Monday, January 30, 2017

The Arrogance of Western correspondents in Beirut

"Anne Barnard (@ABarnardNYT)
Was in Damascus when Trump won. Govt supporters ambivalent: He might be more pro-Assad, but what about their kids' visas/green cards? #Syria"

Ms. Barnard visits Syria for a few days once a year and yet she is qualified to speak on behalf of the Syrian people.  Imagine if I visit China for a few days once a year and I write about the demands and aspirations of the Chinese people--without knowing a word of Chinese.