Robert Fisk bows out October 4, 2007Posted by Andreas in History, News, Politics, Society.
It’s a sad, sad day and an indictment on the world we live in when someone like veteran Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk assesses his own life’s work as a failure and as having had no impact. He’s just announced his retirement, basically saying “Screw this for a joke, nobody’s listening anyway!”.
He’s wrong, of course. He is one of a dying breed of truly “un-embedded” journalists in a sea of hacks regurgitating PR-branded, press-released, corporate, partisan and party-political garbage. This will be a poorer media world without his voice.