Syria: Thus Spake “MSM”

My regulars know that I do not like nor trust the Mainstream Media (MSM) with the news of the day.  And the incident with the missiles and the Syrian airfield are no different.

The MSM has been a cheerleader for the warmongers for decades…..and this most recent missile strike is no different……even the great Brian Williams sounded giddy when the attack occurred… was just sick…..

Amazing how fast Trump went from “dud” to “dude” and all it took was a couple of missiles.

Below is a list of the top news sources that have done nothing but cheer lead the attack……

Five major US newspapers—the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and New York Daily News—offered no opinion space to anyone opposed to Donald Trump’s Thursday night airstrikes. By contrast, the five papers ran a total of 18 op-eds, columns or “news analysis” articles (dressed-up opinion pieces) that either praised the strikes or criticized them for not being harsh enough:

Source: Five Top Papers Run 18 Opinion Pieces Praising Syria Strikes–Zero Are Critical | FAIR

NO negative PR from the leaders in news….go figure.

Plus the same media is leading the calls for escalation in Syria……

The mainstream U.S. media now reports as “flat-fact” the Syrian government’s guilt in the April 4 chemical weapons incident, but the real facts are less clear and some point in the opposite direction.

Historian and journalist Stephen Kinzer has said, “Coverage of the Syrian war will be remembered as one of the most shameful episodes in the history of the American press.” This past week’s coverage of the April 4 chemical-weapons incident in the northern Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun will only add to that dubious legacy.

Across the mainstream U.S. news media, there was almost no skepticism shown and virtually no differences of opinion allowed. Within hours, the rush to judgment that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was guilty had solidified into a full-scale groupthink.

Source: How Media Bias Fuels Syrian Escalation – Consortiumnews

Please do not rely on the MSM for your opinions….especially when it may involve the use of American troops… for yourselves….research for yourselves…..educate yourselves.

War is too important to allow others to form your opinions for you…..


14 thoughts on “Syria: Thus Spake “MSM”

  1. I would again have to agree with you, chuq. Doing your “due diligence” regarding the sources of ANY news is what critical thinking is all about, hence my past post on just that, that you commented in.
    The news did in fact seem to mellow a bit toward Trump when he launched those Tomo-bombs. The VERY first thoughts I had was not that he did it but rather the reason he did it was purely and totally impulsive, reflecting, yet again, his total inability to govern. No consideration given for political ramifications one bit. Yet the media jumped on that as some sort of “parting of the seas” event that made Trump suddenly “presidential”. Most importantly, there was absolutely no followup/follow thru policy to the event. Opportunity, if any, ignored or unaware. Trump is an ass.

    Unrelated, the best thing that came out of the Tillerman-Putin meeting was the Russian acknowledgment that they couldn’t get a hold of anyone at the State Department because the place is under staffed because appointments have been held up.
    In the meantime, the White House continues in management chaos.

    1. I have a couple of reports about the gas and the attack….I have to do a little more research before it magically becomes a post…LOL chuq

  2. Hmmm… 59 Tomahawks striking a Syrian airbase was a sexual statement? Ok.. so let me get this straight (um, no pun intended there).. if someone were watching that missile strike, like from a satellite, would they have been watching porn? I mean, kinda makes a little sense; there was smoking afterwards. Although the man in Washington was likely the only one satisfied by the event. I don’t think Assad felt a thing. Sex or not, it was bad all the way around.
    Maybe an international condom would work next time. Safe sex.

  3. On TV here yesterday, Assad was being interviewed in Damascus, by a western reporter. He looked drawn, nervous, and appeared close to tears at times. He denied any government involvement in the gas attacks (of course) and went on to say that he believes that the whole incident was ‘staged’ by western powers in alliance with the rebels, as a justification for the missile attack that followed.
    The conclusion of the pundits after that, was that the Russians don’t want to support him, if it means an escalation of the war to other areas. So Assad feels he has lost support, ad the war may not be going as well as he had hoped. The general consensus was that the strike had worked, because Assad was now on the ‘back foot’.
    I’m not so sure myself, but what do I know?
    Best wishes, Pete.

      1. Try they have been running clips of it all day.

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