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Al Akhbar, Pro-Resistance; or, when journalists just don’t “get it”

When a newspaper is banned in a county, how can you possibly then say that the newspaper is pro-that country? C.mon journos, try a bit harder:

“..On April 26, the Syrian-influenced Lebanese daily Al Akhbar quoted a Lebanese mayor as saying that an attempt to smuggle weapons to Syria was foiled. Al Hisha Mayor Mohammed Durgham was quoted as saying that villagers were conducting patrols to stop any smuggling.”

–And what does “influenced” mean here?


Written by nickbiddlenoe

April 30, 2011 at 1:09 pm

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