The Evening Standard reports that “British staff working for the new English language Al-Jazeera channel drank so much alcohol that they were ordered to undergo special ‘cultural awareness’ training on how to behave in a Muslim country.” The story says these were news presenters and producers “hired on massive taxfree salaries.” Â
Sounds like Arab petro-dollars are subsidizing the ethenol industry.
It adds: “It is not known whether any of the more famous presenters had been singled out as being involved in the boozing.”
The story says thatÂ a “growing list of critics including former employees, Right and Leftwing bloggers and Muslim commentators, have all predicted a disastrous future…” for the channel. Â
No as long as the Emir pours petro-dollars into the operation.