Wednesday, November 25, 2009

As you’ve all read by now, last Tuesday, Michaele and Tareq Salahi crashed the Community Organizer’s State Dinner honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The breaching of all security systems – not to mention incredibly rude and loutish behavior – made news headlines all over the world. To make the publicity-seeking couple seem even more coarse, they saw fit to boast about their achievement on Facebook, compounding their crassness.

What’s funny is that in all the media reports I’ve seen, Tareq Salahi is identified as an “Israeli” – which is really interesting.

If Salahi and his anorexic wife had done something laudable, the news media would surely have referred to him as a “Palestinian”, not an Israeli. Of course as an Israeli Arab, he has Israeli citizenship -- that’s what a “Palestinian” is: an Arab citizen of Israel.

But no. Since Salahi’s crass and subversive conduct – which ranges from criminal trespass to subjecting him to arrest and interrogation for security reasons – was something the media considered reprehensible and embarrassing, THEN they decided to brand Salahi as an “Israeli”.

Yup. There’s just no proper response to something like that. You just have to laugh.

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