RE: Islam and Europe and Joe

From: Scott Chase (ecphoric@hotmail.com)
Date: Sun 24 Nov 2002 - 01:06:57 GMT

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    >From: Jeremy Bradley <jeremyb@nor.com.au>
    >Reply-To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk
    >To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk
    >Subject: RE: Islam and Europe and Joe
    >Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 11:17:39 +1100
    >
    >At 05:39 PM 23/11/02 -0600, you wrote:
    > >> At 04:01 PM 23/11/02 -0600, you wrote:
    > >> Joe........
    > >> >I did. Interesting, but hardly objective. Ifnya notice, I don't
    > >> >post from Jewish news agancies for the same reason. But I think I'll
    > >> >add Arabic news to my list of Islamic news links. Here are some
    > >> >others for you; I find the first to be especially informative.
    > >> >
    > >> >http://www.albawaba.com/main/index.ie.php3?lang=e
    > >> >
    > >> >http://www.cursor.org/aljazeera.htm
    > >> >
    > >> Arabic News is quite a moderate Egyptian publication Joe, and I
    > >> thought that I gave you their URL already. Jeremy
    > >>
    > >Yeah, you did, come to think of it - although these days it is hard to
    >find
    > >the words "moderate" "Egyptian" and "news" placed legitimately in the
    > >same sentence.
    > >
    >Thanks for the MEMRIs Joe but I hardly think that it is any more objective
    >than others. These recommendations are a bit uniform:
    >
    >" the excellent Middle East Media Research Institute"
    > -Former CIA director James Woolsey, June 10, 2002
    >
    > "Plenty of journalists leaned heavily on MEMRI's
    >translations, citing 'the invaluable Middle East
    > Media Research Institute.' In fact, 'invaluable' has been
    >written so often before MEMRI's name
    > that one could have been forgiven for thinking the word
    >was part of the name. MEMRI served as
    > an antidote to darkness, as a way not to be ignorant.
    >The
    >veil has been lifted by MEMRI."
    > -Jay Nordlinger, National Review, May 6, 2002
    >
    > "MEMRI does an outstanding job of reviewing the Arab
    >language press. Knowing what is being
    > said about America and Israel is critical to
    >understanding
    >the Middle East. Holding Arab leaders
    > accountable for failure to refute outrageous lies about
    >America and Israel is an important part of
    > our public diplomacy efforts and ultimately our Middle
    >East policy."
    > - U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman, February, 2002
    >
    >I wonder what Chomsky would say about them.
    >
    >
    Let's not swing from one extreme to the other so quickly. At least not without motion sickness meds firmly in hand. Chomsky makes Donahue look like Limbaugh.

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