The MSM/liberal establishment is, finally being reigned-in. The is hope for the country and world!
posted by ParisParamus at 1:22 PM EST on February 12
I have decided to be kinder and sweeter on Metafilter. Less annoying, too.
Aljazeera is a widely misunderstood Arabic television channel that is mainly characterized by a quaint 1950s-style pan-Arab nationalism. It is not a fundamentalist religious channel, though it does host one old-time Muslim Brother, Yusuf al-Qaradawi. Its main peculiarity in local terms is that it will air all sides of a political issue and allow frank criticism of Middle Eastern politicians as well as of Western ones. It is the only place in the Arab media where one routinely hears Israeli spokesmen (speaking very good Arabic, typically) addressing their concerns and point of view to Arab audiences.
It is believed to be the first time the Blair government has threatened newspapers in this way. Though it has obtained court injunctions against newspapers, the government has never prosecuted editors for publishing the contents of leaked documents, including highly sensitive ones about the run-up to the invasion of Iraq."
As to the other events where reporters were killed, I don't know. It is possible that if you associate with terrorists you might well get targeted if you are in the same area.
what won't work is pretending that the Iraq War isn't going well
"A lot of Iraqis are being tortured or killed in the course of interrogations," Allawi said. "We are even witnessing Sharia courts based on Islamic law that are trying people and executing them.
Deduct 1.0 for having to largely level Fallujah.
Deduct 1.0 for having incurred 15000 casualties
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