Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Some Comments on the Angry Arab's Coverage of Syria - Again...

via Uruknet.info

"I used to admire Abu Khalil's principles on a lot of issues, but with regards to Syria his position has been lousy and confused. He is against the regime, and against the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood, and against the lousy SNC, and against the Free Syrian Army. Yes, we understand, thank you very much. Me too. But his coverage of Syria is just lousy [I fully agree.]. Personally I think he has far more pro-Assad people feeding him crap information - or at least they might pretend to be pro-reform for him. I say the Syrian revolution is an orphan that nobody wanted, and that is why it is being pimped. Here's an example of why I think the Angry Arab has become unreadable when it comes to Syria:

1.Here he says he doesn't know what happened in Homs. He knows what happens in Gaza almost instantly. He knows what happens in Bahrain almost instantly, but with Homs....

4. Never mind that the Syrian regime forbids the international media from freely reporting in the country, and that it blows up journalists to pieces by triangulating their positions using their satellite phones, let's just make fun of Nada Bakri for saying what a four year old could tell you about the difficulty of covering Syria. Oh, and Abu Khalil wouldn't shut up about the French journalist who was possibly killed by a stray FSA shell, but let's just selectively quote things about Marie Colvin to show that she supported the Iraq invasion or that she might not have been pro-Palestinian.

5. When was the last time that the Angry Arab posted a picture of a Syrian casualty? But immediately he puts a picture of somebody who was killed in the recent Israeli attacks on Gaza. Of course he supports the Syrian people against the lousy Syrian regime and supports its violent overthrow by all means necessary except what is absolutely necessary by any means possible.

6. Notice here that As'ad's "witness" - not like al Jazeera's witnesses, he tells us - tells him knowingly that there are [shock/horror!] sectarian idiots in the Syrian revolution too. And the Angry Arab thinks that nobody knows this...Notice also that As'ad never hears from those witnesses - not Angry Arab witnesses and not al Jazeera witnesses - who would tell him that Assad's shabiha and thugs have sacked parts of Homs and are raping, pillaging and murdering their way through the city. And you see Youtube videos are not very reliable and the Angry Arab takes great care to use reliable sources, look at how quickly he gets news from Gaza or Bahrain - it's so good he doesn't even need to check the source of the photos or the videos and it goes straight on his blog......"

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