29 mars

En följd av mediernas enormt ensidiga propaganda om Libyen och Syrien, full av rena lögner, borde bli ett fall för förtroendet för medierna själva.
Russia Today – Mainstream media self-censorship

To Iran, to Libya, to Syria – the Western mainstream media seems to have lost the desire to critically assess information. Copy-pasting official press releases instead, and self-imposing censorship.
If you are extremely driven by a particular point of view, you tend to select facts that support your point of view. That makes you an advocate, it doesn’t make you a journalist”, said Schechter.

Sharmine Narwani (vars artiklar som avvikit från mainstreamversionen refuserats av Huffington Post ) – Dear Western Journalist…Stay Home

Dear Western journalist,
Please cease using the argument that the reason you are writing crap about Syria is because “media is not allowed there.” The Arab League report lists 147 media outlets – Arab and foreign – working in Syria in January, 2012. I and a few others who were there at the time were not even on the list.

“Media is not allowed in” you explain condescendingly. Tell us then, what explains your inability to ask the most elementary of questions when you do write your Syria stories every day, anyway, from outside? You know, questions that go something like this: “How do you know how many people died today? How do you know their names? Who verified this? Where did the explosion take place? How do you know who was responsible for the explosion?
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