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Posted on 05/08/2013 11:44:04 PM PDT by Cronos
Ex-CNN reporter Amber Lyon revealed that during her work for the channel she received orders to send false news and exclude some others which the US administration did not favor with the aim to create a public opinion in favor of launching an aggression on Iran and Syria.
Lyon was quoted by the Slovak main news website as saying that the mainstream US media outlets intentionally work to create a propaganda against Iran to garner public opinion's support for a military invasion against it.
She revealed that the scenario used before launching the war on Iraq is being prepared to be repeated where Iran and Syria are now being subject to constant 'demonization'.
The former reporter clarified that the CNN channel manipulates and fabricates news and follows selectiveness when broadcasting news, stressing that the Channel receives money from the U.S. government and other countries' governments in exchange for news content
I hear the Blaze is Hiring real journalists
Russia TV is heavily biased in it’s editorial content.
But their hard news seems to be much better than the US standard.
your stimulus money hard at work
Russia Today always slants things to make America and Israel look bad, in some light.
And, not surprisingly, the Palestinians are front and center in their propaganda attack on Israel.
With exception, I find Max Keiser occasionally interesting and informative, but I’m sure Russia Today’s politics are not in the best interest of America.
Then again, Comrade Obama is doing all the heavy lifting for them.
We are now living behind the iron curtain.
She meant the Obama administration. I don’t know how long she was with CNN. But based on research she was talking about the last few years Under Obama.
Within this Canadian video report you will find footage of a CNN story on Egypt and Mohammed Al Zawahiri. It was produced by well-known CNN Journalist Nick Robertson. The entire video is excellent, but the pertinent aspect is at the 1:30 mark.
In the previous thread I asked two central questions. The Second Question was:
Why would CNN [or CNNi] refuse to air the Nick Robertson report with Muhammed Al Zawahiri (brother of Ayman Al Zawahiri) that clearly shows the Egyptian uprising was 100% in response to his call for protests for release of the Blind sheik on 9-11.? Why would the most trusted name in news, hide the report showing the truth, and instead allow the false narrative to be sold, by them, to the American electorate?
Amber Lyon provides the answer(s).
CNN never aired the Nick Robertson report in Egypt because it completely contradicted the Obama Administration, and Hillary Clinton State Department, Egyptian assertions. In short, it proved they were lying BIG TIME. The refusal to air the real reasoning for the Egyptian Embassy assault was intentional protection of President Obama specifically orchestrated by the CNN News group. Specific, intentional, lying.
Apparently they have a history of this no-one knew about. UNTIL NOW.
Amber Lyon is an award-winning journalist who worked for CNN.
She says she was ordered to report fake stories, delete unfriendly stories adverse to the Obama administration (like the Nick Robertson report), and construct stories in specific manners while working for the left-wing network.
CNN is paid by foreign and domestic Government agencies for specific content.
Let me repeat that.
CNN is paid by the US government for reporting on some events, and not reporting on others. The Obama Administration pays for CNN content.
Let that sink in.
Additionally CNN and CNN International are also paid by foreign governments to avoid stories that are damaging, and construct narratives that show them in a better, albeit false, light.
Amber Lyon is a three-time Emmy winning investigative journalist and photographer. She accuses CNN of being fake news.
Back in March 2011, CNN sent a four person team to Bahrain to cover the Arab Spring. Once there, the crew was the subject of extreme intimidation amongst other things, but they were able to record some fantastic footage. As Glenn Greenwald of the UKs Guardian writes in his blockbuster arti :
In the segment, Lyon interviewed activists as they explicitly described their torture at the hands of government forces, while family members recounted their relatives abrupt disappearances. She spoke with government officials justifying the imprisonment of activists. And the segment featured harrowing video footage of regime forces shooting unarmed demonstrators, along with the mass arrests of peaceful protesters. In sum, the early 2011 CNN segment on Bahrain presented one of the starkest reports to date of the brutal repression embraced by the US-backed regime.
Despite these accolades, and despite the dangers their own journalists and their sources endured to produce it, CNN International (CNNi) never broadcast the documentary. Even in the face of numerous inquiries and complaints from their own employees inside CNN, it continued to refuse to broadcast the program or even provide any explanation for the decision. To date, this documentary has never aired on CNNi.
Having just returned from Bahrain, Lyon says she saw first-hand that these regime claims were lies, and I couldnt believe CNN was making me put what I knew to be government lies into my reporting.
Here is a segment of the Bahrain report that Amber Lyon and her team put together. CNNi refused to allow it to air because the Bahrain Government had paid them not to show it.
When Amber Lyon recognized the extent of the reasoning, she challenged CNN. CNN told her to be quiet, and began to view her as a risk. She knew, and found out, too much.
Amber is now trying to tell the story, the real story, of what is going on behind the closed doors of US Media entities. Amber has created her own website, and additionally as noted in the Guardian Article she is trying to share the truth of the deceptions.
What Amber Lyon describes is exactly the reason why CNN never aired the Nick Robertson interview with Muhammed Al Zawahiri in Egypt.
Amber recently did a web interview with Alex Jones on InfoWars. Generally the TreeHouse does not appreciate Alex Jones. He is wound up tighter than piano wire, and unfortunately much of his truth is diminished because of the hype he places upon it.
Alex Jones is easy to disregard as a conspiracy theorist, not because of what he says, but because of how he says it. Everything is desperate and dangerous with him.
That said, the words and explanations of Ms. Lyon in the discussion/interview are poignant and vastly informative. So I share the video with you so you can hear from Amber herself exactly what is being described and articulated.
It is critical to listen towhat she says, not just about Bahrain but also about what the Obama administration is specifically doing. Just try to overlook the Alex Jones-ism, and focus on what Amber Lyon is sharing.
Another article and set of comments here. . .
Thanks for sharing.
By definition editorial content is biased.
RT is less biased than the CCTV from Communist China. Only a blowhard Free Trade w. Commie China supporter actually believes that CCTV is unbiased.
Also...the RT bias is easy to filter out....whereas CCTV tries to hide it with questionable business reporting and Sino-Commie gloating
Eason Jordan, executive at CNN admitted in 2003 that his "news" organization obeyed the Saddam Hussein government when covering that regime.
So CNN has traded obeying Saddam Hussein for obeying Barack Hussein.
Tell us something we don’t know.
I remember how superior I felt about our freedoms in American when I first learned of Pravda and the controlled media in the USSR back in the days of Nikita Khrushchev.
Dang you, American mass-media clowns of 2013! Poxes on you!
(Wait a minute, blessing and cursing ought NOT to come from the same mouth...)
Alex Jones is a no-nut punk. Look up the YouTube video of his attack on Michelle Malkin.
One of the few times I’ve wanted to reach through my monitor and throat punch someone. He is a real slime ball asshat.
This sounds like a "CNN is biased to the right" bit of silliness.
I've actually met people who think the NY Times is a right wing mouthpiece.
They're like ferns that learned how to speak.
So, we’re supposed to believe that Zero WANTS to attack Iran and Syria? I wonder what kind of nutcase terrorists he has waiting in the wings to take over.
I strongly recommend that former reporter stay away from Ft Marcy Park.
Interesting article, but I’m more down for the camouflaged UFOs flying by cars story...
CNN was Saddam Hussein’s mouthpiece in Iraq because they wanted special treatment there. This network is a propaganda arm for any government that will grant it favors, including our own government. It should have no credibility at all.
For a while he seemed to be giving off strong signals that he was going to go into Iran. But that was a while ago. I suspect it was in part to keep Israel from doing it.Now I think Israel has put the brakes on such an enterprise because Israel and US orgs seem to be accomplishing a lot cybernetically.
Wow! And Libs bash Fox?
Ok...here we go again:
For all the criticism Inf0war$ and those that reference it get, here’s ANOTHER story by a 3rd-party site referencing a Jones story. To reiterate: I’m not defending Jones or his style, just that ‘sometimes’ he gets it right.
A bit of what I’ll politely reference a ‘paradox’, given the banning of posts linking Jones’ site.
So, of course, the lyin' left will refer to her as a "disgruntled former employee" and thus discount what she says.