[Marxism] The hazards of writing about Libya from outside the country

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Aug 21 06:57:19 MDT 2011


On 8/21/11 8:51 AM, Lenin's Tomb wrote:
> On 21/08/2011 13:49, Louis Proyect wrote:
>> (One of the unfortunate aspects of left commentary on Libya is that it
>> is based on reporting from outside the country.
>
> As the cited sources make clear, Kim Sengupta is inside the country.
> Moreover there is absolutely *no reason* for him to eat his words for
> reporting the state of affairs as it happened to be at the time, nor for
> reporting that things have changed.
>

Yes, you are right. I missed that.

However, there still has been a problem with bloggers taking whatever a 
reporter like Sengupta says when it tends to confirm their own analysis 
and ignoring other reports that contradict that analysis.




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