Robert Fisk Reflects of War Reporting

Fisk contemplating the role of war correspondent.

And who can forget the words of the Israeli journalist Amira Haas – Haaretz’s reporter in the occupied West Bank, whom I often quote. She told me in Jerusalem that the foreign correspondent’s job was not to be “the first witness to history” (my own pitiful definition), but to “monitor the centres of power”, especially when they are going to war, and especially when they intend to do so on a bedrock of lies.

Robert Fisk: The heroic myth and the uncomfortable truth of war reporting – Robert Fisk – Commentators – The Independent

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