Angry Arab moment:
The former free-lance Middle East consultant for NBC News and ABC News and now professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus and visiting professor at UC, Berkeley, Dr. As’ad AbuKhalil, outlines a principle about judging reliability of documentation of information:
"When New York Times reports on Hamas
Let's look at a few posts from the same intellectual sceptic who claims that it is impossible to form opinions based on information gathered by someone who resides in the US from people who actually live in in the locations where the events he reports take place:
"Stop lying to me
"The body then was placed on a prepared flat board and eased into the sea." Eased into the sea? You think we are going to believe that? Unless by ease you mean "kicked into the sea." What is next? They will now claim that US soldiers kissed him on the forehead before delicately lowering his body? Why these lies?"
"The new Egypt?
A new ban on kissing and embracing scenes on Egyptian TV. Is that a revolution or Salafite coup? (thanks Ahmet)
This report has been denied. (thanks Mohammad)"
From one of my reliable sources: "23 doctors and 24 nurses will be tried in military court. They have been forced to confess to things they never did."
There is plenty more where these examples come from.