May 19, 2006

New Media Pioneer

Michael Totten's photo-essay from the West Bank is amazing journalism. Don't miss it.

Totten goes looking for Palestinian citizens who oppose Hamas to conduct man-on-the-street interviews, and the conversations reveal a side to Palestinian opinion that I rarely see expressed anywhere else - the notion that a sizable majority of Palestinian citizens want to make peace with Israel, and are largely resigned to a 2-state solution, for example. Totten then strolls into a Palestinian Legislative Council meeting, and ends up interviewing top Palestinian political leaders, including Saeb Erekat. So a self-funded American blogger goes where corporate media really doesn't, and asks the questions they won't, and the result is a refreshing brand of reporting. Did I mention don't miss it?

Meanwhile, the major media is of course preoccupied with that other really big, breaking story.

Posted by dan at May 19, 2006 10:51 PM