Wednesday, June 26, 2002[posted by jaed at 12:16 PM]
The Arab Onion
Our friends at the Arab News have outdone themselves. It seems there's a new threat to Arabs: terrorist reporters!
A number of Western cells are presently operating in Saudi Arabia, both overtly and covertly, and have launched periodic assaults [...] The Westerners who make up these cells are experts in psychological terrorism. [...] the lost cause of breathing life into a profession dying a quiet death in their home countries: serious, objective journalism. [...] a Saudi teenage girl was found in tears after falling victim to a psychological terror attack by a foreign reporter, who had been walking around under cover of looking like a total and utter idiot [...]Yes, you're reading that right. Clueless reporters are united in a terrorist attack on Saudi Arabia.
One hesitates in these cases to know how to respond? Are they, perhaps, actually serious? Is this satire? Or is a British or American freelance writer perhaps having a little fun with the editors?