Winnipeg Sun | Jul. 29, 2004 | Orest Slepokura
Letter to Editor

Bigotry under the Sun

Charles Adler concludes his rant against Al-Jazeera saying, "The only way to conclude that Al-Jazeera is not anti-Semitic is to not watch it." This assumes most Canadians are fluent in Arabic, for it is an Arabic language service broadcasting to 35 million subscribers, which dwarfs CNN's outreach.

If Adler is vexed by bigotry he might look closer to home. For example, Calgary Sun's associate editor Paul Jackson wrote in August 2000, "To my mind, the Palestinians have no right whatsoever to be in Jerusalem or any part of Israel itself." Mein Sun, anyone?

Orest Slepokura
Strathmore, Alta.

(We'll take an extra copy for the files.)