Now is this funny, ridiculous or shocking?
For almost 4 years now and especially in the first 1,5 years Arab and Western media relied on „activists“, when it came to get allegedly genuine, uncensored and unbiased reports from Syria. Activists were portrayed as nonpartisan, neutral sources telling the audience that „truth“ that the „regimes propaganda“ was seeking to hide and suppress. These activists were often presented as parts of a democratic, liberal-libertarian, non-sectarian, peaceful reform movement striving for a new human rights abiding post-Assad Syria.
Everybody who bothered to read between the lines could easily recognize that these activists were in their broad majority rebel sympathizers and all but unbiased. Some of the most famous among them turned out to be systematic fakers of „news“ intended to demonize and denounce the Syrian government.
In the article below one such „activist“ exposes himself very blatantly:
„We targeted the town with dozens of mortar shells and dozens of hell cannon shells and Nusra’s forces made progress and control buildings which are in the first line of defence of Nubl,“ said media activist Ahmed Hamidou“