Journalism-related program activities

From Body and Soul:

This morning I skimmed through this article in the New York Times on Arab-Americans who are raising large amounts of money for George Bush thinking it was a little flimsy. The headline — Arabs in U.S. Raising Money to Back Bush — is technically true, but the few examples cited hardly suggest any significant trend, and a figure mentioned in the article — Bush’s approval rating amont Arab-Americans is down to 38 percent — suggests a trend toward large-scale Arab-American financial support would be surprising.

I read the article too fast, and missed the obvious: Most of the Arabs the Times mentions aren’t Arabs.

Ah, the high journalistic standards of our paper of record.

Indeed, as Abu Aardvark points out, of the three principals in the article, one is Iranian, one is Pakistani and the third is an Arab, but a Lebanese Christian.