September 05, 2006
American Media: It's not all fluff and stupidity
We here at 'Aqoul have spent no small amount of time bitching about the sad state of US media (news channels in particular). So it's heartening to note that even the most vapid, empty-headed celebrity rags have taken it upon themselves to educate issues-ignorant Americans on the nuances of Mideast politics.
As we can plainly see, it's not all stereotypical self-absorbed human interest slop for morons.
[Photo: Star Magazine - August 21, 2006]
[Updated with frandroid's Photoshop version]
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For her concert in Rome? How about for concerts in Tel Aviv and [strike]Tehran[/strike] [strike]Beyrouth[/strike] Istanbul?
[Ed: oddly, strikethrough is not permitted in comments]
Posted by: Frandroid Atreides at September 5, 2006 08:17 PM
My HTML got gimped, even though the interface says "you may use HTML tags for style". Tel Aviv and Tehran were struck out.
Posted by: Frandroid Atreides at September 5, 2006 08:20 PM
Wait, put a cross on Madonna in the middle and it would be complete.
What am I saying, she'd never use that symbol so irreverently.
Posted by: matthew hogan at September 5, 2006 09:35 PM
The photo is very Ahl al-Kitab, yes.
Posted by: eerie at September 5, 2006 10:04 PM
How fitting that you post this just as Katie Couric takes the helm at CBS (not that I'm disgusted or anything).
And back to you, Ms. Eerie...
That's begging for a Photoshopping with Nasrallah, Olmert, and perhaps Bush waist-high.
Posted by: blue92 at September 6, 2006 12:02 AM
Hah. I would post that here if someone did it.
Posted by: eerie at September 6, 2006 12:14 AM
Eva: How fitting that you post this just as Katie Couric takes the helm at CBS (not that I'm disgusted or anything).
Well, it seems the bubblehead did rather well last night in terms of ratings.
Posted by: eerie at September 6, 2006 12:33 PM
it seems the bubblehead did rather well last night in terms of ratings.
What can I say that hasn't already been said? My heart bleeds for my country.
Posted by: Eva Luna at September 6, 2006 01:15 PM
just wait until britney spears converts to islam.
Yeah, I wonder how many of the celebs who are now dabbling in Kabbalah will pick Islam as the next flavor of the month?
Posted by: Eva Luna at September 6, 2006 03:53 PM
(another gimped HTML comment!)
Posted by: Frandroid Atreides at September 6, 2006 10:44 PM
> just wait until britney spears converts to islam.
Too unpopular domestically to maintain mainstream market sentiment. What she needs is something unusual, but not hated.
Maybe snake-handling Pentecostals.
(And the prayers of the multitude, "God, please let it be poisonous snake-handling. Amen.")
Posted by: blue92 at September 7, 2006 12:10 AM
Posted by: L at September 8, 2006 08:33 AM
relax....have u forgotten that madonna built a career on wearing crosses disrespectfully?
if only there was anyone with such well developed muscles in the region.
Posted by: forsoothsayer at September 9, 2006 02:02 PM
I hate that dam star and crescent. It means nothing and it leads many a ass holes to believe in the moon god bull crap. Apologies for my bad language.
Posted by: bikhair at September 10, 2006 02:02 AM