Saturday, November 22, 2014

Western correspondents in Beirut: affairs of trivialities

Western correspondents in Beirut don't bother with coverage of the social and political conflicts in Lebanon. They all see their mission as providing fawning coverage of the Free Syrian Army and clients of Saudi Arabia in Lebanon.  Yet, this week they seem to all express excitement: they want to write articles about the fact that Walid Jumblat (one of the most corrupt politicians in Lebanon, and one of the most unprincipled by far) is tweeting. I kid you not.