Nothing reveals more about the hypocrisy of the One Percent's media than they way write reports about Saudi Arabia compared to countries like Syria, Iran or Libya under Gaddafi. Because there is nothing good to say about Saudi Arabia, mainstream media simply report nothing unless it's about oil supplies. (Here is a rare exception that probably got no further than the NY Times.) After all, Saudi Arabia supplies the One Percent with its drug of choice--fossil fuels.
Saudi Arabia’s record is no better than Iran’s when it comes to respect for human rights. Yet the international community always manages to overlook the Wahhabi monarchy. Could this be connected with Saudi Arabia’s status as top oil-producing country and trusted ally of the US? Saudi Arabia can intervene in Bahrain, crush democratic protests there, execute 76 people in 2011 (including a woman accused of “sorcery”), threaten to execute a blogger who posted an imaginary conversation with the Prophet on Twitter, sentence thieves to amputation, announce that rape, sodomy, adultery, homosexuality, drug trafficking and apostasy are to carry the death penalty, and nobody except the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights seems to care.