on February 13, 2013


Makes me wonder just how many other bloggers are engaged in the propaganda war against Iran or who the people are who are on the Iranian government's pay roll.

Simple: The ones I disagree with are on the take.
posted by Etrigan at 12:42 PM on February 13, 2013 [3 favorites]


[Receives fifty dollars for penning Etrigan's comment.]
posted by Iridic at 12:50 PM on February 13, 2013 [5 favorites]


I enjoyed this, thanks.

However, what's with this use of "blog" to refer to an individual weblog post rather than to "a journal written on-line and accessible to users of the internet" (dictionary.com)? As a blogger, he should know better.
posted by faustdick at 1:28 PM on February 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


Reminds me of The Corrections.
posted by macrael at 2:28 PM on February 13, 2013


faustdick: "what's with this use of "blog" to refer to an individual weblog post rather than to "a journal written on-line and accessible to users of the internet""

I know, it drives me insane when people do that.

Also, sometimes seen on Metafilter: people using "post" when they mean "comment."
posted by Chrysostom at 2:31 PM on February 13, 2013


However, what's with this use of "blog" to refer to an individual weblog post rather than to "a journal written on-line and accessible to users of the internet" (dictionary.com)? As a blogger, he should know better.

Ugh, yeah. Everyone around me in my workplace has started to do this, even though they should absolutely know better.
posted by limeonaire at 5:49 PM on February 13, 2013


And now that I've read it: Very fascinating!
posted by limeonaire at 6:00 PM on February 13, 2013


Great read indeed, but in a piece of this caliber, in this publication, I'd expect "attended a Dodgers’s game" to be caught and corrected.
posted by yiftach at 12:37 AM on February 14, 2013


Clearly I need to start referring to comments here as "blogs".
posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits at 3:19 AM on February 14, 2013


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