Roger Cohen's Case for Al-Jazeera

I got a rumor in my inbox this morning about how today's Roger Cohen column was good and indeed it is: he argues that people should knock off the campaign against al-Jazeera's English-language broadcast service and that this is a perspective people ought to hear.

That all seems quite right to me. I would add that there's a pressing need, in my view, for someone to put up the money to start an outfit that would provide English-language translations of important stories in the Arabic press. Something like MEMRI but without the crazy political agenda.