Wednesday, October 19, 2005
More on Media Coverage of Meskhetian Turks and Feelings
Today I was contacted by a woman in upstate New York working on a story about Meskhetian Turks for NPR. This is the second person who has contacted me about the group as a result of the presentation I gave at the Middle East Institute in DC. Neither of these people saw the actual presentation, but rather found the abstract of the speech on the web and e-mailed me. At anyrate I had a brief telephone conversation with a journalist who was very grateful that she had finally found somebody who knew something about the nationality. Evidently, the person she contacted at the State Department was rather clueless. Since Kristin is always asking me to write about my feelings I thought I would write about how this makes me feel. It makes me feel good. For the rest of the day I will go around feeling like a big and important scholar. Right now, Dr. Pohl loves the media, liberal and otherwise.