Sunday, June 05, 2005
Robert Fisk on Lebanon: I never thought I would say this. Robert Fisk is no longer reliable on Lebanon. He, the one that I used to describe as the best foreign correspondent in the Middle East. He has become a loyal and uncritical voice of the right-wing opposition in Lebanon. To be sure, one cannot but agree with his critical commentaries against the Syrian-Lebanese military-intelligence order; but it is different matter when he spares the right-wing opposition (which includes the likes of the Lebanese Forces, Phalanges, among others) any criticisms. In a recent article, he even reproduced rumors printed in An-Nahar and Al-Mustaqbal. Many of the rumors printed in those two newspapers (reliable voices of the right-wing opposition) have not been proven correct since Hariri's assassination. Just today, Al-Mustaqbal had to deny a news item from yesterday's edition in which it falsely claimed that the assassinated Lebanese journalist Samir Qasir was in Damascus (meeting allegedly with Syrian intellectuals) days before his assassination.
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 10:59 AM