Ed Driscoll

The Arafat School Of Multilingual Journalism

Yasser Arafat had an infamous habit of saying one thing in English, and something much worse in Arabic. The Davids Medienkritik blog (“Politically incorrect observations on reporting in the German media” is their slogan) discovers that Der Spiegel has a similar style, running roughshod over the German translation of a recent interview with US Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Karen Hughes, right down to the caption under the photo of Hughes:

Bush-Freundin Hughes: “Ein wunderbarer F