Friday, December 16, 2005

Al-Jazeera and Yaser Za'atreh are at it again

A friend of mine has alerted me to an analysis on Al Jazeera written by the same author who wrote about Al Qaeda's blunders in the Amman explosions, I pointed to the article in my post about Zarqawi's message after the explosions.

Mr. Za'atreh comes back with an analysis about the recent Fateh elections this time. The peculiar thing about both of these analyses, and the reason for this post is the signature of Za'atreh at the end of both articles, in the analysis about Zarqawi and the Amman explosions he's a Jordanian writer. In the analysis about the Fateh elections, he's a Palestinian writer.

Excluding the remote possibility that Al Jazeera has two Yaser Za'atrehs working for them, one Jordanian and one Palestinian, leads me to believe that the nationality of Mr. Za'atreh is chosen based on the story, and the affiliation that gives the story more credence is used. Quite shameful. My curiosity got the best of me and I did a search for Za'atreh on Al Jazeera's website, I checked the signature at the end of his articles, turns out he's only a Jordanian writer when he talks about Jordan or Zarqawi, all other articles about other issues, including Iraq, he's a Palestinian writer.

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