Thursday, March 22, 2007

Ghada `Id of New TV is in my estimation the most important journalist in the Arab world. We don't even have people with her courage and resolve anywhere. I wrote about her before and her show, Al-Fasad (Corruption). She exposes corruption in government with names and dates and figures. The other day, she focused on the Lebanese company Ojero, and revealed that a Hariri crony was being paid for overtime to the tune that he was ostensibly working 23 hours PER DAY. She often reproduces copies of checks on live TV. Some of the Western journalists in Lebanon should do a profile of her. I don't know her, and an American correspondent in Lebanon told me that she leans toward right-wing politics in Lebanese politics. But her work is most important.