Monday, October 12, 2015

The Syria story

As I was telling the audience in San Diego on Saturday, the problem with the Syria story in the Western press is that there are no dissenters.  That all Western correspondents are signing the same tune and parroting the same line.  To be sure, the same applies in the Arabic press but there Qatari and Saudi regime control the media and there is no escape from strict orders.  In the West, the press is free in theory but does not dissent on foreign policy from the government. Aside from Patrick Cockburn, I can't think of one correspondent who has deviated from the official party line on Syria.