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O'Hara Factor
Monday, August 30, 2004

Al-Jazeera: a darling of liberal professors

The Wildcat reports that professors are praising Al-Jazeera's documentary "The Control Room".

Read it and see how shallow they are. They can't see the media's liberal bias because of their own! They act as if because journalists are supposed to be objective that they can't take a side as to which country's armed forces ought to be killed. This is the ultimate flaw in their argument.

Associate history professor David Gibbs makes the same argument he made in class last semester over the bias of the media: that even though the American press is the freest in the world, it still doesn't criticize the government. Does he expect Jane Fonda to be embedded with the Fedayeen?

In the meantime, Bush is attacked for his National Guard service, and Kerry isn't attacked for only using ad-hominem arguments against Swift Vets for Truth.

And, of course, there's no mention of conflicting reports. Nah, that's just propaganda. Al-Jazeera is objective.

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