Hi, it’s Gnome-Chomper Wolf, creative critical analyst in the nether regions of the Greenygrey world; in the style of Noam Chomsky. While Noam Chomsky and his friend Herman tend to criticise everything Western, I tend to be more balanced, in line with Greenygrey thinking.
British Media Frame Britain for Sarin Attack
With Britain opting out of attacking Syria, I hoped the media would stop focusing on it so much, with it being only one of many conflicts going on in the world at the moment.
However, not only has the media continued warmongering, but it is also trying to bring the British government into the frame for the Syrian chemical attacks; as seen in the Daily Mail.
While I don’t agree with selling dangerous elements to unstable and aggressive regimes, Kev Lilburn highlighted on Facebook that the sodium fluoride and potassium fluoride in question are used in toothpaste and cosmetics, and weren’t banned from being sold to Syria at the time.
I think this kind of reckless story can inspire British citizens to turn against the British government, for false reasons, and even lead to tragic attacks like that on Drummer Lee Rigby in May.
This is just the kind of story loved by the George Galloway’s left-wingers who blame everything on Britain and the ‘West’ even if they have democratically voted to stay out of the conflict, and it’s the left-wingers’ beloved leaders in Syria, who are overseeing and doing all the killing.
Herman and Chomsky Propaganda Model
The ‘right-wing‘ Daily Mail reporting this as a sensationalist story criticising the mainly ‘right-wing’ Conservative-LibDems coalition government goes totally against Herman and Chomsky’s Propaganda Model of Media, as found by Marc Latham in his research on the Kosovo Conflict. Marc wrote:
“Herman and Chomsky also theorise that the media would accept ‘one’s own state’ tells the truth; but the discussion section showed the media openly commented on the ‘propaganda’ being released by NATO in a two-way propaganda battle, and warned when it was unverified.
Herman and Chomsky also: ‘expect great investigatory zeal in the search for enemy villainy…but diminished enterprise in examining such matters in connection with one’s own and friendly states;’ but the results and discussion section showed the media spent as much time investigating the NATO collateral damage incidents as the reports of Serb war crimes, and this was especially true of the NYT after the Chinese embassy bombing.”
Marc Latham’s PhD thesis was published by Lambert Publishing and is available for a lot of money on Amazon.