July 22, 2006
The crisis in the Middle East is certainly dominating news coverage. In a lamentably predictable fashion, however, for the most part, the coverage adds up to little more than a tit-for-tat scorecard. There is little or no background, no context, frequent errors of fact, and, on occasion, some stunningly blatant bigotry. Once again, though, the Internet is helping to fill the void created by the maladies that ail big media. My wonderfully talented and brilliant cousin, Jeff, for example, has a growing collection of informative essays and links on the topic.