The person who runs "The Angry Arab News Service," a political science professor at the California State University at Stanislaus named As'ad AbuKhalil, is angry at me. I had not heard of this Angry Arab until I read in Clark Hoyt's public editor column that the Angry Arab was one of those people complaining about Ethan Bronner's fitness to serve as the Times' bureau chief in Jerusalem. (Unlike the public editor of the Times, the executive editor, Bill Keller, does not believe that the Angry Arab should have a say in foreign bureau assignments.) I went to the Angry Arab's website, and learned that he believes:
1) that I am the worst Middle East reporter in the history of the world;2) that capitalism should be abolished;
3) that Israel should be destroyed;
4) that the state should be subjected to "anarchist critiques."
In other words, he's right about twenty-five percent of the time.