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16 Dec, 2016 21:24

Credible or fake? Journalists clash in fiery RT debate on news sources in Syria (VIDEO)

Credible or fake? Journalists clash in fiery RT debate on news sources in Syria (VIDEO)

In the wake of the liberation of eastern Aleppo in Syria, journalists Eva Bartlett, from Canada, and Dilly Hussain, from the UK, clashed in a heated RT debate on the credibility of sources on the ground and the agenda of the media outlets covering the situation in the war-torn state.

Bartlett recently made headlines during a press conference after she accused corporate media of a biased agenda in Syria, labeling a large chunk of its sources as either “not credible” or “compromised.” In particular the journalist, who herself visited Syria, lashed out at the organization of White Helmets, saying they “recycled” pictures of one and the same girl on several occasions. According to Bartlett, the mainstream media effectively reported information which was “opposite” to what actually happened on the ground.

Dilly Hussain challenged her views during the RT debate, claiming Bartlett’s narrative echoed “state propaganda.” Citing local “activists tweeting” on the ground, Hussain for his part stressed that the Russian-backed mission of Syrian also targeted civilians.

Bartlett in return questioned the impartiality of the sources cited by Dilly, saying she herself spoke to doctors in Aleppo and civilians who fled the militant-held areas, who testified that people “were prevented” by terrorists from actually escaping Aleppo.

Here is the full video of the heated verbal exchange: