Obviously, the media (most likely as a tag team with the Daschleites who are trying to damage Bush’s war popularity), has decided to float the “why do they hate us” trial balloon again.
Both Meet The Press and This Week featured the Gallup poll of the Arab countries that showed how disengaged from reality they are. At least Russert balanced Arab apologist Jim Zogby with Krauthammer, who made the key point, “we were the ones attacked–they should be asking themselves ‘why do they hate us?’”
This Week double teamed the issue (no balance at all), with a reporter from Al Jazeera and some guy from the Brookings Institution, who helpfully pointed out that not only does the Arab world hate us, but the rest of the world does, too.
I have just one comment. I’ll consider a Gallup poll of the Arab populace to be of greater than zero value when they perform one in an Arab country with a free press.