The Saudis' Covert PR Campaign

(New York Sun) Daniel Pipes- A leading Washington public relations firm contacted a professor at a major research institution and offered Saudi-funded speakers for an upcoming lecture program. When the professor inquired about funding these speakers, he was assured that the university need not pay any of their honoraria or expenses, and that the Saudis would handle these matters. Editors, journalists, radio and television producers, think tank directors, and speaker-series hosts need to ascertain that whoever deals with Saudi issues is not on that country's dole. A simple question, "Are you receiving funds from Saudi Arabia," should do the trick.

2004-08-11 00:00:00

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