Regarding Syria

In other people who won the Nobel Prize this week, Alan Cowell at the New York Times tells us that the Nobel Peace Prize went to a Chemical Weapons Watchdog. Randal Archibold there explained, “Nobel Peace Prize winner, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, has inspectors in Syria now.” Rick Westhead with the Toronto Star said, “Woke up early to cheer #Malala Yousafzai but chemical weapons watchdog won Nobel Peace Prize. She's still amazing.” Sam Gustin from Time Magazine wrote, “Nice NYT scoop. Where's the rest of the press. Anyone?”

Over on Tumblr, C.J. Chivers writes Straight-Faced Shilling, and a Media Fail, which is chilling enough to get us clicking. Chivers, who’s at the New York Times, added, “Arms-Firm Shilling, Media Fail. (That guy on CNN backing Tomahawk strikes? He works 4 firm selling 'em.” Adam Weinstein at Fusion said, “Via @cjchivers, a rundown of how arms contractor-connected shills helped beat the US drums for war in Syria.” Jared Keller at Al Jazeera America wrote, “Steven Hadley argues for Syria strikes on TV. Problem: he's a director at Raytheon, which makes Tomahawk missile.”

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