Foreign Policy magazine isn’t exactly known for its unbiased reporting. They are the kind of fake news President Trump is always talking about. It would be bad enough if they leaned in favor of American liberals, but the truth is so much worse. The magazine actively provides cover for human rights abusers like the country of Qatar. In July, Foreign Policy partnered with the Embassy of the State of Qatar for a webinar on the topic “The Role of Female Leadership in Driving Global Recovery and Resilience.”
To anyone who knows anything about Qatar, this is unbelievable. Qatar is widely known for its extensive human rights abuses. They’ve been criticized repeatedly by Amnesty International, which cited family law discrimination against women, as well as “inadequate protection from violence, including family violence.” Qatar is also a major financier of Islamic terrorism throughout the globe. In short, they are the last people you would want to talk to about how women should be treated in leadership. It makes about as much sense as having the mayor of Chicago talk about how to reduce crime.
Partnering with Qatar for this webinar wasn’t just poor judgment on the part of Foreign Policy magazine. It was downright dangerous. Human rights abusers are willing to pay outrageous sums of money to favorably skew their perception on the world stage. If the news media makes a bad nation look good, nations like ours are more likely to give foreign aid to these bad actors. Paying off a few news outlets to spread propaganda is just an investment strategy to nations like that.
Political corruption of the mainstream media doesn’t end at our nation’s borders. There’s a reason Foreign Policy refuses to answer questions about possible financial contributions from Qatar. President Trump is right to call bias news outlets the “enemy of the people.” They actively work on behalf of foreign governments against the truth and against the interests of the American people. True patriots need to wake up and reject fake news now. We should not tolerate propaganda from a human rights abuser being masqueraded as journalism.