The hosts and analysts on CNN and the "mainstream" media are proven wrong about the Middle East time after time. With every new political development in the Middle East their previous analysis of policies and political personalities is shown to be illusory and grounded in ideology instead of reality.
Back in 2011, CNN's Fareed Zakaria said the policies of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, "are boosting his standing as a populist hero," and added, "his voice may be the voice of the new Middle East."
Less than two years later, Zakaria's glowing statements about Erdoğan sound foolish. This is yet another reason to turn off CNN and the mainstream media in general. The Middle East "experts" that appear on television are wrong about almost everything.