Al Arabiya is the second biggest news media in the Arab world after Al Jazeera. But their caption on the most famous selfie is a farce. Yesterday, a selfie of the U.S. President, Denmark’s Prime Minister and British Prime Minster went viral in all news media. The caption in the picture below is very similar in any other news media.
And here is the same picture with Al Alrabiya’s caption in Arabic. The translation of the caption is “A selfie of Obama, the blonde neighbor and David Cameron.” It seems according to Al Arabiya it is more impressive being a blonde than being the Prime Minister of Denmark.
The article mentions that ‘the blonde’ is Helle Thorning-Schmidt the Prime Minister of Denmark. But to call the Denmark’s PM a blonde without addressing her title or her name doesn’t fall under Journalism standards. Also, the article mentions that the Denmark’s PM is five years Obama’s junior. So, readers need to know this why?
This article is posted on Al Arabiya’s front page. One of the most influential news agency in the Arab world published a piece that fits to be published in The Onion.