CBS News Gives Saudi Crown Prince a Platform to Lie

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
CBS News Gives Saudi Crown Prince a Platform to Lie

by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Last November, the NYT tried reinventing the ruthless Saudi dictatorship through its interview with crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) by pseudo-journalist Thomas Friedman – a disgraceful exercise in deception.

Riyadh is the Arab world's most ruthless regime, a despotic crime family, masquerading as legitimate governance – its rule absolute, no opposition tolerated, no civil or human rights afforded ordinary Saudis, no speech, media or academic freedoms, nor right of assembly, association, internal movement, foreign travel, or religion.

Saudis have right to choose their government or have easy access to education, healthcare, public housing, legal services or social ones. Political parties are banned. So are collective bargaining rights and Internet access.

Arbitrary arrests and detentions are commonplace. So are state-sponsored
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