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“Why do you lie?”

“Why do you lie?”

11 Jan, '113 Comments

Get this: The GDN publisher Anwar Abdulrahman objects to Jackson Diehl article in the Washington Post published on 3 Jan 2011. Rich? Of course! I like how he almost always starts by a historical reference to probably demonstrate his intellectual superiority. This time, he invokes the ghost of Lord Northcliffe‘s rather insipid quote of “the […]

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No Improper Names Allowed!

No Improper Names Allowed!

11 Jan, '1129 Comments

It’s 11.1.11! I wish you the best of the best of the best on this auspicious day my friends. Yes, we Bahrainis ARE numbers mad. Or just mad. Whichever makes you happy. In that stream, here’s some hilarity for you, courtesy of the doyen of journalism and the protector of the National Honour™ PARENTS in […]

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Endemic Corruption, part deux

Endemic Corruption, part deux

30 Dec, '103 Comments

A couple of days ago I went on about the endemic corruption beleaguering our government‘s organs. Today, with the Audit Bureau Report for 2009 being made public and being subjected to initial analysis by the press, I was wrong in choosing that title. I should have called it the Complete and Utter Collapse of the […]

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Killing with impunity

Killing with impunity

26 Dec, '102 Comments

And not only that, get the bloodied survivors to sign a no contest agreement to absolve the killer and his sponsors to boot. SURVIVORS of a tragic bus crash that killed three Bahrainis in Jordan have reportedly signed documents absolving the driver from responsibility. Caravan owner Saeed Al Durazi, who is still nursing his wounds […]

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The idiocy of the GDN

The idiocy of the GDN

19 Oct, '105 Comments

What comes into your mind as you view this page: Poor children. And poor reporter who had his piece diminished by this ludicrous placement. A case of peanuts for monkeys I wonder?

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