Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Residents and activists in Syria

A new line of reporting in the Times:  "Residents and activists said that the helicopter had been used in a government assault on rebel fighters in Jobar and other eastern suburbs of Damascus..."  Residents and activists?  Are residents non-activists and are activists non-residents?  And how are residents OR activists able to verify where the helicopter was used or not used?  I mean, how ridiculous is the press getting.