I have been guilty of pulling the trigger maybe too quickly on the media on what I see as slanted reporting or cartooning but with the Al Jazeera story I can only commend the media on its speed on self analysis if ethical standards were breached.
Within hours of release, self questioning commenced weather it reported the story or created the story.
That debate will be ongoing but it’s my simpleton belief is overall if it’s in the public interest, the public should know.
The method of acquiring the evidence is played out regularly in capturing terrorist, online predators, drug dealers, gun runners all regarded as fair game if any investigative journalist outlet exposes the culprits.
The fact that they did not secure the funding does not change the intent or the toxic advice on how to nullify murder.
I believe this is a clear example on the value of investigative journalism, and regardless of what side of politics you support it is imperative to democracy these outlets across the world continue their work, and must be protected.