[Ed. – It’s very noticeable this week: since the big Facebook purge last week, and starting with the launch of the Jamal Khashoggi offensive, the media have been pushing thinly sourced and deceptive innuendo campaigns hard on every front. Daniel Greenfield calls out another one.]
The media’s coverage of the Middle East these days is mostly Qatari/Turkish/Iranian propaganda.
That’s not just true of the Khashoggi story, in which the media literally repeats every claim hand-fed to it by the Turkish Islamist regime that imprisons and beats journalists, but on everything. …
Now BuzzFeed has deployed a smear piece against American veterans working privately in this [Yemeni] war.
For months in war-torn Yemen, some of America’s most highly trained soldiers worked on a mercenary mission of murky legality to kill prominent clerics and Islamist political figures.
Their target that night: Anssaf Ali Mayo, the local leader of the Islamist political party Al-Islah. …