New TV news editors should really get a life. I had heard much about the remarks they make during their evening news and I am already sick of the propaganda/filtering/selectivity on Future and LBC, so I thought I’d give NTV a try. I picked the worst day, which was when Rice came to Lebanon.
NTV actually dedicated more than 10% (3 - 4 minutes) of their evening news duration to the bashing of PM Saniora for, get this, kissing (on the cheeks) Condi Rice. Around the end of the news, there was a banner at the bottom of the screen “Hajj Fouad kisses Miss Condoleezza”.
So I stayed and waited, the news item went on something like this:
“PM Siniora insisted today on kissing US Secretary of State Rice on both cheeks……” then some more talk about personal remarks during the visit and then “Just a reminder, people coming back from the pilgrimage to the holy sites should refrain from touching women.”
Again, NTV people. Get a life.