Thursday, December 08, 2016

Mainstream pundits and mainstream journalists/correspondents

This is especially true about Syria and you can watch that with amusement on Twitter: the pundits who are cited on Syria in mainstream press regularly praise the work of the correspondents who cite them (and who naturally agree with them), while the mainstream correspondents on Syria (from Beirut or DC always) regularly praise the work of the mainstream pundits who agree with them.  It is rather funny.

PS It is really not necessary to add the adjective "mainstream" when it comes to Western media as the lines between, say, the New York Times and Democracy Now are totally obliterated.