Since the chemical weapons incident near Damascus on August the 21st 2013 the mainstream media has gone into overdrive with regards to reporting on Syria – the Guardian included. We still have the occasional pro interventionist, opinion article containing misinformation and half truths – and of course we still have the Guardian failing to report on huge stories such as…
Syrian Opposition Condemns Jihadists Targeting Alawites (Al Monitor article – August 14, 2013)
Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack (Mint Press News article – August 29, 2013)
Syria chemical weapons: finger pointed at jihadists (Telegraph article – March 23, 2013)
As mentioned in my previous post entitled “The State of Play” – the general “day by day” propaganda assault that we witnessed during the height of the Libyan and Syrian conflicts has somewhat simmered down. On the whole, the editorials have become less gung-ho – perhaps because all out war looms closer. One thing however, is for certain – judging from polls in both the USA and the UK – the propaganda has failed miserably. The populations of both countries do not want to be involved in any more wars and after the catastrophe that was Iraq – they no longer trust their governments to make such decisions.