America Is Not the Fifth Most Dangerous Country for Journalists, You Idiots

American journalist Steven Sotloff talks to Libyan rebels on the Al Dafniya front line

This blog is the spiritual successor to my previous similarly titled blog post that debunked a widely-reported study claiming America was one of the top ten most dangerous countries for women. As I pointed out at the time, the report heavily weighted the subjective judgements of “experts.” The result is that a bunch of Westerners polled at the …

Journalist Group Staffers Fail to Disclose Conflict of Interest With Al Jazeera

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Two staffers at the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists argued in a lengthy essay published Monday that Al Jazeera should not be required to register as a foreign agent in the United States, without disclosing that an Al Jazeera host is a member of their organization’s board of directors.