Saturday, January 06, 2007

"Selective MEMRI"

A few years ago Brian Whitaker of the Guardian wrote what is now a classic expose of the Middle East Media Research Institute (Memri). The article deserves to be reprinted, republished and (re)linked to over and over again.

A couple of recent posts by Angry Arab reminded me of the need to link to it again. In other words, blog it.

Angry Arab:

Now, I know why the Russian, Chines[e], and British ambassadors in Lebanon speak fluent Arabic (the Chinese ambassador has a PhD in Arabic literature and she never uses a translator), while the US ambassador has been practicing the word fa-la-fil for the last two years. Keep trying.

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