NBC News reports:
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sharply criticizes murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in his new book, questioning his journalism credentials and lambasting what he calls the media’s sympathetic coverage of his brutal killing in Saudi Arabia.
“He didn’t deserve to die, but we need to be clear about who he was — and too many in the media were not,” Pompeo wrote in “Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I Love.” NBC News obtained a copy of the book in advance of its Jan. 24 release.
Pompeo, a potential 2024 presidential candidate, mocked the media’s portrayal of Khashoggi as “a Saudi Arabian Bob Woodward who was martyred for bravely criticizing the Saudi royal family through his opinion articles in the Washington Post.”
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In new book, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sharply criticizes murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and lambasts what he calls sympathetic media coverage of his brutal killing. https://t.co/6mKS5dJHPD
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