dimanche, mars 28, 2010

La moustache

Du temps où il était le correspondant du New York Times à Jérusalem, Thomas Friedman était mon idole journalistique, un raconteur hors pair capable de nous faire voir, sentir, entendre et comprendre la vie et la politique en Israël et dans les territoires palestiniens.

Rencontre avec Thomas Friedman, Richard Hétu, 27 mars 2010
QUESTION: Is there a reason why American reporting has improved? Does it reflect a change in attitudes either among the American public or elite?

CHOMSKY: I think it's a mixture. For one thing there are a couple of good reporters there. I was very pleased to see that The New York Times withdrew Thomas Friedman. That made it possible for some good reporting. They sent John Kifner, who is a very good professional journalist. When they send John Kifner somewhere it's because they want the story to come out, not because they want it to be covered up. Friedman's job is to cover it up. Similarly in the [Washington] Post there was good reporting. The Boston Globe had, perhaps, the best reporting of all.

On Trip to Middle East: Noam Chomsky interviewed by Burton Levine,
Shmate: A Journal of Progressive Jewish Thought, 20, Été 1988

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