Saturday, August 26, 2006
Close Your Eyes
Plug Your Ears
A New York business man has been arrested for providing satellite access to Al Manar television, a station broadcasting since 1991. Its news programs show statements from Hezbollah. The US classifies that as a terrorist entity. The man now faces five years in prison for supporting terrorism.
There is no news of Iran making arrests for reading the New York Times. Mexico has yet to jail anyone for watching CNN's Lou Dobbs show. People can say "George Bush" in China.
Reporters Without Borders, considered by some a CIA front, regularly critiques those three nations for blocking access to information. There is little chance it will condemn the US for the same. That's the land of the free.
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