MEMRI fabrications and deceptions. Like today, MEMRI put out this press release: “In an interview published August 14, 2008 on the reformist website Elaph, Egyptian intellectual and peace activist Amin Al-Mahdi touched on numerous topics”. So when ill-informed readers and journalists receive this, they assume that there is a reformist website called Elaph, and that there is an Egyptian intellectual and peace activist, called Amin Al-Mahdi. So let me explain: Elaph is a Saudi websiate that attracts visitors by sleazy and semi-pornographic pictures. You can check it out for yourself. They are obsessed with Britney Spears. Secondly, and more importantly, who is Amin Al-Mahdi? Anybody has heard of Amin Al-Mahdi? So for the ill-informed, this news item sounds impressive and siginficant.