…. depends on who’s side you’re on. A Lebanese editor’s commentary, linked at editorsweblog.org.
In this time of war, both the US and Arab media mirror and pander to their public opinions, reflect and promote a rising tide of patriotic sentiment, stereotype and sometimes demonize the other and resolutely and irresponsibly refuse to probe the underlying reasons for the mass sentiments of the other side. The Arab media have done a poor job of explaining why Americans support their government’s foreign policy, and US media by and large have failed to explore the full causes of why the US has been targeted by terrorists.