Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Western journalists respond warmly to Obama interview

According to the Financial Times, "[t]he Arab world responded positively ... to Barack Obama’s surprise interview with an Arabic language television channel..."

The is undeniably true, especially when the "Arab world" is comprised of:
  • "a senior Arab official"

  • "a state department spokesman"
  • the editor of a Saudi Arabian newspaper

  • no Predator drones were available for comment
Meanwhile, the most popular Arabic language news outlet, Al Jazeera, has not reported on the interview. Perhaps they "feel some kind of way" on the heels of Gaza, which they, unlike the Western press, actually covered.

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