Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Recommended news sources...

It is difficult to find any kind of objective analysis of what is going on in the war between Israel and Lebanon. Much of the commentary in the mainstream media is pretty superficial.

I have found that the Independent (UK) has some excellent reporting, especially the articles by Robert Fisk. Fisk has lived in Lebanon since the early 1980's and is considered the best reporter covering the war.

Each morning I usually read Informed Comment, the blog published by Professor Juan Cole of the University of Michigan. He provides some of the best content available but some consider his commentary to have a somewhat anti-Israel slant. Anyway, if you want to find out what is happening he is an excellent source.

Finally, I've been checking in on Billmon on a regular basis. His posts are really thought-provoking and deal with the politics of what is happening.