Tuesday, August 20, 2013

One-sided Propaganda Takes The Stage Amid Egypt Violence

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Amidst the blitz of propaganda coming from the mainstream media regarding the recent events violently unfolding inside Egypt, it is unfortunate that even many alternative media outlets are simply repeating the line being served to them via the corporate media and Western governments.

What is both unfortunate and highly ironic in this situation, however, is the fact that this constant serving of propaganda is rather transparent when one takes a closer look at the claims being used in order to paint the Muslim Brotherhood as the only victim of the conflict. Much like the Syrian crisis, one is almost capable of discerning the true nature of events taking place in Egypt by listening to the reports provided by mainstream outlets and promptly assuming that the opposite has occurred.

With this in mind, it is important to point out that the constant barrage of reports of indiscriminate, government-initiated violence have largely been dismantled by clear video evidence of Muslim Brotherhood violence in the form of shooting at security forces,[1] coordinated attacks on Christian churches,[2] and throwing political opponents off of rooftops. [3]

In addition, there is the existence of a video purporting to show Muslim Brotherhood “activists” faking a demonstration and a subsequent violent government crackdown, complete with fake blood, injuries, and the rest of the required scenery.

Over the last few days, however, more videos have been produced alleging the “horrific violence” of government forces, as if to act as “proof” of the claims being repeated by Western outlets. Unfortunately for the Muslim Brotherhood and the interested parties to the propaganda efforts, however, virtually none of these videos actually show what they have asserted.