Editor’s note: Anderson Cooper of CNN specifically says to “Syrian Danny,” “you went there to join the Free Syrian Army, so you’re not pretending to be an impartial journalist,” before admitting, “we have ended up relying on people like you, on people who’ve uploaded these videos and that we can’t independently verify them,” in full admission that everything reported by the Western media in regards to Syria, including from CNN comes from biased, unverified hearsay from rebels and “activists.” The same can and should be said of the UN and their human rights reports, also admittedly based on mere opposition “hearsay.”
As Paul Joseph Watson points out in the report below, the Arab League was in Syria and when they gave reports that contradicted Western narratives, it was blackballed in the media. Additionally, many true journalists and academics have legally entered Syria and reported their findings, including Dr. Webster Tarpley. One must also ask, why hasn’t CNN given equal airtime to government supporters, who have instead relied on the alternative media to have their voices heard?
CNN Botches Effort To Refute ‘Syria Danny’ Propaganda Scandal: Danny Dayem admits propaganda stunt video should have been deleted.
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
CNN’s attempt to refute claims that dubious activist Danny Dayem, known as ‘Syria Danny’, was caught staging sounds of gunfire during a recent interview with the network only resulted in further embarrassment, when Dayem admitted that the suspect video “should have been deleted,” presumably to hide the evidence of his propaganda stunt.
Following our exposé yesterday morning, which documented how Dayem, who has become the establishment media’s poster child for a military invasion of Syria, had ordered staged gunfire sounds to be made off camera during an interview, CNN’s Anderson Cooper invited him to engage in damage control during last night’s show.
During the interview with Cooper, Dayem only succeeds in virtually admitting the fact that the video is suspect. Asked how the footage was leaked, Dayem starts to say ‘we should have deleted it’ before hastily stating, “this has all been deleted.”
“I don’t know how they got it, this is all private, we should have, this has all been deleted, we have to delete all this stuff,” said Dayem.
Why Dayem is so insistent that the footage should be deleted, unless it contains something incriminating, is not explained. The interview from the footage has already been broadcast globally by CNN, so why the need to delete the rest of the footage? Perhaps because Dayem finds it hard to explain why he tells someone off camera during the clip, “Did you tell him to get the gunfire ready?”
This quote is not even addressed during Dayem’s interview with Cooper.
Furthermore, on his official Twitter feed, Dayem claims a different excuse to explain away him being rumbled as staging the gunfire.
“This was camera tricks by the Assad regime helped by Russians,” claims Dayem, citing no actual evidence.
In addition, in the original CNN interview with Cooper, Dayem claims he recovered dead bodies from civilians who had been killed “400 meters” away from his location, yet in last night’s interview he claims the shelling was taking place 15 kilometers away in a different city.
Dayem then states that he wants to join the Free Syria Army, which is being aided by the same Al-Qaeda terrorists who helped NATO overthrow Gaddafi in Libya, in order to “protect my country”.
How that squares with Dayem’s previous callsfor the United States, Israel, and NATO to launch “an attack, an army attack, a no fly zone, that the UN hit all our air bases,” is anyone’s guess.
Cooper tries to justify the fact that CNN has displayed brazen bias towards the Syrian opposition forces in constantly broadcasting dubious You Tube videos claiming atrocities by the regime, by explaining that Assad’s government will not allow journalists to enter Syria.
However, when independent Arab League observers did enter Syria, their subsequent report confirming the fact that there is indiscriminate violence on both sides of the conflictwas universally ignored by CNN and the establishment media as a whole, who have heavily promoted the false narrative that only Assad’s forces are responsible for the bloodshed.
Watch the original video featuring evidence of ‘Syria Danny’s’ propaganda stunt below.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.