Friday, April 18, 2003

In the U.S., people get upset about al-Jazeera showing pictures of dead American soldiers, when that is simple the way Middle Eastern media approaches covering the horrors of war on all sides. In the Arab world, people get upset about pieces like this Onion article which tap into tragedy for humor value. I remember several people who got upset when David Letterman made fun of some Palestinians who were killed in the West Bank a few years ago. The Onion article had a certain amount of political commentary to it, but I guarantee that it was something that would be lost in cultural translation. I am in no way coming out against The Onion here. I am, however, suggesting a point about cultural understanding.

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