Saturday, December 28, 2013

How long will the press lie for Nouri?

Seriously, when will they tell the truth?

Obviously not any time soon.

Some can't tell the truth because of their own biases.

Their own hatreds.

For example, I've long pointed out that 'celebrated' journalist Patrick Cockburn -- of that ridiculous family of liars -- is not trusted in the Arab world.

Dropping back to the May 13th snapshot for only one example:

Who massacred in Hawija?  Nouri's forces.  But you won't find that in Patrick Cockburn's 'reporting.'  To read his reporting, apparently the activists died because they killed themselves or maybe a spaceship came down from the skies and took 'em out?
Over and over, his copy minimizes Nouri's actions.  It's why Sunni Arabs see him as so biased.  It has been going on for years and years now.  That is the perception and that's why the perception exists.
People like Patrick Cockburn who repeatedly minimize Nouri's actions and absolve of responsibility are responsible for the massacre and for any more that follow. 

And now, in Sunday's Independent, Paddy Cock Burn publishes "Sunni monarchs back YouTube hate preachers: Anti-Shia propaganda threatens a sectarian civil war which will engulf the entrie Muslim world." That's not going to help him seem any less biased against Sunnis.

Did he do an investigation?

Does that crappy family ever do any work?


But he does insist, "Anti-Shia hate propaganda spread by Sunni religious figures sponsored by, or based in, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf monarchies, is creating the ingredients for a sectarian civil war engulfing the entire Muslim world."


Cock Burn family war!

Laura Flanders, Paddy's niece (and only she and sister Stephanie qualify as sane in that family), insists that  "the ingredients for a sectarian civil war engulfing the entire Muslim world" were created by the US government's illegal Iraq War.

Patrick's outright bias goes a long, long way towards explaining not only his own coverage but that of the Independent.  What's the excuse for others?

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