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The Inside Scoop on Syria

by Rabbi Shraga Simmons; Feb 16, 2012 at 06:26:56 AM

With Syria in the midst of a brutal crackdown that has left 5,000 people dead, it’s time to ask: Why does the media paint such a glowing portrait of the dictator Bashar Assad and his wife Asma?

This video brings examples from NBC Nightly News, Vogue magazine, and ABC News – as cited in my book, David & Goliath.

Be prepared for shock and outrage.


February 16, 2012

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Visitor Comments: 5

(4) Ann Brady, February 19, 2012 10:36 PM

Vogue is Obscene

Easy breezy cover-up girl. And what? - he plays video games? Then there's Canada's PM playing with the pandas. North American media has sunk to new lows.

(3) Anonymous, February 19, 2012 7:42 PM

her response

Your point was not well-proved with the wife. You edited out her comments. Have no idea what she said to Anne Curry.

(2) menpar, February 19, 2012 2:35 PM

all the same

please let him be you know what you have not what will come after

(1) Miriam, February 18, 2012 6:15 PM


When were these (ridiculous) stories aired/published?

Shraga Simmons, February 18, 2012 11:06 PM

dates of publication

The Vogue feature was 2011, and the two TV spots were 2007. Although the popular revolt began in 2011, Assad (and his father before him) has held the country in a vise grip since 1970.

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