Cynicism of the Saudis

(New York Sun) Editorial - The Saudi public relations effort so far seems to have been a stunning success at the New York Times. Its columnists Maureen Dowd and Nicholas Kristof and deputy editorial page editor Philip Taubman all visited Saudi Arabia recently. Mr. Taubman wrote for the Times on November 15 that "Crown Prince Abdullah is by all accounts a thoughtful, uncorrupted ruler." Mr. Kristof wrote on October 22, "There's plenty to criticize about Saudi Arabia, but this vision of it as a dangerous enemy is way over the top."

2002-11-27 00:00:00

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