When there’s a worst…

Reading the lede in this AP story, Jan. 18, 2020, under the Boston Globe headline: “Riots in Lebanon’s capital leave more than 150 injured,” and you wonder, “What the hell kind of reporting is this?”

“BEIRUT — Police fired volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets in Lebanon’s capital Saturday to disperse thousands of protesters amid some of the worst rioting since demonstrations against the country’s ruling elite erupted three months ago.”

The worst rioting? When was the best rioting? It there were the worst, there must have been the best. And worst for whom? The rioters? Police? Government? The 150 injured?

Guess AP has fired all its editors.

File under: Opinion in the guise of reporting.

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