Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Why there is scant references to Lebanon in Western press

Compare the feverish coverage of the sectarian Hariri protests in 2005.  There is little coverage of Lebanon's protests in Western media. Reason? Simple.  It is a government which is supported by US and Saudi regime, and its repressive security forces are trained, equipped, and funded largely by US/EU, and Saudi regime.  Furthermore, the corrupt class in Lebanon is what US media calls "pro-US".  Notice that in articles in WP and NYT there isn't a reference to the simple fact that the prime minister and Minister of Interior and Minister of Environment are all part of what Western media calls "pro-democracy March 14."