Strange Bedfellows Alert
I’m sure Mark Halperin and right wingers don’t want this kind of ally in their “pro Obama media bias” campaign, and I want to be clear that this post in no way discounts their claims (although I think it’s bunk). Still, the following “support” has to sting…
Global reactions to Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri’s controversial condemnation of U.S. President-Elect Barack Obama as a “House Slave” (or, alternatively, “House Negro”) have begun to pour in — including via the top jihad web forums used by Al-Qaida to disseminate its propaganda. Though hardcore Al-Qaida supporters have predictably dismissed any criticism of Dr. al-Zawahiri and are fiercely backing his choice of words, there is a rather ironic (if not entirely unfamiliar) twist to this issue.
After observing international press reporting on the incident, these same supporters are now bitterly attacking the media for its “unfair” pro-Obama bias and for deliberately “confusing” the meaning of al-Zawahiri’s message.
Al-Qaida’s standard operating procedure in the past 10 years is to kill people and they want unbiased media coverage?
Trust is indeed stranger than fiction.