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'Western Media Biased Against Arabs'
The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-1-2006 | Julia Day

Posted on 02/01/2006 3:28:33 PM PST by blam

'Western media biased against Arabs'

Julia Day in Qatar
Wednesday February 1, 2006

Western media are biased against Arabs, parrot government views and have a negative influence on western understanding of the region, a conference organised by satellite channel al-Jazeera heard today. In a debate on whether world media build bridges or creates divisions, delegates were told that western media - and the US media in particular - need to concentrate on press freedom more than Arabic media and must radically overhaul their coverage of Arabic issues.

Criticism of western media came from both western and Arab journalists and academics.

Marc Lynch, a professor of political science at America's Williams College, said: "After 9/11 a lot of Americans were not responding to the Arabic media, but to what they were being told about the Arabic media.

"The gap between how Arabs and Americans understand the world is enormous ... We need a real dialogue. Americans need to listen to Arabic media and vice-versa. We need Americans on Arab media," he said.

Countering criticism of the western media, the former editor of the Rand Daily Mail, Allister Sparks, said the Arabic world needed to get its own house in order first.

(Excerpt) Read more at media.guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: against; arabs; arabworld; biased; media; mediabias; western

1 posted on 02/01/2006 3:28:34 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

'Western media biased against Arabs'

I'd say western media mostly kisses their arses and makes excuses for their backward ways.


2 posted on 02/01/2006 3:29:49 PM PST by adam_az (It's the border, stupid!)
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To: blam

Better way of saying it - we have 2 policies regarding Muslim ass.

1) kiss

2) cover


3 posted on 02/01/2006 3:30:17 PM PST by adam_az (It's the border, stupid!)
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To: blam
Western media are biased against Arabs

Where?


4 posted on 02/01/2006 3:30:51 PM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: blam

Yeah?

So?


5 posted on 02/01/2006 3:30:53 PM PST by lOKKI (You can ignore reality until it bites you in the ass.)
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To: blam

I have no problem with Arabs. Muslims are a different matter.


6 posted on 02/01/2006 3:30:56 PM PST by Right Wing Professor (When your mind's made up, nothing's more confusing than lots and lots and lots of facts.)
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To: blam

...and al Jazeera treats does beheading stories with great balance.... has the world gone insane?


7 posted on 02/01/2006 3:31:25 PM PST by RolandBurnam (I WANT SOME PORK RINDS!!!!!)
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To: blam
Spare me!!!
If an Arab gets a hangnail the press has a cow.
They cut the heads off people and its our fault.

Biased media my a__.
8 posted on 02/01/2006 3:31:37 PM PST by dinok
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To: adam_az

Ditto


9 posted on 02/01/2006 3:32:15 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: blam

The media is pro-Arab. But the people here are getting mighty tired of savages who blow up kids and saw people's heads of for fun


10 posted on 02/01/2006 3:32:45 PM PST by SauronOfMordor (A planned society is most appealing to those with the hubris to think they will be the planners)
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To: adam_az
It just started to sink in amongst the scribbling profession. They wouldn't have jobs in a world where Islamic law prevails.
11 posted on 02/01/2006 3:35:32 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: blam
'Western Media Biased Against Arabs'

Is it just possible that instead of bias, it's the radical Muslim terrorist attacks in numerous countries?

12 posted on 02/01/2006 3:45:13 PM PST by RJL
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To: blam
We never said too many nice things about the Nazis either.

ML/NJ

13 posted on 02/01/2006 3:46:26 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: blam
The media loves the Arabs and the Muslims. Now if there where a Democrat leading this war, (In your worst dreams!)
then they would hate the Arabs and Muslims.

Its all about the party folks. They want us to fail for President Bush's sake.
14 posted on 02/01/2006 4:04:37 PM PST by Duke Wayne
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To: blam

Someone should post the picture of the crying baby. He is especially screechy today, with all those papers printing the cartoons of Mohammed the Pedophile "Prophet".


15 posted on 02/01/2006 4:09:26 PM PST by rbg81
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To: blam
"...conference organised by satellite channel al-Jazeera heard today."

Oh, that's rich, considering the source.

Those who play the poor victim card always think they're exempt from showing the same fairness they demand.

16 posted on 02/01/2006 4:30:16 PM PST by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American (Keep the adults in charge of Congress.)
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To: Duke Wayne
"Now if there where a Democrat leading this war, (In your worst dreams!) then they would hate the Arabs and Muslims."

If there had been a Democrat leading this war since 9/11, a la Bill Clinton style, we'd be fighting in the streets of every U.S. city by now.

17 posted on 02/01/2006 4:32:32 PM PST by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American (Keep the adults in charge of Congress.)
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To: blam
Western media are biased against Arabs, parrot government views and have a negative influence on western understanding of the region, a conference organised by satellite channel al-Jazeera heard today.

Truth in advertising message: Western media are biased against Christians, parrot "ROP" views and have a negative influence on western understanding of the region. Brought to you by jihadist support group Al-Jazzera.

18 posted on 02/01/2006 4:40:55 PM PST by Tamar1973 (There's NOTHING I need at 5 a.m., except more sleep!!!!!)
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To: All
Well they can just go bugger right off, then.

Notice the flow of events recently? Like bin Laden's "truce" offer, the Euro-sissies growing a spine over Islamist protests about (chuckle) cartoon strips (giggle), and now we have their media crying about the need for "a real dialogue" between our peoples.

Sounds to me like someone is LOSING this fight.

It's not time for any "dialogue" - it's time to intensify the attacks!

19 posted on 02/01/2006 5:25:53 PM PST by FierceDraka ("Sure as I know anything, I know this: I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Mal Reynolds)
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To: blam; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Do not dub me shapka broham; Alex Marko; Alouette; ...

I know exactly what they mean. Subsequent to 9/11/01, western media kept replaying those images of the WTC on fire and/or collapsing.

Middle Eastern media kept replaying those images also, but with a "cheering crowd" soundtrack.

Just because Mohammed was a mass-murdering pedophile and liar, and just because Arabian-founded Islam has been butchering and enslaving people for about fifteen hundred years, and just because some Arabs from Arabia and Egypt hijacked some airliners and used them to mass murder thousands of people four and a half years ago, after having their flight lessons paid by wealthy Arabs, is no reason for a negative media portrayal of Arabs.

So everyone involved should just cut it out right now.


20 posted on 02/04/2006 1:28:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (In the long run, there is only the short run.)
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21 posted on 02/04/2006 3:50:51 PM PST by SJackson (elected members of Hamas: businesspeople, professionals, not terrorists. Scott McClellan)
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To: blam

We wish ...


22 posted on 02/04/2006 4:26:43 PM PST by Let's Roll ( "Congressmen who ... undermine the military ... should be arrested, exiled or hanged" - A. Lincoln)
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To: SunkenCiv

If there had been large numbers of "moderate" arab/muslim protesters in this country peacefully protesting the evil actions of 9/11 in every city in the US, and the MSM had showed them, it would have gone a long way toward dispelling any "negative image" or "bias." While there were a few protests, they didn't seem to be very large.


23 posted on 02/06/2006 5:58:57 AM PST by Convert from ECUSA (Not a nickel, not a dime, stop sending my tax money to Hamastine!)
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To: Convert from ECUSA

All such protests are attached to big buts.


24 posted on 02/06/2006 9:03:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Islam is medieval fascism, and the Koran is a medieval Mein Kampf.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Yep, big buts (or big butts?!) in more way than one.


25 posted on 02/07/2006 4:00:33 AM PST by Convert from ECUSA (Not a nickel, not a dime, stop sending my tax money to Hamastine!)
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