Friday, 27 December 2002

Does Patty Murray have legs?

The Professor discusses why (or why not) the mainstream media are whitewashing the Patty Murray/Osamagate incident. Cal Thomas devoted a segment of The O'Reilly Factor on Boxing Day to Murray's comments, so it is floating around a bit out there.

I think she deserves a good roasting by the media, but I'm not sure it's on the order of Trent Lott; it'd be different if she'd apprenticed with Abu Nidal and was on tape in 1978 demonstrating against the Shah. Fundamentally, though, she's wrong: the Islamic world doesn't want our charity, even if their leaders (particularly the Egyptians and the House of Saud) find it useful.