"One-sidedness" in Yugoslavia war coverage: An exchange

12 June 1999

Dear WSWS,

Your stories go on and on about evil NATO and the US bombing poor Serb troops. Come on, open your eyes. The Serbs have killed and displaced more Albanians than you will admit, the war was necessary and fought as it should have been. I am a very liberal person but I don't like your one sided, hypocritical reporting. I bet you would feel differently if you had been forced, beaten, raped or worse. A little fairness in your reporting would be appreciated.

R. Willey


The WSWS replies:

Dear Mr. Willey,

Permit us to suggest the following exercise.

Take a sheet of paper and attempt to write an essay on the following topic: "The history of Yugoslavia and the origins of the Balkan War of 1999."