Dan R Allen wrote:

> Dan:
> I think that they are probably more reliable than many sources are,
> although their bias is probably a little too conservative for some. All
> sources are going to be somewhat biased in what they feel is newsworthy,
> whether it's due to their focus or editorial bias. I also tend to stay way
> from the opinion pieces as much as I can since they are little more than
> pure propaganda.
>
> The problem with getting the "real" Taliban side of the story, or the
> Palestinian side for that matter, is the severe limitations those regimes
> place on what is released to the world new services.

???bin Laden regularly makes news release via video to a popular TV station in
Qatar. Does the US have an Arabicist in Doha? Why not?

--
Marc A. Schindler
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and
falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."
--Michelangelo Buonarroti

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