This is an excellent critical review of an article I posted a few days ago on my website entitled "The media are misleading the public on Syria" by Stephen Kinzer posted originally on the Boston Globe's website. I was so astonished to see Kinzer's article posted that I overlooked the deficiencies in it. Cook does not make this mistake.
...one has to commend the Boston Globe for publishing this piece by Stephen Kinzer, a former foreign correspondent, warning that the media is not telling us the truth about what is going on in Syria.
But those constraints are also why Kinzer glosses over deeper problems with the coverage of Syria.