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February 2011

Can we move past the Bush-era construction about Aljazeera, please?

I’m continually impressed by the scope of Aljazeera English reporting on the spreading pro-democracy/revolutionary uprisings throughout the Middle East (and now, with Lybia, Northern Africa).

Perhaps somewhat ironically, as I was listening to Macbreak Weekly today, Alex Lindsay made the cogent point that the news organization we bombed at the start of the Iraq war has been chiefly responsible for making the spreading populist uprising even possible, by continuing to report on it.