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even Robert Fisk, who has lived in Lebanon for over 20 years, doesn't speak Arabic

Thomas Friedman claims to, but confuses 17 with 70

Cohen from the NYT seems to have a good command of the language

but various Arab bloggers post about the language skills of the foreign correspondents assigned to their country and it is often repeated "doesn't speak Arabic"

by stevesim on Mon Feb 21st, 2011 at 10:42:00 AM EST
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