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By Eric Sommer
US Mainstream Media Journalists With “Blood on Their Hands”
20 March 2014 | "After the war people said, ’If you can plan for war, why can’t you plan for peace?’ When I was 17, I had a letter from the government saying, ’Dear Mr. Benn, will you turn up when you’re 17 1/2? We’ll give you free food, free clothes, free training, free accommodation, and two shillings, ten pence a day to just kill Germans.’ People said, well, if you can have full employment to kill people, why in God’s name couldn’t you have full employment and good schools, good hospitals, good houses?" Tony Benn (1925-2014):

By Robert Parry
Big Media Again Pumps for Mideast Wars
7 February 2014 | Official Washington’s neocons still influence U.S. foreign policy despite their Iraq War disaster. Forever pushing what they view as Israel’s strategic needs, the neocons now are stoking fires of war against Iran and Syria by piling on old and new arguments, reports Robert Parry.

by Patrick Radden Keefe
Rocket Man
12 December 2013 | How an unemployed blogger confirmed that Syria had used chemical weapons.

Rinaldo Francesca: The role of the BBC in the Syrian conflict
3 November 2013 | .

By Lisa O’Carroll
Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the ’pathetic’ American media
29 September 2013 | Seymour Hersh has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism – close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, sack 90% of editors in publishing and get back to the fundamental job of journalists which, he says, is to be an outsider.

By Adam Larson
Media Disinformation and Coverup of Atrocities Committed by US Sponsored Syria Rebels
20 September 2013 | The Al-Bayda Massacre: Answering Britain’s Channel 4’s Whitewash of Another Syrian Rebel Massacre

By Abby Martin, a magnificent journalist
Syria: Media War of Words | Weapons of Mass Distraction
8 May 2013 | Abby Martin takes with a look at the conflicting reports about chemical weapons being used in Syria, news of Israeli airstrikes in Damascus, and the importance of taking information from the corporate media on this issue with a grain of salt.

Ex-CNN Reporter: I Received Orders to Manipulate News to Demonize Syria and Iran
31 March 2013 | Ex-CNN reporter Amber Lyon revealed that during her work for the channel she received orders to send false news and exclude some others which the US administration did not favor with the aim to create a public opinion in favor of launching an aggression on Iran and Syria.

Human rights investigations
The ‘Halfaya bakery massacre’
25 December 2012 | Seasons greetings to our readers. Our festivities are on temporary hold as we look at another propaganda event – the ‘Halfaya bakery massacre’

An article by Robert Fisk
Bashar al-Assad, Syria, and the truth about chemical weapons
9 December 2012 | The bigger the lie the more people will believe it. We all know who said that – but it still works. Bashar al-Assad has chemical weapons. He may use them against his own Syrian people. If he does, the West will respond. We heard all this stuff last year – and Assad’s regime repeatedly said that if – if – it had chemical weapons, it would never use them against Syrians.

About the movie "Innocence of Muslims"
When "freedom of speech" translates into hate crime
27 September 2012 | .

An interview by Kourosh Ziabari
Raja G. Mujtaba: Muslims should unite to counter Western propaganda
21 September 2012 | Pakistani journalist and former advisor to Kuwait Air Force Raja G. Mujtaba believes that the recent blasphemous movie against Islam has been produced to provoke the anger of Muslims around the world so that the Western propaganda machinery may have the excuse to depict them as extremist and fanatics.

Another media fabrication of the "Free Syrian Army"
Qusai Al Yousuf - 2nd Alive Martyr after Zainab Al Hosni
19 August 2012 | The "Free Syan Army" kidnapped a university student Qusai Al Yousuf, beat him, torture him, fake his ’martyrdom’ with a horrific narrative and with video, then turn him into a symbol, then a hero then milk ’sympathizers’ abroad for money in his name.

An article by Russ Baker
How the Corporate Media is Snookering You on Syria
2 July 2012 | For those versed in the black arts of propaganda, the hijacking of Arab Spring must be a beauteous thing to behold. First came evidently spontaneous uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. Then some up-and-comer in Washington or London or Paris had a brainstorm, a new twist on a very old idea: if you can’t beat em, join em. Or even better, co-opt them, and use them for your own purposes.

An article by Stella Calloni
Disinformation against Syria is criminal
11 June 2012 | Most mass media accuses the Syrian government for the crimes of more than 90 groups that have assassinated opponents. They are based in London or Paris - and pointed to by some observers sent by the United Nations, but none of them consulted the authorities of that country. Nor did they echo of serious complaints registered about the crimes and massacres carried out by mercenaries who are the Special Forces of the great powers seeping across borders with Syria.

Media war on Syria : Fabricating and falsifying events
9 April 2012 | A Syrian journalist has revealed indications of an international media campaign aimed at distorting the facts on the ground in Syria to blame the Syrian Army for bloodshed, Press TV reports.

Dear Western Journalist…Stay Home
25 March 2012 | .

Al Jazeera Journalist Explains Resignation over Syria and Bahrain Coverage
21 March 2012 | .

A letter by Jean Bricmont, with an introduction by Diana Johnstone
Jean Bricmont : Letter to A French Journalist
15 March 2012 | .

Al Jazeera exodus: Channel losing staff over ‘bias’ about Syria
12 March 2012 | Key staff from Al Jazeera’s Beirut Bureau have resigned citing “bias” in the channel’s stance on the conflict in Syria. Bureau Managing Director Hassan Shaaban reportedly quit last week, after his correspondent and producer had walked out in protest

An article by Paul Craig Roberts
Silencing The Critics
26 February 2012 | In 2010 the FBI invaded the homes of peace activists in several states and seized personal possessions in what the FBI—the lead orchestrator of fake “terrorist plots”—called an investigation of “activities concerning the material support of terrorism.”

An article by Sharmine Narwani
High-Tech Trickery in Homs?
15 February 2012 | What was surely meant to be a clever display of media-friendly visuals to illustrate Syrian regime violence in Homs, has instead raised more questions than answers.

An article by Jonathan Steele
Most Syrians back President Assad, but you’d never know from western media
20 January 2012 | Assad’s popularity, Arab League observers, US military involvement: all distorted in the west’s propaganda war.

An article by Sharmine Narwani
"Stratfor" Challenges Narratives on Syria
19 December 2011 | Since the first public protests broke out in Syria last March, the narratives about the Syrian crisis have stayed fairly true to the theme of all the Arab Revolts. An authoritarian ruler out to crush peaceful opposition to his regime opens fire on civilians and the number of protestors skyrockets as the body count mounts...

An Interview with John Pilger
‘Journalism, Not Truth, Is The First Casualty of War’
15 December 2011 | WAR IS a well-produced reality show. Embedded journalism is the star cast. Yes, there are innocents dying, but why let that interfere with what the boss wants reported? Award-winning documentary filmmaker-journalist John Pilger is like the Censor Board in reverse. He hunts down secret footage and uses it as damning evidence, countering what war mongers want you to believe.

An article by Sabah Ayoub
French Media: Covering or Covering Up Israeli Crimes?
18 November 2011 | France’s media failed to fully report a recent incident in which Israeli rockets landed near a French diplomat’s home in Gaza, causing injuries and a miscarriage.

An article by Jeremy Salt
Truth and Falsehood in Syria
17 November 2011 | 23 Reasons Why We Should be Careful About Uncritically Accepting Western Views of the Syrian Insurrection.

An article by Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
Libya: Media Blackout, Why?
14 November 2011 | Has anyone noticed the virtual silence on Libya among western news agencies? If Libya was today quiet, and without any conflict, we could believe the Lies on Sky and friends incorporated that a dictator had been toppled and his enraptured people freed, living now in peace, preparing for democracy. But this is not the case...

Lieutenant-General Charles Bouchard about media role in war
NATO commander admits journalists in Libya were NATO informants
6 November 2011 | Lieutenant-General Charles Bouchard: "The media on the ground provided us with a lot of information."

An article by Sukant Chandan
Why are the Media silent about these Black Brothers being lynched alongside Gaddafi?
3 November 2011 | Never before has the world witnessed empire and its mercenaries (in the form of the pro-NATO Libyan rebels) perform such a public gruesome crucifixion of a leader of the world anti-imperialist movement.

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