Posts Tagged ‘Mainstream Media’

A concerned friend and co-author of SyriaNews Ms. Miri Wood sent me an urgent message on Friday afternoon sharing an article appearing on ‘Vanity Fair’ website asking my feedback.

It’s a common way we share information and look at the different publications with the huge unprecedented amount of fabricated stories especially by Western mainstream media and their regional minions.

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Vanity Fair’s fairy tale discussed on Skype

We’ve spent many long hours throughout the current Syrian crisis deciphering posts addressed to the Western public opinion and to the masses in our region naturally. Is the information correct? Or better how much of the information is correct in each post, sadly and without any exaggeration, Western journalists writing for mainstream publications cannot post any article, even a post of a current event without their personal and in all the cases their employers’ touch to the events.

I remember some of my friends in the early days of the crisis in Syria asking me to change the wording I use, especially when calling the ‘rebels’ in Syria as ‘Anti-Islamic Wahhabi Sex Jihadist’ and ‘Terrorists’… Continue reading: http://www.syrianews.cc/vanity-fair-fairy-mossad-tale-syria/ 

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Yours truly and whoever tried to stand by my side since the year 2013 and until today has been under an evil, smear campaign accusing me of betraying Syria just for the crime of ‘criticizing Putin’s policies in regards with his strange relations with Turkey’.

The campaign to accuse a Syrian patriotic of treason was led by a Freemason living in Canada his initials are C. A., and an Australian operative and her Lebanese husband whose names were never real.

The campaign started immediately after I published the post talking about the loss of the most strategic Meng Airbase in north Syria to terrorists Meng Battle a Big Loss for the Axis of Resistance, Sadly and unfortunately true it was.

While I, as a Syrian citizen affected directly by the crisis in my country and lost relatives killed by terrorists, believe I have the full right to cheer victories… Continue reading: http://www.syrianews.cc/betraying-syria-heynas-activists/

Hyenas attacking Syria

Just because ‘ignorance is strength’, Western people are blind for the very obvious following their own mainstream media. Dear friends in the Muslim world,  You may ask yourselves why the Western people appear so ignorant about the blatant imperialism that is performed by their nations against you and your families, homes, and nations, since decades (and centuries, even)?

Continue reading: “Ignorance is Strength” – Why Westerners are Blind for the Very Obvious? | Syria News

3 different verifiable trusted sources, if you don’t have them don’t air the story; if you have to air the story with less than 3 different verifiable trusted sources just make sure you mention it in the disclaimer at the beginning and at the end. Sounds familiar? That was the old days of professional journalism, not any more.

A shaky mobile video with low camera resolution, some sound effects, and lots of movements, by a ‘somebody’, could be a ‘citizen journalist’, an ‘eye witness’, an ‘activist’, just ‘anybody’ as far as it serves the purpose; this is the replacement of journalism today.

Reliable and well established news houses would refer to the first option above to preserve their professionalism and their credibility, but the price sometimes is much more worth than credibility, if you don’t add drama and action to your stories, people would shift to where they can find it, people want to see blood, atrocities, crimes, the highest watched are the most violence, some very few would still want to hear good news.

To add some spices to your news, bring on ‘analysts’ to discuss from their point of experience what’s really happening to the audience who are too lazy to work their brains to analyse themselves and would prefer a fast meal of junk news, then ask to recruit some people of public desire like celebrities, clerics even fortune tellers so your story gets more attention and more talks, who cares whether it’s true or not? People want action and fiction so just give them what they want.

First, I’ll advise you to take a look at how journalism is supposed to be based on by reading the Society of Professional Journalists: Code of Ethics. Then when you are ready, come back here and check the following example.

The following is just one example out of tens of thousands that are polluting our environment with propaganda in a systematic way just to serve the same parties, those who ignite strife amongst ‘rogue nations’ citizens, then cry because of the bloodshed, then interfere to stop the bloodshed by shedding much more blood than would ever occur by its own, then crying again to get the rebuilding contracts.

He tweets: “#Syria Statistics 383 Days: Killed:12,460 Children:882 Females:773 Soldiers:1,089 Missing:+65,000 Tortured to death:491 Arrested:+212,000” and he’s literally nobody, but has 4,826 followers as of now, and this ‘tweet’ gets 50+ retweets (Twitter doesn’t count beyond 50 retweets, this figure could be hundreds) then this is followed by another tweet: “The source of the Syrian casualty/ arrest stat is an independent Swedish journalist SyrienNyheter

Then someone smarter would ask: “and what are his sources? i mean, is that independent journo in Sweden or Syria?”

Reply: “He’s done the count himself. He’s been covering it since beginning.”

And who is this super journalist that can count by himself: “12,460 killed out of which he was able to identify 882 children and 773 females (I assume adult females), 1,089 Soldiers (killed by who?), he also counted over +65,000 missing, 491 tortured to death and over 212,000 arrested”? Let’s assume he did all this counting in 383 days, where is he doing the counting and who is this super independent Swedish journalist?

He’s anonymous, and if an independent Swedish journalist why is he being an anonymous? and why would an ‘independent Swedish journalist’ use the NATO backed oppositions flag in his avatar?! and if this is not credible enough, from where is he sourcing his information and statistics?  Don’t guess much, he stated it on his own profile, it’s from Bassam Al Baghdadi, an Iraqi writer living in Stockholm, Sweden and counting the Syrian casualties!

If you find the above not stupid enough to base your news thus judgement on, take a look at the following image:

It's a Top Tweet by a guy sitting in Kabul, Afghanistan!

A nobody sitting in his tent in Kabul, Afghanistan with let me assume, some NATO technology to stay connected from there, reporting news about Syria, basing his reports on an ‘independent Swedish journalist’ who happens to be another nobody sitting in Stockholm, Sweden who did the counting of casualties himself by sourcing his information from an Iraqi writer living in Stockholm, Sweden! There you have your 3 credible sources. Go ahead and shoot it at the public.

Wait, before you leave, you need to make it public attracting, and you need a celebrity. There’s plenty of them, here’s one:

I’m sure Mia Farrow is not involved out of her sudden love to the Syrian people, otherwise she would have done something to stop the unilateral sanctions imposed on the Syrian people by the same powers crying for the Syrian people.

There is killing in Syria, there is a crisis there, but the questions everybody should ask are: Who is doing the killing? Who are the victims? How can over 3,000 soldiers be killed and by who? Surely not by some chants of ‘peaceful protesters’. Who did the many suicide bombings Al Qaeda style in Aleppo and Damascus? Who benefits from the killings in Syria? Should we accept that NATO destroys Syria like they did in Libya, devastate the country, kill tens of thousands of Syrians like they killed over 120,000 Libyans (Libya’s population is 9.6 million or was living on over 1.75 million square kilometres comparing with 24 million Syrians living on 185,000 sq. kms) to come one year later and say: “No Evidence That Gaddafi Fired On His Own People

Or like the Iraqi case still looking for those Saddam’s Weapons of Mass Destruction that caused the deaths of over a 1 million Iraqi, displacement of 4 million internally and across the borders, and sending the country to pre-Stone age.

As I say always: They fool you, they keep fooling you and they enjoy fooling you, not because they’re smart, it’s just because you are ‘Foolable’.

We Warned You

‘Iranophobia’ is becoming more like an epidemic than a symptom by Westerns, no thanks to their politicians and their mainstream propaganda media that lost its glare once earned for unbiased and professional reporting.

An article appeared on The Atlantic by Max Fisher on March 29, 2012 titled ‘Iran’s Female Ninjas File a Lawsuit: Not Every Iranian Is Out to Kill Us‘ trying to shed a light on the mistrust between Iran and the West.

The author proved to be what he criticizes, he suffers from ‘Iranophobia’!

What the author says and how he fell unintentionally or maybe intentionally in the same propaganda line:

– “Iranian women do not have it very easy in life, which is maybe why 3,500 of them decided to learn the martial art of ninjutsu“- the author states that Iranian women do not have it very easy based on the fact that 3,500 of them out of over 35 million of them decided to learn a martial art technique. I’m sure the author has never met a single Iranian woman who most of them are much more comfortable than the majority of their Western counterparts, and I met quite a number of them from different levels of society.

– “PressTV is notoriously unreliable (ironically, their story uses stolen Reuters photos)” – so Iranian PressTV is “notoriously unreliable” because their story “uses stolen Reuters photos” but when ‘The Atlantic‘ steals the same photos they say “His photos (which we also ran)“!

– “so why are its Iranian subjects taking it so seriously that they’d want to open a lawsuit?” then adds “This seems like a bit of an overreaction.” – If I got this right: defamation of ‘subjects’ & accusing them of being terrorists shouldn’t be taken seriously because the ‘subjects’ are Iranians! Let me imagine for a second if it was a Western ‘subject’, how many millions of $’s would be the lawsuit worth? And because the subjects are Iranians, it’s an ‘overreaction’ to open a lawsuit for being defamed on a major news providing agency that had its story ‘ran’ in most news & social sharing outlets..

– “Maybe if we in the West could find a way to not be terrified of every back-flipping Iranian, and if Iranians could not assume an anti-Iranian conspiracy behind every Western movement, we might get along a little better.” Now this is disturbing in the use of hidden conception: if the writer’s intention were good, he’d not individualize “every back-flipping Iranian” as a cause of terrifying Westerns, while generalizing “every Western movement” as “anti-Iranian conspiracy” especially that we all know that every Western ‘government’ movement towards Iran was always an anti-Iranian conspiracy!! Instead of concluding the article with a good closure, the author played the same brainwashed “Jazeeratized” Iranophobia Western media-fed propaganda again.

Just a side note: we Syrians had also our share of defamation by Western media & especially Reuters during the ongoing riots: not every Syrian is against his country, on the contrary, those carrying the NATO flag in Syria are quite a few magnified by the Western media, and definitely none of Syrians against NATO operation duped The Arab Spring are ‘Assad thugs/ loyalists/ Shabeeha/ defenders of killers..’ We support our government against NATO because we don’t want to end like Iraq or Somalia or Libya or Afghanistan or…

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