"Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington. The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That’s a sea change. They literally know nothing.”" While I don't disagree with Rhodes, the criticisms apply to him. This is a man who never studied foreign policy. But I will say this: he made the Sep. 11 report and the Iraq Study Group report quite readable. But the way he describes the manipulation of the press and social media is damning for the White House and for American media as well.