Monday, November 24, 2003

They’re Switching to Fox News Channel

From CNN:

MOSUL, Iraq (CNN) — The Iraqi Governing Council ordered the Arab language television network al Arabiya to shut down its operation in Baghdad on Monday, sending the Iraq Interior Ministry to the network’s headquarters to “seize their uplink and transmission equipment until further notice.”

“This is in response to their broadcasting the full Saddam Hussein audiotape” released November 16, according to a spokesman for Jalal Talabani, the council’s president.

Or, in the words of the US Marine Corps, “We’re here to implement democracy, not practice it.”