Thursday, June 03, 2004

Good For What Ails Them

As if I'm supposed to be surprised?

Al Jazeera is to Arabic idiocy as Moe the bartender is to Barney Gumble's alcoholism. The Arabic street comes staggering in off the street, having just been kicked out of the latest flophouse in which it'd been crashing, and needs a nectar of sweet, sweet paranoid lies to soothe its ego and hlp convince it that its problems are all the fault of the Jews and the Christians. So Al Jazeera ("but please, call me 'Al'") takes the Arab world by the shoulders, guides him right to the barstool, and there waiting on the bartop is something to kill the pain.