Monday, September 04, 2017

The Journalism of Liz Sly

Look at this latest brand of journalism from Liz Sly: "ISIS fighters may have escaped to Iraq, despite U.S. promises to stop them".   She replied to me on Twitter when I remarked on this by saying that she also cited "Iraqi officials".  Yes, she cited a member of a local council: "said residents of Rawah told her that about 700 Islamic State fighters and their families had arrived".  The standards of US journalism, especially in covering the world, has so declined in the last few years.  Certainly, the zeal of US correspondents in Beirut (and their editors back home) in promoting Syrian rebels set aside all traditional standards.