Re: saudi spinning

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Mon 16 Jun 2003 - 03:52:32 GMT

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    On Sunday, June 15, 2003, at 10:12 PM, Scott wrote:

    > I had a decent, but short, discussion about bin Laden and the history
    > of
    > Saudi Arabia with a reference to Bernard Lewis's recent book with Keith
    > Henson recently and neither of us came away with our feathers ruffled.

    Speaking of Saudi Arabia- I don't know how widespread they are, but, even in my sporadic and brief moments in front of a TV, I've seen a new ad at least twice from the Saudi's proclaiming themselves 'partners against terrorism'. It's a slick little thirty or twenty second spot, with a shiny urban modern background and some robed and hooded pedestrians, from my memory, and I'm pretty sure it was a national spot on one of the main three networks, but I can't say for sure which one or whether or not it was on more than one. There are resources to discover placement and time of advertisements, but, this was an interesting piece of propaganda.

    - Wade

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