Scott Horton Interviews Jason Ditz

Scott Horton, February 16, 2011

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Jason Ditz, managing news editor at Antiwar.com, discusses the Egyptian army’s assertion of power, and not all in a good way; protesters split on living under martial law for the near future; uncertain prospects for democratic representation, as the military may run their own candidate in elections (if there are any); Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s improbable conversion from super-villain to lukewarm US ally; and the popular uprisings brewing in Algeria, Jordan, Yemen and Bahrain.

MP3 here. (21:49)

Jason Ditz is the managing news editor at Antiwar.com. His op-ed pieces have been published in newspapers across the country.

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  3. Kind of a sloppy interview, though I'd rather have your sloppy than say Diane Sawyer's 'neat as a pin' nothing.

  4. I would agree, that Jason's cavalier attitude toward the thousands of stories he reads tends toward brevity, lacking critical and pointed reporting. It concerns me that Antiwar praises him as their lead news reviewer and while that may be true, Jason is missing a good majority of the point of every story or purposely glossing over it-which may be Antiwar.com's theme.

    A failure to note the ideal of a Caliphate represented by approximately 1.6 billion islams veruss the defined goals of 15 million worldwide jews fails to even touch this story.

    Instead of looking at what's happening with a critical reporting eye we could just change the subject to what's new at disneyland and probably get a better on the world.

    I respect Jason's work and am aware of the problem with reviewing thousands of stories, but that is no excuse for tip-toeing around the pertinent facts of the current political unrest, both its impetuous and it's direction, it's source of funding, the role of hegelian strategies to foment global imperialism versus the role of religion both in its historical context and it's geo-political context today.

    Jason and Scott, you have it in you, you need not dance around the sensitive issues, and if you do, step off the platform because at present you have no position here talking about peace while propping up war with a couched position, hiding from the facts at hand.

    And don't tell me you are not aware of the facts… or if you are why are you pretending you are?

  5. I would agree, that Jason's cavalier attitude toward the thousands of stories he reads tends toward brevity, lacking critical and pointed reporting. It concerns me that Antiwar praises him as their lead news reviewer and while that may be true, Jason is missing a good majority of the points of every story or (possibly purposely) glossing over it.

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