By Edmond Y. Azadian
If you think the Armenian parliament is the most contentious forum for political debates, try the Yerevan taxicabs and their most informed and astute drivers. Many of my columns, over time, have been sparked by my discussions with cab drivers who have sharp opinions on world affairs, but especially on Armenia’s domestic affairs.
Armenia’s news outlets are mostly introverted and myopic generally. They dwell on trivia, amplifying them and feeding the readers and viewers what they present as valuable news rather than the fluff it is.
Of course, there are also the well-organized and generously funded outlets which are extensions of foreign agencies and they serve their own masters. They characterize Armenia within the perspectives of what the owners of those agencies would like to see.
The local outlets have their on heroes and villains, which have nothing in common with objective news reporting.