Saturday, March 18, 2017

Top 3 Most Notorious MSM Fake News Tactics From the Syrian War

Sputnik | Mar 18, 2017

© Photo: Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation
Major General Igor Konashenkov, the Russian
defense ministry's official spokesman
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov has again blasted Western mainstream media reports about the humanitarian situation in Syria, saying that the 'sources' they use, which often turn out to be bogus, harm their reputation as newsmakers. Sputnik looks back at the most outrageous fake news stories from the Syrian conflict.

At his regular press briefing Friday, referring to the latest MSM accusations against Russia in Syria, Konashenkov noted that "the cookie-cutter reports on the situation in Syria, based on the 'testimonies' of local 'activists' taken from social networks only serve to harm the reputation of international organizations and authoritative news media, rather than helping to solve Syria's humanitarian problems."

Such groundless reports will not help feed or provide medical aid to Syrians, or put roofs over their heads, the spokesman emphasized.

With the Russian military actively fighting to help free Syria from terrorism, and simultaneously sending dozens of tons of aid, providing medical assistance and sappers to demine liberated cities, Konashenkov couldn't hide his indignation about the defamatory content of many media reports. These, he said are equivalent "to a garbage pile of fakes and bare-faced lies, for which colossal budgets have been spent."

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