Christopher Anderson, a photographer who has recently been in Lebanon, has posted a photo-essay of his best work in the region. One of the slides in his presentation, though, reveals a truth that we bloggers have been discussing for a while now (myself excluded, of course, since I'm a relative newcomer at this):âThere is no "freedom" of press access in Lebanon. Specifically, Chris states that, "Hezbollah is paranoid about spies. They do not allow free access to the area of Dahiya in southern Beirut where a lot of destruction is taking place. Instead, they organize rediculous guided tours for the press. I join one of these tours otherwise known as a 'gang bang.'"
The truth, Chris, shall set you free. By admitting that there is no freedom of the press in Lebanon, perhaps you'll earn the condemnation of your fellow brainwashed propagandists, but the fact of the matter is that what you have said is true.