Monday, January 23, 2012

Most Syrians back President Assad, but you'd never know from western media | Citizens for Legitimate Government

Most Syrians back President Assad, but you'd never know from western media | Citizens for Legitimate Government: Most Syrians back President Assad, but you'd never know from western media --Assad's popularity, Arab League observers, US military involvement: all distorted in the west's propaganda war By Jonathan Steele 17 Jan 2012 Suppose a respectable opinion poll found that most Syrians are in favour of Bashar al-Assad remaining as president, would that not be major news? Especially as the finding would go against the dominant narrative about the Syrian crisis, and the media considers the unexpected more newsworthy than the obvious. Alas, not in every case. When coverage of an unfolding drama ceases to be fair and turns into a propaganda weapon, inconvenient facts get suppressed. So it is with the results of a recent YouGov Siraj poll on Syria commissioned by The Doha Debates, funded by the Qatar Foundation.