News Commentary – Oct 19, 2012
Like the BBC the Guardian newspaper relies on its reputation for being ‘liberal’ to essentially peddle disinformation in the guise of news coverage.
Its report on the bombing in Beirut Friday is a case in point.
The blast in a largely Christian district killed as many as eight and left nearly eighty injured. No one has yet claimed responsibility but that didn’t stop the Guardian from implying that Syria may have had a hand in it.
Despite the absence of any evidence the Guardian insinuates:
The possibility that the bombing is related to the fallout from Syria comes amid rising tension in Lebanon.
By reiterating claims from Lebanon’s Phalange leader the Guardian justifies repeating unfounded accusations as “news”.
The Guardian report continues:
Shia fighters with the Hezbollah group have been fighting on Assad’s side, while Syrian rebels have used Lebanon to supply forces fighting the Syrian regime.