Java Zen:Thinking Out Loud Sunday, 2017.11.19
Freedom of speech in its nature is the same freedom to offend. So far nobody has
yet been punished for talking about the weather.

The right to free speech is the quintessential right of freedom, and it is not
given by nature. We can only defend it by using it. We can choose to keep our
opinions to ourselves not to hurt others unnecessarily, but if it?s done out of
fear against threats, then we have abandoned the fight.

		Editorial from Ekstra Bladet, June 12, 2006

2008.03.28

Anti-American Bias At Al Jazeera English? No!

Holy reeling stunning revolations, Batman (H/T LGF):

“Former ‘Nightline’ reporter Dave Marash has quit Al-Jazeera English, saying Thursday his exit was due in part to an anti-American bias at a network that is little seen in this country.”

And this is interesting:

“Marash said he felt that attitude more from British administrators than Arabs at the Qatar-based network.”

I guess there are a few Brits who just can’t get over the whole 1776 thing. Or perhaps it’s that their own country is sunk so deep in the multicultural tar pit it’s beyond their ability to muster any hope, so they might as well shift their anti-sentiments to a country that at least has some hope for survival in the 21st century. There once was a time when the sun never set on the British Empire. Looks to be a day on the horizon when the sun may never rise on the British Empire.

In other news:

Job Opening: Al Jazeera seeks self-loathing, English speaking (American citizen preferred) TV personality. Actual personality not required. Prior experience as anti-American tool and Useful Idiot preferred.