May 29, 2003


The head of al-Jazeera, the Arab satellite television station, will step down after criticism of its reporting from Iraq and Afghanistan and claims that it was infiltrated by Saddam Hussein's agents.

The New York Times, CNN, and the BBC could use the same excuse. I'd believe it.

Posted by Tim Blair at May 29, 2003 02:33 AM

Every time I see Jordan involved in the discussions over the Roadmap, I have to wonder if that's CNN's Eason Jordan and he's there to hand over another check for "access" to Arafat's propaganda.

Posted by: Laurence Simon at May 29, 2003 at 02:43 AM

Good thing we've got FOX News to provide balance and respectability to an ailing news culture infected by those goddamn bleeding-hearts.

Posted by: mark at May 29, 2003 at 05:39 AM

Could be you recheck those sources Timbo

Posted by: Homer Paxton at May 29, 2003 at 11:02 AM

What I thought when reading the article today was that if it weren't true, they'd be doing better than CNN, who admitted to covering up stories.

Posted by: Andjam at May 29, 2003 at 08:46 PM

According to the Telegraph journalist's grammar, "the head of al-Jazeera" is an "it".

Posted by: Andrew Jamouneau at May 30, 2003 at 03:18 AM