Coverage of the Syrian war: one of the most shameful episodes in the history of the U.S. press ~ [drafted by an honest American]

the real Syrian Free Press

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By Stephen Kinzer,  Boston Globe,  Submitted by Mephisto

Stephen Kinzer is a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. Follow him on Twitter @stephenkinzer.


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Coverage of the Syrian war will be remembered as one of the most shameful episodes in the history of the American press. Reporting about carnage in the ancient city of Aleppo is the latest reason why.

For three years, violent militants have run Aleppo. Their rule began with a wave of repression. They posted notices warning residents:

“Don’t send your children to school. If you do, we will get the backpack and you will get the coffin.”

Then they destroyed factories, hoping that unemployed workers would have no recourse other than to become fighters. They trucked looted machinery to Turkey and sold it.


below: Aleppo main power plant liberated


This month, people in Aleppo have finally seen glimmers…

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