August 17, 2007
The P-I website carries this article about the personal blog of Imad Moustapha, the Syrian ambassador to the United States. Moustapha is an official representative for one of the most corrupt, backward and repressive regimes on the planet, and I'm inclined to take most of what he has to say as cynical propaganda. Nevertheless, it's interesting that he has a blog. Check it out for yourself.
But what's lame about the AP article is that it doesn't include the blog's URL. It's easy enough to find using google, but still, if you publish an article about a website. How lame is to not include a link to the website?
Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at August 17, 2007
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As blog go, this was a bust. I usually classify a site like the Ambassador's as a family website.
You know - weddings, vacations, etc.
Well, at least the Ambassador isn't blathering about the horrible Israeli/Zionist racist thugs like so many other Arab bloggers. That is just soo old!
3. I've noticed that most newspapers rarely include URLs even when writing about websites. Maybe they don't like the look of them, maybe they are worried that the URL will change, maybe they figure it's easier for people to just google it, maybe they don't want to promote someone else's business or agenda, maybe they don't like the idea of "sending" (even from print) people to a website outside of their control. I realize none of these reasons is perfect, but I think some combination of them is at work here.
4. the most corrupt, backward and repressive regimes on the planet
Is that why the Condoleezza Rice hangs out with them, gotta get some more torture tips for W.
5. Cato, did you take classes to become a scumbag, or did it just come naturally to you?
6. Hinton, I took an easy swipe at the President and that's the best you can come up with? Must be a Friday.
Most MSM still think that blogs are pesky little creeps that deserve the cold shoulder and provide unwarranted criticism to the "thoroughly reported, fact-checked, professional" stories that steer public opinion in the correct directions. Heaven forbid that they should allow their readers to actually read the poxy bloggists, when the heroic reporters have already told said readers all they should know about what the bloggists wrote. Of course they don't provide URLs, they'd just encourage the readers to go slumming.
And as for hanging out with the Syrian gummint, one might note that Condoleeza Rice actually has state business to do so, whereas Nancy Pelosi in her hijab was doing her best, using her MSM allies as cheerleaders, to use her social call on Damascus to undermine her own country. Talk about pissing in the soup...
Way to go Cato!!! You have mastered the attempt at deflection. Your friends must be so proud.
I like you better when you have meaningful things to add.
Remind me to take a swipe at Clinton the next time I see the word 'dress'.