The passing of veteran Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk this week prompted a mixed reaction from the public. Some celebrated Fisk’s award-winning career and varied life, while others saw him as an orientalist who ended his career as an apologist for Bashar al-Assad and the rest of the anti-Western dictator club.
A Syrian immigrant holds a poster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a protest against his regime in front of the Syrian embassy in Belgrade December 23, 2011. (File photo: Reuters)
Men raising the Syrian flag in Douma after Syrian government forces entered the last rebel bastion on April 14, 2018. (AFP)