First there was the Gay Girl Blogger of Damascus who turne
d out to be a white American male graduate student with too much time on his hands and an uncanny ability to fool a lot of people.
Now, it’s two “citizen journalists” who’ve taken a road trip to Syria, drawing on their extensive cultural understanding of the Middle East acquired through the Occupy movement in the US. Huh?
Look guys, Syria already has activists and citizen journalists. Who are Syrian. Who live there. Who are at terrible risk. So, please pay attention to the real hereos of Syria like blogger Razan Ghazzawi and her compatriots at the Syrian Center for Media and Free Expression and stop feeding these sideshows.