Wall Street Journal Grants Anonymity to al-Qaeda’s “First Easily Accessible Media Liaison”

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by: Ryan Goodman | Just Security

The Wall Street Journal today quotes at length from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s (AQAP) “first easily accessible media liaison” and explicitly grants the source anonymity in an article titled “Al Qaeda Gets Media Makeover in Yemen.”  This is an especially interesting marker following the ruckus in January when FBI Director, James Comey sent a letter to The New York Times stating: “Your decision to grant anonymity to a spokesperson for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula … is both mystifying and disgusting.”

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