Russian bombs bad. Our bombs good.
For some in the Western media there is a moral distinction between Russian bombs and our bombs when it comes to Syria. To tell this story they have to be sparse with facts – and, as is characteristic with much of Western media reporting – throw overboard normal standards of professional journalism. In seeing how this story of good bombs and bad bombs is told we can also see how shoddy much (but not all) of what passes for journalism is in the Western media.