Teething Problems For HuffPo Arabic

“Control is absolutely key to our coverage,” Arianna Huffington said last month as she launched Huffington Post Arabic, based in London and Istanbul. Well, judging by its initial output, it seems Arianna is struggling to control the Middle Eastern message.

One HuffPo Arabic author writes of the evils of selfies:

“[Selfies are] the diseases and the viruses of the Western world. I consider my article as an open letter to all the Islamic Ummah’s youth. It is a call to stop adopting such sick behaviors that come to destroy our traditions and the basics of human cultural identity.”

In another piece, the Egyptian government is critisised for allowing “a press conference for gays in the heart of Cairo”And there was Guido thinking HuffPo were a bunch of wishy-washy liberals…

Alas not. HuffPo Arabic is being run by Wadah Khanfar, a former Al Jazeera journalist accused of “Islamist leanings“, and Anas Fouda, who has admitted he “became closer to the Muslim Brotherhood” when at university. Come back, Mehdi, all is forgiven!

H/T Buzzfeed US

UPDATE: Oh dear.




Tip offs: 0709 284 0531
team@Order-order.com

Quote of the Day

Andrew Pierce tells Anna Botting “I saw Kevin Spacey on Hampstead Heath”

Kevin Magure dead pans “Looking for rare Orchids?”

Sponsors

Guidogram: Sign up

Subscribe to the most succinct 7 days a week daily email read by thousands of Westminster insiders.
Paperchase Faces Backlash After Bowing to Anti-Press Freedom Cranks Paperchase Faces Backlash After Bowing to Anti-Press Freedom Cranks
Sunday Show Highlights Sunday Show Highlights
Royal Mail’s Tweets Deliver Truth About Nationalisation Royal Mail’s Tweets Deliver Truth About Nationalisation
Unilad Deleted From Facebook Unilad Deleted From Facebook
70 Million Reasons BuzzFeed Won’t Go Public 70 Million Reasons BuzzFeed Won’t Go Public
Sun Coffee Run to Broadcasting House Sun Coffee Run to Broadcasting House
Dods Shard Offices Infested With Maggots Dods Shard Offices Infested With Maggots
Byline Outs Russian Troll But It’s a Security Guard from Glasgow Byline Outs Russian Troll But It’s a Security Guard from Glasgow
IMPRESS Board Members Shared Tweets Trolling Laura K IMPRESS Board Members Shared Tweets Trolling Laura K
Brexiteers Livid With Telegraph Front Page Brexiteers Livid With Telegraph Front Page
BBC News Duped by Zanu PF Twitter BBC News Duped by Zanu PF Twitter
IPSO: Skwawkbox is Fake News IPSO: Skwawkbox is Fake News
Assisting The Cabinet Office With Inquiries Assisting The Cabinet Office With Inquiries
Ban MPs from Sports & Social “Safe Space” Ban MPs from Sports & Social “Safe Space”
BBC Home of #DespiteBrexit BBC Home of #DespiteBrexit
Guardian’s Mike White: Female Lobby Hacks Are “Predators” Guardian’s Mike White: Female Lobby Hacks Are “Predators”
Correction of the Year From the NUJ Correction of the Year From the NUJ
Corbyn-Backing Digital Media Insurgency Falters Corbyn-Backing Digital Media Insurgency Falters
Cliffe Quits Radicals After 12 Hours Cliffe Quits Radicals After 12 Hours
Mounting Buzzfeed Losses as Staff Salaries Average £60,000 Mounting Buzzfeed Losses as Staff Salaries Average £60,000