We can feel embarrassment for others. It’s not quite the same as watching another person fail or suffer such as in that German concept of Schadenfreude or the Arabic “Shamat” or شمات. It’s not even pleasure like watching a funny bad movie and wallowing in the director’s embarrassing howlers. It is more like a sense of compassion for a blunder in an otherwise reputable and necessary profession. Read the following article and then notice at the very bottom who produced it. It is unbelievable that after all the revelations about the manipulated stories from Danny the Syrian to CNN’s disgraced Arwa Damon to that heap of sludge, Khaled Oweis, that the Telegraph would continue to trumpet its affiliation with the propaganda of Reuters:
The Telegraph has neither seen nor interviewed Dr. Assad, yet, the rag doesn’t fear publishing pure nonsense about him. In every interview with the president, he has seemed anything but desperate. There is a jargon that infects Western news sources which is best exemplified in the shameless reporting at the BBC. We make fun of it all the time here at SyrPer: “embattled”, “beleaguered”, “desperate”, “isolated”, “pressured” and so forth. These are only used by media which are clearly in the pay of the psy-ops people at CIA or MI6. They could also be servants of the U.S. State Department. As in the case of the NYT and BBC which are financially strapped, Qatari money goes a long way to enhance the tastelessness of their reporting.
Now read this from a nonsense organ of the CIA in Lebanon. Note that the photo is of a Libyan missile. Note also, that the writer did not know that Syria manufactures her own missiles. Note also that all our missiles are mobile such that Davutoghlu, the retarded dwarf of Ankara, cannot know at any given time exactly where they are. This article is, again, pure drivel and written by a staff of coxcombs:
Here’s more slop. Note the reporters don’t tell you where they are. We know they’re not in Syria. I can confirm that. This report flies in the fact of everything we are getting here at SyrPer. By the way, the army is flush with weapons and ammo. Not to worry about that. And we have not unleashed the full power of the army.
Now compare the sober-minded quality of this article with which we obviously agree: