"Can we really shake our heads in disbelief at electoral lies when [journalists] have been lying to our readers and viewers for years?" Fisk asks.
Robert Fisk, The Independent's award-winning correspondent, writes that while the bloody clash in the Syrian city is horrific, many questions remain about American and British involvement and Western media's portrayal of the conflict.
The World Has Lost All Sense of Perspective When We Mourn the Passing of Prince but Not 500 Migrants
“Has something gone adrift within the moral compass of our ‘news’ reporting?” asks Robert Fisk at The Independent.
“Dumping the Holocaust” on the Palestinian Grand Mufti “is ultimately an insult to” the Nazis' 6 million victims that “provides another means of denigrating the entire Palestinian people,” writes Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk at The Independent.
Thousands of years of Europe’s history can be traced via the movements of refugees, but its governments appear to have forgotten these age-old lessons. Robert Fisk hopes we get it right this time.
"In treating needy refugees like invaders," writes journalist Robert Fisk, Europe may be losing its compassion, which he describes as "the one victory [it] learned from the Second World War."
Depriving people of the right to express moral outrage through boycotts -- as Canada’s Harper government intends to do with critics of Israel -- increases the probability that some will resort to violence as a means of political expression, writes Robert Fisk at The Independent.
This week we honor those who retain their commitment to truth in the face of easy answers, incomplete reporting and official misinformation, such as former Rep. Dennis Kucinich.Amid lingering but narrowing uncertainty about what happened in Ghouta, we honor those who remain skeptical of power in all its forms and sympathetic to the welfare of others.
"For the first time in the history of the world, a coup is not a coup," Robert Fisk writes in The Independent. "The army take over, depose and imprison the democratically elected president, suspend the constitution, arrest the usual suspects, close down television stations and mass their armour in the streets of the capital." But the American president does not name it as so.