The Perils of Being a Foreign Correspondent During Election-Time

Source: CounterPunch
by Patrick Cockburn

“Appointment as a foreign correspondent in Washington is considered a plum job among journalists, but it is a tougher assignment than it sounds. The work is hard because the main product of Washington is news, which may be true, untrue or irrelevant, but still has to be reported and at speed. I was thinking sympathetically about these pressures on my colleagues in Washington this week as they had to give definitive opinions about the outcome of the midterm elections while the most important races were still in the balance.” (11/15/22)