Thursday, May 06, 2004

"Majority" of Saudis

From the Arab News:
The much-touted interviews that US President George W. Bush gave two Arabic television stations yesterday failed to impress the majority of Saudis who watched them.
Now, I have no reason to question this assertion, except no where in this article does it indicate how the journalists who wrote it arrived at the conclusion that a "majority" were unimpressed. No poll is mentioned and my guess is that the journalists wrote "majority" because they "know" it's a majority.

I'd love to know how often the Arab Street is "polled" about anything by their own local media.