Wednesday, February 2, 2011

BBC trash and sceptic tanks

"0022Brian Katulis of the Center for American Progress tells the BBC's Matt Frei that most of what the US is doing on Egypt is happening behind the scenes. He says there is an "aggressive diplomatic surge" to push Egypt's rulers to the next stage: a negotiation over power. That looks to be a complicated political negoitation involving a diverse array of opposition figures. Mr Katulis says we should not forget the real fragility of the situation: this is a country that has suffered before at the hands of Islamic extremists."

If you're gonna quote these guys, you should say where their money comes from. How does Matt Frei end up talking to Brian Katulis? Where is the conflict of interst disclaimer?