“Syria Scuttles”

Posted: April 9, 2012 in Journalism, Media, Media, Syria
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Just a small post to give you a hint on how media consumes, digests and passes the crap to the audience in just 2 words.

Today, I was looking for news on Syria and suddenly I kept seeing the same words repeated in so many places: “Syria scuttles” and when I searched for these exact 2 words, this is what I found:

Yes, that’s typical for Google search engine, but shouldn’t be typical for journalism, it’s not NEWS, it’s an interpretation of a news, the news should go as: “Syria demands written ‘guarantee’ from armed groups” and if you go by the official Syrian government narrative it goes: “Syria Agreed to Annan’s Plan as it Respects its Sovereignty” then adds “Syrian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mr. Makdessi added that Annan’s speeches at the UN Security Council were interpreted that Syria has pledged to withdraw troops from cities on April 10th, affirming that it is a wrong interpretation, especially that Annan has not offered written guarantees to the Syrian government that the armed groups agreed to stop violence, nor has he offered guarantees that Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey will commit to stop funding and arming terrorist groups.” (Check the source here)

And here is how some news agencies have reported it:

33,400 results for "Syria Demands" in the past 24 hours

That’s only to show there’s negativity on behalf of the Syrian government and not to show that the ‘rebels ACTUALLY rejected to give guarantees’ because they’re NATO’s angels on the ground, and that they would stay outlawed and they’ll continue to fight government’s police, security and army posts & personnel, take a look on how many search results returned for ‘Rebels Rejected’:

143 results for "Syrian rebels reject" - note the titles of the articles

You shouldn’t know that the rebels rejected, and in case someone had to highlight this news they’ll not give it to you as it is, they have to play with the title to give you an impression that ‘rebels’ had to ‘reject’ to keep undermining the Syrian state’s legitimacy.

Don’t laugh while you take a look at the below image showing the positive news that Syrian government ACTUALLY agreed to Annan’s plan and requested written guarantees, then concentrate on Huffington Post’s title how it doesn’t mention Syrian government agreement and includes it in the body of the article only:

51 results in the past 24 hours for Syria Agreed (check the last one though: "Has Syria agreed..?"!!

Did you get it?

“They fool you, they keep fooling you and they enjoy fooling you, not because they’re smart, but because you’re ‘Foolable'”

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Comments
  1. Leila says:

    Thank you so much! I’m sorry I just found your blog now. I will spend the next week reading past posts. The Mark Twain quote is just right!

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