Monday, March 28, 2011

Unfair, Unbalanced, and Revolutionary?

Instapundit writes:

BLOGGING FROM inside Libya. “Look. Back then, there was no satellite television. There was no proper media, you know? We didn’t know what was going on in the outside world. All we heard was Qaddafi, Qaddafi, Qaddafi, ranting at America, America, America. But now, it’s different. Now we know what’s going on in the world. Now we have Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya, you name it.” (Via Gerard van der Leun).

I noted about five years ago a Strategypage report on how the Arab press--as outrageous as it appears to us (well, not all of us)--has actually been a revolutionary improvement over what Arabs used to have. That's a frightening thought, to be sure, to consider what it used to be. But there you go.