I'll take the opinion of author & award-winning journalist Stephen Kinzer over that of British state-funded, war propaganda mouthpiece the BBC any day. 🙃👏👊

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"I happen to agree w Eva's take on Syria, but fr a journalist's perspective, the true importance of what she does goes beyond reporting from any single country. She challenges the accepted narrative & that is the essence of journalism. Everything else is stenography. Budding..."
Award-winning journalist and film-maker John Pilger also finds my and @VanessaBeeley's journalism worthy of mention and support:
"Edward Bernays...wrote about an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. He was referring to journalism, the media. That was almost 80 years ago, not long after corporate journalism was invented..."
"...As the new corporations began taking over the press, something called ‘professional journalism’ was invented. To attract big advertisers, the new corporate press had to appear respectable, pillars of the establishment, objective, impartial, balanced...."
"The first schools of journalism were set up, and a mythology of liberal neutrality was spun around the professional journalists. The right to freedom of expression was associated with the new media.

…The whole thing was entirely bogus...."
"For what the public didn’t know, was that in order to be
professional, journalists had to ensure that news and opinion were dominated by official sources.

And that hasn’t changed..."
"Go through the New York Times on any day, and check the sources of the main political stories, domestic and foreign, and you’ll find that they’re dominated by governments and other establishment interests.

That’s the essence of professional journalism."

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Professor @mcrispinmiller with @RobertKennedyJr on censorship. Must-listen discussion!

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Mark on the "Left"

"What calls itself the Left today is completely consumed by identity politics & is averse to any kind of mass unity.
And most troubling of all is their tight embrace of censorship."
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"If you're working for a network like NBC, CBC, what people don't realize is that behind the scenes you've got so much backup in every way.

You've got a team of researchers preparing things for you. You've got people who have contacts everywhere..."
"When you go to a place like Syria you have a fixer; a fixer is a local person who has contacts, can take you places..things like that."

Eva's note: never had a fixer, little ole me.
"You go with things like a satellite phone, so you're always in touch with your home base. If you have any problems, they'll get people to you...."

Eva's note: I wish...
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Last year I travelled to the Donetsk People's Republic, to interview civilians on frontlines and under fire from Ukrainian forces.

The testimonies I took there were heartbreaking, particularly because I was mainly meeting elderly people who could not flee, had no where to go, and were subject nightly/daily to Ukrainian terrorism.
An elderly woman spoke of her terror.

“I’m afraid at night; that’s when they start shelling heavily." The nights are terrifying, hell for her. I ask if she ever considers leaving. “To where? I have nowhere to go. My husband is dead.”
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BBC Syria expertise🥴

BBC Monitoring (2014): “...We can definitely say it is Syria. We see in the footage that there is a barrel, it's painted on it the Syrian army flag..."

Pic 1: ("Syrian army") flag

Pic 2: Actual flag of Syria

Punchline: the clip was filmed in Malta🥳 ImageImage
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In closing, I predict the smear will be as disingenuous as smears prior, which I have addressed in the past.
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