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It's not the journalists who don't care...

Reader comment on item: The Media and the Middle East

Submitted by Larry Pintak (United States), May 16, 2002 at 16:02

...It's their bosses. The quote from me which you use at the bottom of the 1988 update would have been even more effective had you had mentioned (or been aware) that just one year after the Marines left Lebanon, Pintak lost his job in a round of cutbacks at the network. The Marines were gone, so the powers-that-be at CBS News no longer felt it necessary to have a correspondent assigned to the Arab world. Seventeen years later, they still don't.

Larry Pintak


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Daniel Pipes replies:

I am inclined to think it's a combination of the journalists and their bosses. Americans in general tend to be interested in fellow Americans.

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