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Max Blumenthal and Rania Khalek Report from Syria---called 'Goebbels s**t'

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Max Blumenthal (left), Rania Khalek (center) and Anya Parampil (right) in Syria. Photo from Rania Khalek's Facebook page
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Journalists Rania Khalek and Max Blumenthal caused a Twitter meltdown among some advocates of regime change in Syria by simply going to parts of the country controlled by Damascus and reporting on life there.

The two journalists traveled to the Syrian capital Damascus and some of its suburbs earlier this month and reported on what they saw and heard. Their reporting clashed with the narrative favored by some of their corporate-embedded colleagues, who jumped to called them propagandists on a trip paid by the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad meant to whitewash war crimes.

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The tweets from the MSM are as ridiculous as they are expected.

Who do these journalists think they are, doing what the media whores always fail to do?! Have any of these tweeting magpies ever even been to Syria?!

And, they have the audacity to put quotes around the word "journalists", when referring to Max, Rainia, and Anya. They're a farce to be reckoned with.

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I beg to differ on the adjective "ridiculous" and would replace with a small phrase, "insane and dumber than a box of doorknobs."


Margaret Mead was once asked why the loonies rise to power. She said, "Because we pay attention to them."


Hard not to do, I admit, but we can do far better than we're doing in that dept.


I haven't subscribed to any newspaper since 1990, watch zero tv except when trapped, as in an airport or my wife's cooking shows (the ones with the kids are great, but the underlying concept of competing vs. cooperation is still f'd).


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None of the negative comments were identified as coming from the Intercept. Would the Intercept claim that Max, Rania and Anya were "whitewashing" the change on the ground in Syria? Surprisingly careless production from RT.

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Mariam Elba from the Intercept was part of the Twitt assault.

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I can't find my previous link to an interview with Assad, but he's done many and I think any one will suffice. Here's one that I just found click here

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Yeah, it's funny how any mainstream-supported figure can interview people like Assad or Putin, and not be accused of furthering the causes of foreign powers.

If it had been Biden instead of Gabbard that has visited Assad, you'd be hearing about how "dedicated" he was to "keeping diplomacy alive", or something along those lines.

Similarly, people like John Pilger or Pamela Anderson are either smeared or just not aired, when they speak up for Assange, but it's just fine for all the usual suspects to come on and completely assassinate Julian's character and account. Indeed, they get all the airtime they want.

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As Chris Hedges has pointed out, the Western elites know they have no legitimacy therefore they have to resort to forceful suppression of reality wherever it dares to raise its voice. As more reality surfaces despite the best efforts of the gatekeepers, the idiocy of the whole edifice becomes too obvious to ignore. We are getting close.

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Vive le re'sistance!

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Can't believe OEN's pages won't support non-English keystrokes.

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