Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Gareth Porter — How a Syrian White Helmets Leader Played Western Media

Real fake news from the White Helmets. If Western reporters were interested in doing their job, they could easily have discovered this, too.
The uncritical reliance on claims by the White Helmets without any effort to investigate their credibility is yet another telling example of journalistic malpractice by media outlets with a long record of skewing coverage of conflicts toward an interventionist narrative.
Journalistic malpractice or information war? The former requires widespread and ongoing "journalistic malpractice." That doesn’t pass the mommy test. Planted "news" for the purpose of deception and sewing confusion seems much more likely.

How a Syrian White Helmets Leader Played Western Media
Gareth Porter

1 comment:

lastgreek said...

Off topic:

"Kevin Drum — Trump Auctions Himself Off to Wall Street"


Tom, remember when you posted the above article from Mother Jones this past summer?

"Americans, here's the new swamp, same as the old swamp..."

This is sooooo bigly -- the TS is a former GS partner whose father was also a GS partner ;)