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Multidimensional Chess

March 28, 2008

By Arnaud de Borchgrave
The Washington Times
March 28, 2008

To understand the chasm between mainstream media and the blogosphere, Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking Glass” is a helpful guide. Tweedledum and Tweedledee, they are not. But they are frequently fact and factoid (an invented fact taken to be true because of its appearance in print). And many blogs have achieved the status of print since countless millions get their news online. The average age of a newspaper reader is 55. Onliners? Try 30.
Sen. John McCain and his independent (formerly a Democrat) fellow traveler Sen. Joe Lieberman wound up their most recent Mideast foray in Israel where the Republican candidate for the presidency got a little help from the man widely tipped to be his choice for vice president in adjusting his yarmulke. .
For many Middle East bloggers, the yarmulke gesture was proof Mr. McCain would be even less inclined than President Bush to coax/cajole/pressure Israel into the kind of concessions that would make a Palestinian state possible.
Mr. McCain also fueled the speculation when he said Jerusalem was to remain the indivisible capital of the Jewish state and Israel must not be asked for anything that might jeopardize its security. Without a Palestinian capital in Arab East Jerusalem, no Palestinian leader could sign a peace agreement — and expect to stay alive.

Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman (L) speaks to U.S. Republican ... 
Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman (L) speaks to U.S. Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain following a meeting with France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee Palace, in Paris March 21, 2008.
REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE)

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