"...Mr. Abbas then said: "First, we are as ‘Saudi-owned’ as CNN is ‘American-owned’;" This sentence would really compel me to strongly recommend that you take an introductory class in logic. First the analogy does not hold for these reasons: 1) The US is not run and owned by a ruling family. 2) CNN is not owned by the Obama family or by any ruling family or dynasty. 3) In the US, you can legally operate a news station (like Fox News) that are opposed to CNN. In Saudi Arabia, you can't legally run or operate a news station opposed to Al-Arabiyya or to ANY news station owned by any member of the ruling family. 4) In the US, you don't need to get a permission from one family to start a new station. 5) I am no defender of the US political system, but to compare to the medieval archaic non-system of Saudi Arabia to the American political system is an insult to the Saudi people who suffer under the rule of the House of Saud..."
Friday, October 12, 2012
Posted by G, M, Z, or B at 10:05 PM