Ghanem is accused of hosting Saudi journalists who branded the Lebanese president and parliament speaker as “terrorists” during one of his show’s episodes.
“I’m not supposed to defend anyone. I’m a talk show host. I don’t regret what I did on air and I only managed the episode. What is my crime?” Ghanem had recently said in an interview with Al-Arabiya television.Jreissati had asked the country’s prosecutor general to launch an investigation against the two Saudi journalists who appeared on Ghanem’s Kalam Ennas talk show, one of the most watched weekly TV programs in Lebanon. The minister wrote in a two-page letter to the prosecutor that the two men, Ibrahim Al Merhi and Adwan al-Ahmari, had engaged in libel against top officials including President Michel Aoun and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri.
The move came at a time when tensions were very high between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia over the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, announced from the Saudi capital Riyadh. Source: http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/239755