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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Dutch journalist praises Saudi freedom, criticizes Israel's

This is part of a longer posting from Honest Reporting that deserves to be read and watched. But I had to highlight this part.
Gross was particularly disturbed by comments made by senior Dutch journalist Connie Mus, correspondent for the Dutch stations RTL 4 and RTL 5, and for Belgium's VTM TV, about how wonderful the Saudi authorities are:
The gentleman from the Netherlands, from Dutch TV - he was praising the Saudis, significantly praising them after his trip there. He even praised women's rights in Saudi Arabia, which I find quite incredible. He praised prison conditions in Saudi Arabia and then he severely criticized Israel, Israeli press freedoms, Israeli prison conditions.

Now I think we all know that Israel's not perfect but the idea that an objective European journalist from the Netherlands can think that Saudi Arabia gives more press freedom, more women's rights, better treatment of prisoners, where prisoners often die of torture in Saudi jails. He was so unobjective that I found it disturbing.
You may be wondering after reading that how this journalist and others like him believe that they are being objective. That's what the article and the video are about so read the whole thing.


At 7:45 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Its Orwellian to posit a medieval autocracy has more freedom than that of a democracy. Yet that's exactly the kind of attitude Judeophobia has produced in Europe.

What could go wrong indeed


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