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    I mean, I go to my alma mater on Wednesday to hear Abderrahim Foukara give a talk on Al Jazeera Arabic and the revolutions, and even though I had my hand up for 30 minutes to ask a question (he said that the Bahrain coverage was limited due to lack of access and I wanted to ask him why lack of access wasn't presenting a problem for them to cover Syria and how does a lack of access result in the tone of their coverage being pro-regime and anti-protester and I wanted to point out the irony of the event being held in the Prince Salman atrium) they skipped over me repeatedly in favor of a random dude rambling to himself for 5 minutes and this gem from an AU student:

    This will become a regular feature.  In covering Syria, Aljazeera (Arabic) does not have correspondents who don't appear on camera, as it did in Iraq when its offices were closed down.  It relies on a crude propaganda speech that appears in news cast in the regime TV all over the Arab world.  Yesterday, the propaganda speech talked about the Syrian National Council and it said that it is dominated by the secular liberals.  I kid you not.  When Aljazeera lies about this basic fact, you know the lies are dominating.  It then added that the Muslim Brotherhood are "merely" one of many parties represented in the Council.  I kid you not.  It then added: that the Brotherhood wants a civil state and a democratic government, etc.  I was expect the network to add that Al-Qa`idah is a charity operating in different Arab countries.

    "The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out”. - George Carlin

    by Funkygal on Tue Nov 15, 2011 at 05:02:58 PM PST

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