Media Fails to Follow Up on “Arabic Graffiti” Story

So it’s been five days since some media outlets first breathlessly reported Arabic writing on airplanes, and none of them have bothered to report that actually the marks in question are not Arabic at all and there was never good reason to think they were.
If anybody can find a story about this outside of Gawker, please let me know. Thanks.

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Filed under arabic, Stupidity

One response to “Media Fails to Follow Up on “Arabic Graffiti” Story

  1. AC

    There’s an article in the Daily Mail about the fact that the writing was clearly NOT Arabic:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2040648/Southwest-Airlines-graffiti-Its-NOT-Arabic-did-there.html

    Hope this helps.

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