Tuesday, January 10, 2006

"You're Arab, I'll bomb ya!" - Is this Dubya?

Did Bush propose to take out Al Jazeera?

I first covered this a few weeks back, only the find the UK government imposed a reporting blackout almost the moment the leak broke. Obviously, such restrictions can only apply in the UK so its good to least reporting on the matter kept alive at this link to Slate at the Washington Post.

Published yesterday by our timing, it tells nothing particularly new but does reveal that the two persons being prosecuted for the leak are in court to defend their case today. Although British media have restrictions on publishing the contents of the leak itself, in so far as I can tell only standard reporting restrictions would apply to the court case itself. It will be interesting to see if the trial's progress and verdict are even mentioned in our homegrown news sources.


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