Ray D. at Davids Medienkritik takes on the anti-Americanism of SPIEGEL ONLINE, when they apparently conclude that because one individual with past terrorist connections had difficulty obtaining a U.S. visa, all of Germany, the doors of the U.S. have now slammed shut for all Germans. (The SPON article in question is titled AMERICA'S NEW ENEMIES: Why a German can't travel in the USA.) Now, it may be hard to believe that any thinking person would expect to find a credible article under a headline like that one. If I had been asked to guess its source, my first thought would have been The Onion, but I digress unnecessarily, because Ray D. does a beautiful job of addressing this nonsense. He says:
SPIEGEL staff have openly admitted that they exploit anti-Americanism to please their millions of readers. If pleasing your readers means taking advantage of a personal tragedy, stirring up hatred and damaging transatlantic relations, well, than SPIEGEL ONLINE is entirely prepared to do just that...Does my heart good to know that somebody is standing up for sanity over there.