DATE: 2/16/2005 11:16:00 AM
Al-Jazeera and Eason - After looking at the Al-Jazeera cartoons on My Pet Jawa, I decided to visit the English website of the Arabic news channel. I found some interesting things there. One was a poll:
Should CNN's Eason Jordan have resigned over his reported remarks accusing the US of targeting journalists in Iraq?
Yes : 26%
No : 68%
Unsure : 6%
Number of pollers : 19116Not much surprise there. Then I searched for "Eason Jordan" and found this news story. Al Jazeera mostly reported it straight, until the end, when they used the story as an opportunity for some anti-American propaganda:
Speaking to Aljazeera from New York, Dr Fawaaz Jajis, a professor of political science at University of Lawrence, said there is little room for voices of dissent in America.
"The United States is in a state of war, militarily and ideologically," Jajis said. "Unfortunately, it seems that the truth is one of war's victims, as is freedom of the media, journalism and opinion in the United States," he added.Thanks, Eason.