October 15, 2007

Every now and then, they impress you

It's easy to criticize the press, so it's worthwhile pointing out when they do something right. The Globe and Mail was the only Western outlet I could find that did a story on the (peaceful) passing away of Mullah Naqib of Kandahar this weekend. Given his prominence, it's probably the most significant political event to happen in southern Afghanistan in at least a week: to run with it even though no one else was running with you showed excellent news judgment.

(Where have you heard of Naqib before? He was the pro-Karzai warlord who Stephen Harper was accused of shaking hands with last year.)

Posted by BruceR at 06:03 PM