Just when you think mainstream media couldn’t possibly insult your intelligence more than they already have, they prove you wrong with cruder and downright absurd fabrications.
Here is one such example from a news story in the Guardian entitled “The Houla massacre: reconstructing the events of 25 May”, which should be renamed ”The Houla Massacre: Recreating the Events of May 25”.
“I saw my father’s brains spill from his head.” One of the security men fired his gun into the ceiling, she said, and shouted: “We took revenge for you, Imam Ali” – a reference to the most revered imam of the Shia Islamic faith.
Right, because that’s exactly how a Shi’ite sectarian murderer would behave when he is in the midst of a massacre—he offers Sunni blood to Imam Ali in much the same way cannibals are expected invoke the name of Hannibal Lecter before devouring their victims. For the record, silly Orientalist Guardian writers, this is not part of any religious Shi’ite rite, Imam Ali is simply not invoked that way. Shi”ism is a sect, not a sacrificial cult.
Many of the wounded in Houla are still being treated in makeshift medical clinics. Among them are people whose families worked with regime security forces or the local police.
“They were targeted because they were linked to the regime,” one of the nurses treating the wounded men said. “The Shabiha wanted to create the impression that other forces were responsible.”
Right again. How deviously ingenious of the shabeeha to murder the regime’s own supporters in order to deflect attention away from the sacrifices in Sunni blood they pledged to Imam Ali.
And every time a new narrative emerges which becomes hard for the information warlords to dispute—like the loyalist identities of those killed—mainstream media will invest no more than 2 minutes finding a way to turn it into a counter-intuitive factoid which will be readily digested by its consumers who are in perpetual cognitive autopilot mode.