Tuesday, June 26, 2007

For every ten sites the U.S. Government blacklists there's one that's worth checking out

Title link leads to a story about ten sites mentioned in a State Department paper on disinformation in relation to Iraq and the Middle East. The site has the link to the paper itself as well. The ten sites are as follows:

1. Rense Program www.rense.com
2. Roads to Iraq www.roadstoiraq.com
3. Vialls Investigations* www.vialls.com
4. Aljazeera aljazeera.com
5. Conspiracy Planet www.conspiracyplanet.com
6. Jihad Unspun jihadunspun.com
7. International Action Center www.iacenter.org
8. Free Arab Voice www.freearabvoice.org
9. George W. Bush - Terrorist in the White House nogw.com
10. Islam Memo (in Arabic) www.islammemo.cc

Out of all of them the one that seems to be rational and not really deserving of the title of disinformation is Aljazeera.Com. It isn't related to the TV network Al-Jazeera, and despite the claim by the State Department doesn't try to "trick" people into thinking that it is. All you have to do is click on the "About Us" link to find out that it isn't affiliated with the network.

Some might argue that the International Action Center is also undeserving of the label, but I'll just say "No comment" on that one.

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