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Full 35 minute interview of Syrian President largely omitted from 4 Corners hit-piece

See also: ABC's 4 Corners breaches Code of Practice; 'Syria's Disappeared' (24/4/17) by Susan Dirgham, Let's Call Western Media Coverage of Syria By Its Real Name: Propaganda (26/4/17) by Michael Howard | Paste.

By my own measurement the 4 Corners 'report' Syria's Disappeared - The Case Against Assad gave Syrian President Bashar al-Assad all of 40 seconds – 10 seconds near the start and 30 seconds near the end – to answer claims that his govenment had imprisoned, tortured and murdered tens of thousands of his own people as well as the more recent fraudulent allegation that the Syrian Army had used Sarin gas in Idlib province.

The full interview of length 34 minutes and 40 seconds was published by Yahoo News on 10 February 2017 and a full copy recorded by the Syrian Government has been placed on YouTube. The YouTube copy is embedded below.

Update 29 Apr 2015. This article republished on Syrian Free Press (SFP). See also on SFP: SAA REPORTS: Syrian Arab Army destroys vehicles and fortifications for Daesh terrorists, kills dozens of them and expands control in al-Maqaber area in Deir Ezzor (27/4/17), Bulgarian-NATO weapons reportedly end up in hands of mercenary-terrorist jihadists in Syria (27/4/17), Friend or Foe? U.S. Troops spotted with PKK fighters (27/4/17), Israel targets military position southwest of Damascus International Airport (27/4/17), Israel targets military position southwest of Damascus International Airport (27/4/17), Daesh gangsters detained on the Island of Sakhalin (27/4/17), Russia's Army Electronic Weapons can easily neutralize the U.S. Air Forces and Warships (26/4/17), Exclusive: U.S. troops in Northern Syria (25/4/17).

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Thank you for pointing people to the entire Assad interview. I noticed that 4Corners did an editing job on an interview with Assad where he quipped that he had not been in the prisons but rather "in the presidential palace" and then he laughed and then the recording was cut. What offensive editing! I couldn't tell if the bodies were real or not. It seemed to be told through one or 2 people- the woman whose son was killed 6 days after being taken prisoner and the guy who had made it to Europe. Obviously and tragically, 4Corners, which I once admired as reliable reporting with a conscience, has become a propaganda vehicle in this most dangerous of times.

ABC currently has a listener survey running. Consider taking the opportunity to complain about this appalling bias re war reporting, which is doing as much damage as Hitler ever did.
Go to http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/ and look for the yellow “Your Space” box in the right margin.

There are two open questions near the end: "What would you like to hear more of on [whatever stations you've said you listen to]" and the next question asks what you'd like to hear less of.

There is an open question near the end, What would you like to hear more of on [whatever stations you've said you listen to].

I posted:
"Recognition of the role of population growth in a wide range of problems, from housing unaffordability, under-employment, urban design and infrastructure to environmental stresses and climate change, to international conflicts and flows of asylum-seekers. The constant omission, or dismissal as racist and anti-multicultural, of basic factual relationships, is frustrating - not least because it causes quite futile "solutions" to be peddled, addressing symptoms but not underlying causes."

The next question asks what you'd like to hear less of - some of you might have things to suggest there.