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What's behind Western media's ‘truth’ of news?

(People's Daily Online)

16:22, June 06, 2012

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

The "Houla Massacre" in Syria, which claimed more than 100 lives, including at least 32 children, shocked the world. At present, the tragic event has not been ascertained but many Western media have blamed the Syrian government. Many Western countries immediately announced to expel the Syrian ambassadors.

The truth behind the attack on Houla town needs time to be further investigated. However, viewing from the previous events in recent years, the truth was often not what the Western media had reported.

For example, before the Iraq war, the Western media had hyped up that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction but the facts proved that it was fictitious. Then, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi people died in the war. Before the financial crisis, the U.S. media still advocated that the U.S. system is superior, the U.S. economy is powerful and the U.S. credit is 3A. However, when the crisis came, the world economy suffered a lot. The riots that happened in Lhasa and Urumqi in China on March 14 and on July 5 respectively are in fact violent crimes but the Western media reported them as "cruel suppression by Chinese government".

These facts have proved that the usual trick of the Western media is to distort and selectively take advantage of the facts to serve their subjective purpose.

Take the Libya issue as an example, the reports of Western media never mentioned how many innocent people were killed and wounded during the NATO air strikes. The Western media are actually the spokesperson of the Western hegemonic interests and will do anything extreme in order to safeguard the interests of Western capital in the world. The hypocritical behaviors of Western media are conspicuous in recent international affairs. The truth has become unclear under their concealing.

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