Deeming Firas Hatoum
What is all this fuss about supporting Mr Firas Hatoum? How did they pull us into this insanity? Why are we supposed to support a jouranlist who broke and entered into the private properties of murder witnesses, tampered with evidence in order to get some sort of a cheap “scoupe”? And New TV wants to make a living martyr out of a pseudo-journalist. I believe that we should all stand against this blasphemy! Every person who signs this petition would be insulting the memory of Samir Kassir and Gebran Tweini, because this is not distinguished journalism, this is not the reason why Samir and Gebran were murdered and you do not get special awards and medals from doing such irresponsible actions. Outlawed tabloid journalists and paparazzis do not deserve the support of the free people of Lebanon.
Although I do not wish for Firas to stay in jail, I think that a petition should be created (and spread all over the Blogosphere) that deems Firas Hatoum’s actions and consider him as a disgrace to the Lebanese press and media and demand that he would be thrown out of the Lebanese press syndicate.