Friday, February 10, 2017

Al-Bawaba's standards of journalism

"“President Trump, you’re not wrong here!” the statement from Albawaba said. “Our only fault was to call it a visa ban when it should behoove us to call it extreme vetting, or maybe even a ban with few exceptions.” Ms. Dabbous, the editor at Albawaba, said in a phone interview on Tuesday that the article had served the site’s goal of airing “some of the truths about the Middle East that are narratives that you don’t often see.” She was unconcerned that her site had kept the erroneous article shared by Mr. Trump up for six days. “With this one, we didn’t consider it all that wrong because we just think it exposes other truths,” she said."