Drunks at Al-Jazeera International

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.”  

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 that a “growing list of critics including former employees, Right and Leftwing bloggers and Muslim commentators, have all predicted a disastrous future…” for the channel.  

No as long as the Emir pours petro-dollars into the operation.