Archived Blog Post: October 4, 2001
Robert Fisk: Lost in the rhetorical fog of war - "Al-Jazeera had been upsetting some of the local Arab dictators - President Mubarak of Egypt for one - and Tom thought this a good idea. So do I. But hold everything. The story is being rewritten. Last week, US Secretary of State Colin Powell rapped the Emir of Qatar over the knuckles because - so he claimed - Al-Jazeera was 'inciting anti-Americanism'. So, goodbye democracy."