Saturday, November 19, 2011

Maybe they should change their name to the "Multinational Corporate Saudi Press Club" . . .

Not that its hard to find these events, but here's another example of what a failure American journalism has been since 2000. Saudi representative speaking at National Press club is asked by reporter:

"There's been a lot of talk about the legitimacy of the Syrian regime, I want to know what legitimacy your regime has, sir. You come before us, representative of one of the most autocratic, misogynistic regimes on the face of the earth. Human Rights Watch and other reports of torture detention of activist, you squelched the democratic uprising in Bahrain, you tried to overturn the democratic uprising in Egypt and indeed you continue to oppress your own people. What legitimacy does you regime have -- other than billions of dollars and weapons?"

For defending human rights, he is suspended from National Press Club. Nothing our corporate owned media hates more than attacking one of their client states.

Here the offending reporter pointing out the hypocracy of The National Press Club's selective outrage:

"Another issue is that tough questioning seems to be done selectively, and of course this is an issue not just at the National Press Club. When individuals who seem at odds with the establishment, like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Jeremiah Wright have spoken before to the Press Club, they were very critically questioned. Others, however, are treated rather reverentially. I have participated, and at times benefited from some of this. When the Austrian Neo-Nazi Jörg Haider came to the Club, Hickman, the same moderator at the Turki event, allowed me to give him quite a grilling with several followups -- at least four or five, much to my joy -- and congratulated me for my efforts afterwords. "

The Beltway Press stenographer to corporate powerful ever since President Bush the "Hero of Freedom" stole an election.

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