Shut Them Up!
I'll once again disagree with Roger Simon over at the right wing P.J. Media. He's written a commentary if not suggesting Syrian President Bashar Assad not be given a chance to tell his side of the story, then at least criticizing news media that allow him to do so.
He's not the only one. I've seen a few commentaries making fun of Vladmir Putin's recent piece in the New York Times or criticizing the Times for allowing him the opportunity. I'm appalled at that attitude.
Don't you think it would behoove us all to hear another viewpoint contrary to the White House version of events that we're spoon fed nearly every day? It should be to our and the media's credit that we listen to alternative viewpoints.
Funny thing is, the way Simon makes it sound, if he had his way Assad and Putin wouldn't be allowed to air their opinions via U.S. media. That's the sort of thing he criticizes those two and their countries for.