Often it almost seems as if the Western MSM is in the pay of Western intelligence. The run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion comes to mind when the media subjected us to a steady stream of reports about Saddam Hussein’s Weapons of Mass Destruction.
As it turned out those reports were all entirely baseless, Saddam never had any WMD. But those stories were used to justify an invasion in the face of widespread public opposition. Prompting one to wonder if media bosses and owners were acting on the instructions of Western intelligence?
Something along the lines of – follow such and such reporting policy on Iraq and we’ll give you selected insider info and tip-offs in return.
That’s certainly the impression one gets from the Guardian’s coverage of events in Ukraine right now. For example the Russians took the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in early March but now, the Guardian reports, the Russians are using it as a shield. From which to launch rocket attacks on Ukrainian civilians in nearby Nikopol, safe in the knowledge the Ukrainians will be reluctant to retaliate for fear of damaging the nuclear facility.
Or so the Guardian would have us believe.