Don’t Know Much About History


The Trump Administration has brokered a deal normalize diplomatic and economic relations between Kosovo and Serbia. As anyone who can remember what was happening in the Balkans during the 1990s and the first years of this century can remember, this is a big deal. It appears that much of the press is too young to remember and/or too poorly educated in recent history to understand the importance of these two countries coming to terms with each other. That ignorance was demonstrated by the White House press corps during this afternoon’s briefing—and Richard Grenell called them out on their lack of knowledge. The question which triggered his comment begins at about 37:46 in the video. You can use the slider at the bottom of the video to cut to the chase.

Grenell: It’s really a crisis in journalism, and I think it’s because people are too young to understand issues like Kosovo and Serbia. How about a substantive question?

Reporter: I don’t think any of us came here for a lecture about our questioning.

Well, kid, do your job right, and you won’t need to be corrected.