Let’s recall the 2013 Big Lie about sarin gas in Ghouta, Syria. A tsunami of (similar) news articles tried to make a case against the Syrian government. We even had Israeli military intelligence listening in. We had the same victims shown in multiple locations and positions, exposed by Catholic nuns, who were demonized for disagreeing with the official propaganda.
FOUR MONTHS LATER
The NY Times backpedals on its lies:
A new analysis of rockets linked to the nerve-agent attack on Damascus, Syria, in August has concluded that the rockets were most likely fired by multiple launchers and had a range of about three kilometers, according to the two authors of the analysis.
Even the retraction headline is a lie! It’s not a refinement. It’s a total reversal. It’s calling bullshit on all the war lies the Times (and most others) put out for months.
Three kilometers, for those not keeping score, was well inside REBEL TERRITORY, not the “9.8km” where the Syrian military was located, undisputed.
That means this is a retraction of a Big Lie. They lied endlessly about gas attacks to the US and western publics. A little retraction piece 4 months later, with a deceptive headline no less, attempts to clear them of any wrongdoing.
Their wrongdoing is profound, pervasive, and ongoing.