The Tragedy of the Libyan Boat People and the American Media

Posted by John Rosenthal

Last Thursday, hundreds of refugees fleeing Libya were rescued by the Italian coast guard from a stranded boat some 90 miles off the coast of Lampedusa. According to survivors, dozens of other refugees died on the boat. The incident was briefly covered by American news organizations, but only in such a way as to minimize or cast doubt on its gravity. Perhaps because the refugees were fleeing NATO bombs…

See my new article on NRO here.

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