Paper trail leads to Damascus
Sticking to its reactionary, faux-revolutionary politics, the paper has regularly delivered fulsome praise for Assad, portraying him as the last bulwark against Western imperialism.
In December 2010, the New York Times' Robert F. Worth wrote an article about the newspaper Al-Akhbar, "the most dynamic and daring in Lebanon, and perhaps anywhere in the Arab world." The paper, whose offices evince "more of the feel of a college newspaper than a major daily," carries a "youthful energy and conviction." Worth favorably contrasted Al-Akhbar's crusading spirit to what...
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