Justin Salhani is a World Reporter with Think Progress. He was based out of Beirut, Lebanon from 2010-2015 where he covered news, security, and politics with The Daily Star, Now Lebanon, and as a freelancer for various outlets. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, The Christian Science Monitor, Vice News, Al Jazeera, among others. He’s produced documentaries on Lebanon’s battle with the Islamic State (for Vice News) and Syrian refugees’ stories in Jordan (3 generations).
Their ignorance is willful, and finds its roots in a profoundly ideological position, an ideology adopted by journalists who favor and are rewarded by corporate arguments promoted by corporate Democrats.