The secretary of state complains that more and more people in the Middle East are watching al Jazeera, and she says it’s because AJ delivers “real news,” as compared to that stuff you see on American tv, with all those annoying commercials. As Barry Rubin says, we’re beyond satire.
I’m sure there are lots of folks in the State Dept who get their “news” from AJ. Which is not all that different from some of our MSM, after all, and without those annoying commercials. One hopes that someone in Congress pointed out to her that our very own Voice of America Farsi programs are also often violently anti-American and very sympathetic to the rulers of Iran.
Real news is elsewhere. Like here. Ahem.