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Al Arabiya interviewing me tomorrow about the Lowe’s anti-Muslim controversy

Al Arabiya News D.C. Correspondent Muna Shikaki is taping an interview with me tomorrow for a piece about Lowe’s decision to pull advertising from TLC’s show All American Muslim. If you’re not familiar, the news channel is Saudi-owned and its stated goal, according to the New York Times, is to be ”the CNN to Al Jazeera’s Fox News… a calm, cool, professional media outlet that would be known for objective reporting rather than for shouted opinions.” Al Arabiya saw my story on Adweek and wants me to put the situation in a broader context for their international audience.


Another fond highlight of the time I’ve spent at Consumerist is when the White House invited us down to DC to interview Obama’s then senior economic adviser, Austan Goolsbee. Like several others, he’s since high-tailed it out of there, but I did enjoy asking why they don’t make the disclosures on credit card applications more like the pictures of dessicated lungs that they put on packs of cigarettes in Canada. That was 2009. Now, in 2011, they’re actually putting those same kind of pictures on packs of smokes in the states and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is exploring ways to turn credit card disclosure forms into a one-pager that approximates something a human might actually say. Here’s my favorite part of the interview:

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