Time to hold state-run Arab media to account

Article/Op-Ed in CNN.com
Nov. 25, 2015

In the days following the Paris attacks, some news outlets seemed intent on helping ISIS' propaganda efforts.

"Terrorism is an American product," blared one headline. Another recycled the tired, false-flag conspiracy theory that certain foreign intelligence agencies had carried out the attack in order to give Western countries carte blanche to invade the Arab world -- or whatever else they want to do -- in the name of fighting terrorism. It was reminiscent of the talk that was heard after 9/11.