It’s not just the Democrats we should be worrying about!
Michael Calderone, the senior media reporter for The Huffington Post, has written an article which appears on the website of Arab American News that appears to “credit” Senator John McCain for helping get carriage for Al-Jazeera English (AJE) on Time Warner cable in New York.
He writes that “…U.S. political leaders have had far more praise for the network’s on-the-ground reporting around the globe. In March, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called AJE ‘real news’ for its coverage of the Arab Spring protests. Two months later, both House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) attended a dinner for the network and spoke glowingly about its impact on the revolutions sweeping the Middle East and North Africa.”
Meantime, an Al-Jazeera contributor, Republican David Ramadan, who supported McCain for president, is running for the newly created 87th House of Delegates seat in the Commonwealth of Virginia and seems poised to win. He has been interviewed by Al-Jazeera, which the Muslim Brotherhood describes as the “great Arab media organization,” and says that his mission includes “educating the Republican party on the Arab-American and Muslim community on what we need from candidates in order to support them.”
On August 10 [today!], former Reagan Attorney General Ed Meese* is scheduled to appear on Ramadan’s behalf at a Loudoun County, Virginia, restaurant.
There is much more, read it all!
This is mostly about Ramadan, but I have been wondering lately if McCain was getting senile after I heard him pushing for stepped-up military involvement in Libya and gave a glowing report on the rebels who we still know little about (and who are now killing each other). Vancouver Sun: “….questions about divisions and lawlessness within rebel ranks.”