Thursday, September 02, 2010
“Arab Satellite media is an American imperialist conspiracy that aims to dominate the Arabic mind and cancel out the Arabic identity”. True or False?
The conspiracy theory goes that the plethora of satellite channels in the Middle East is not a coincidence. Rather it is a subtle attempt by America, and its Zionist partners to distort Arab national identity and undermine Arab culture. Granted the media can be used to achieve certain political ends and to incite against a minority or religious group (as happened in Iraq). However the mistake is to assume that America should be blamed for all of this. American focus on the region is based on a geo-political and economic interest given that it is such a major player in the region.