There was a very funny debate on PM (BBC radio 4) this evening, between Journalist David Aaronovitch and Abdel Bari Atwan, editor-in chief of the London-based newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi.
Aaronovitch managed to state that the American government did not lie about weapons of mass destruction. He then carried on telling Bari Atwan that :
"Your governments are so authoritarian, your press so government controlled that as a matter of routine, you don’t actually believe what anybody in office says".
To which the editor of Al-Quds Al-Arabi answered :
"I’m not leaving under an authoritarian government. My government is the British government. I’ve been leaving in this country for 35 years, so I’m entitled to scrutinize all these stories."
There’s enough matter on that 10 mn debate for a full study on intercultural issues !
To your podcasts! Quick!