What’s our ally — Turkey — doing today? Oh nothing, just using water cannons on journalists who are trying to cover the protests against the government there.
Here’s another angle.
Fifty-nine journalists have been forced to resign or have been fired for daring to cover criticism of the Turkish government.
And yet, they keep risking their lives and livelihoods so that you know what’s happening there.
Related:Netizen Report: Turkey uses image of abused woman in campaign against Internet freedom (Slate).
About the blogger
Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.