THE GUARDIAN IS GETTING SLAUGHTERED OVER ITS REPORTING ON SYRIA
The rebels were filmed murdering captives and the live blog was suppressed from the front page. Today Syrian troops are accused of massacre and the live blog is front page again. Double standards? - Mike944[source : Syria crisis: two new 'massacres' near Damascus - live updates, The Guardian, http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/middle-east-live/2012/aug/02/syria-crisis-damascus-massacres-live, 02/08/2012]
The blog is reporting the alleged massacre of 87 'people' in Damascus, among other news today. To be fair, it does quote a member of the Berri clan who claimed their innocence of the crimes they are alleged to have committed.
They only started defending our area when it came under attack. We had nothing to do with what happened at the airport [scene of the reported killing of rebels] This was in the war between the government – now they are blaming us all. I am sure they have killed Ahmed and Jassem [his brother and cousin]. What will happen to their families? The children? What will happen to the rest of us? Some people were saying we are Alawites, we are not, we are Sunnis.
But here are a few more comments about the bias The Guardian (and the BBC) are showing.
Remarkable Gruniad!! Rebels film themselves shooting men in cold blood and also admit they did it and it is nothing but a footnote story buried in a hyperlink.
A story with the 'unverified tag' of rebel activists claiming that Assad's men massacred people in Damascus is front page with bells and whistles attached.
You would think the pretence of unbiased reporting may even be held up just for show. - notwired
I have to say the Guardians coverage of this conflict is absolutely appallingly one sided, if I didn't know better I would think that the articles were being written directly by the FCO. Show at least a semblance of balance please. And no I am not an Assad supporter at all, just hate biased reporting. - Dinosaw
It would seem that to the Guardian the FSA only do revenge killings while baby-eating Assad's forces kill people for the sheer hell of it. - stickie
And the Guardian is not alone. Did you see the way the BBC tried to qualify the footage, it "appeared" to show a massacre, the rebel leader "seemed" to admit it. Between BBC CH4 and the Guardian I'm not sure who would win the Joseph Goebels prize for propaganda on this one - Dinosaw
Let me get this straight: if the Syrian government kills rebels, it's called a "slaughter" or a "massacre" and is universally condemned. On the other hand, if the rebels kill Assad supporters, they're called "revenge killings" and in Western media reports they are glossed over by alleging that these 'shabiha' are baby-killing monsters, implying that the rebels are somehow justified in carrying out summary executions.
It's amazing how Western media are bending over backwards to present the news in favour of the rebels, even though it's becoming increasingly and abundantly clear that the rebels are pure scum. - medicinem4n
So why would The Guardian, Channel 4, BBC, and the whole gaggle of NATO media in operation in this DFK be so so biased in favour of the rebs?
Because they are being told to. If you have not done so look up Operation Mockingbird, in which intelligence operatives are embedded in media outlets to control information. That started decades ago, so just think how embedded it is now!
Anyway, the plan is for war on seven nations in five years, blah, blah, blah, etc., etc., etc.... Syria is one of those lucky seven nations, like Iraq, Lebanon and Libya. As that piece of devilry The Annan Peace Plan started there was a confirmed cessation of violence. But as has now been confirmed the USA was arming the rebels with more and better weapons out of a NATO base in Turkey, encouraging them to ignore the cessation. So now we see the battles in Damascus and Aleppo. Elements within the USA did the inside job 9/11 to persuade the American public to go on this warmongering rampage on seven nations in five years. But that plan started in 2003 with the invasion of Iraq and it is now 2012. There needed to be an acceleration which was provided by the Faustian pact reached between the USA, Israel and Saudi Arabia to unleash Sunni terrorists onto those nations that had not been attacked. This was done in Libya last year. It is now being done in Syria.
And the evidence of the kind of animals that our governments are supporting in this diabolical scheme was shown in all its Islamic terrorist glory in the video of the execution released yesterday. We are expected to sympathise and excuse the executioners because one of them said there was a field trial with lawyers and the accused had murdered some of the FSA.
Not me. All I see is Islamic terrorist types shouting "Allah U Akbar!" and killing people with AK47s.
What the hell are we creating over there?!