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Samizdata, derived from Samizdat /n. - a system of clandestine publication of banned literature in the USSR [Russ.,= self-publishing house]

Blogospherical investigative reportage!

The much reported contretemps between occasionally hilarious Jewish-American comedian Jackie Mason and largely unknown Palestinian-American comedian Ray Hanania has also received several mentions in the blogosphere.

However to my knowledge only blogger Al Barger on the Culpepper Log has followed up this with some investigative reporting of his own. After Googling previous remarks by Ray Hanania and coming up with some controversial views in a Lebanese newspaper, Barger e-mailed Hanania to get his side of the story and he did indeed reply. The exchange of e-mails can be seen on the Culpepper Log.

Well done, Al… this sort of thing reflects very well on the entire concept of blogging.

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