1, 2, 3, 4! We Don’t Want No Stinkin’ War!

Former Washington Post reporter Betty Medsger takes on Tikkun about the current war coverage in the Middle East in her Poynter online column,
An Open Letter to Rabbi Michael Lerner

Lerner, in his piece, suggests that “cheerleading journalists” and militarists are contributing to the suffering in the Middle East.

Medsgar fires back by saying, “What journalists are cheering? This strong and awful description of journalists, especially at this crucial beginning point of your essay, is never returned to for explanation. It seems as though you believe it is acceptable to ridicule all journalists who are covering the current conflicts in the Middle East. I deeply regret the possibility that someone as empathetic about circumstances and careful about fact as you are would feel free to ridicule journalists with that wide brush.”