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Why Gulf expats love Fox News and the Daily Mail

Why Gulf expats love Fox News and the Daily Mail

Are all immigrants evil rapists, and is Obama really a terrorist? You could be forgiven for thinking this, following a quick consultation of the media in your home country. But is this such a bad thing?

March 16, 2010 11:41 by



The United Kingdom is populated solely by knife-wielding teenagers, rapist immigrants, bogus asylum seekers, Islamic terrorists, benefit cheats, fat people, cancer-stricken working mothers, petty-minded bureaucrats, debauched homosexuals – and, apparently, motorists who have recently been given a speeding fine.

But that’s not so bad, when you consider that the US recently voted in a terrorist for a president, ushering in a government that condones statutory rape and pedophiles.

Welcome to the twisted world of the Daily Mail and Fox News. The way the newspaper and TV station portray life in their respective home countries (the UK and US), is alarming to say the least. Are all immigrants rapists, and is Obama really a terrorist? You’d think so, if you’ve been reading/watching this.

But Kipp’s question is: Why do so many Gulf expats seem to be addicted to this stuff?

Could it be that reading about a society full of swan-eating Eastern European immigrants (yep, you read that right), knife-wielding teenagers and terrorist presidents helps reassure expats that they made the right choice in leaving their home countries?

Perhaps. One British expat consulted by Kipp says that reading the UK media does, occasionally, make them feel glad they left – even though they acknowledge that not everything they read is accurate. “All that grey, all that crime. The UK is a ****hole,” as they elegantly put it.

But an American colleague is not so sure.

“Fox News makes me very, very sad. I know that the news anchors are not as dumb as they make out. It reinforces the idea that it’s good to be so willfully stupid. But does this make me unwilling to return to the US? Not really. But Sarah Palin certainly does.”



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  1. OK YA HENRY on March 16, 2010 11:41 pm

    All the news in UK is depressing, come to think of it the UK is depressing!

    The bureaucrats have screwed it up everything BIG TIME

    I worked abroad for 10 years and coming back to Grey Britain (or is that Gay Britain) was a big mistake.

    No fun, No Jobs, No Vision, No Hope, No Future – No Joke

     
  2. Ahmad on March 17, 2010 9:37 am

    Could it be that many (not all) expats are bitter at not being good enough to be succesfull back home?
    The Gulf on the other hand, gives them an disproportionately high sense of self-worth due to their inflated paychecks and color based society.

    That is one of the reasons why “advice” on how good the Gulf is should always be taken with a pinch of salt when its coming from someone who bleats on how his own country is bad.
    This is because he is simply disclosing more about his own shortcomings than his country’s

     
  3. Andrew on March 18, 2010 3:43 pm

    Scotland’s home, I just don’t like cold weather. Daily Mail readers can die slowly though.

     
  4. DENISETHEMENANCEAGAIN on March 22, 2010 8:08 am

    @ AHMAD – I second ur thoughts on this one…

     
  5. DENISE-THE-MENACE-ONCE-AGAIN on March 23, 2010 6:35 am

    Hey, wondeeful news from back home…. The GDP is finally in black and we’re going home

     

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