December 11, 2003

Pathetic and Sad

Mainstream journalists are shockingly uninformed about what is happening in the world.

Tim Blair writes about the huge anti-terrorism demonstrations in Iraq and notes that the Washington Postís Middle East editor - editor! - said:

I'm not sure what the demonstration was about.

I just got back from a trip to Central America. I was in the highlands of Guatemala and on a tiny primitive island off the coast of Belize that doesnít even have any cars on it.

Over a sixteen-day period I spent less than one hour (combined) surfing the Web and following the news. And I knew about the upcoming anti-terror demonstrations in Iraq before I got home. I knew very well what they were about.

If full-time professional journalists donít know the first thing about something so significant, how on earth can they justify their salaries?

Posted by Michael J. Totten at December 11, 2003 10:43 AM
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