According to a new report, many of the so-called experts in national security that appear on CNN are directly linked to Qatar. As per Conservative Review, this Middle East nation supports terrorism and stands against the traditional allies of the United States in the Middle East.
However, the connections between these experts and Qatar are never revealed to the regular public. This is due to the fact none of these analysts ever reveal their links to Qatar whether those links are institutional or financial. Of course, these things are never talked about on-screen. Those links are not revealed even if there is a clear conflict of interest. For example, if those analysts are discussing Israeli affairs, viewers will never be presented with a disclaimer about their ties.
These security analysts never talk about the fact that their editorial freedom is compromised or restricted. This occurs even when they are clearly commenting against the rivals of Qatar. Some of these commentators include Ali Soufan, Mehdi Hasan, Peter Bergen and Juliette Kayyem.