Aaron Maté Media Criticism Syria The Grayzone Video

VIDEO: Aaron Maté Challenges Guardian on Syria

A recent article in The Guardian parroted evidence-free allegations that The Grayzone’s Aaron Maté is "the most prolific spreader of disinformation" about Syria among a "network" of "conspiracy theorists."

Check out Bob Scheer’s Interview with Aaron Maté on Scheer Intelligence here:

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  1. Aaron Mate is such a paragon of journalistic virtue that such accusations are beyond laughable.

    I will always take Aaron Mate’s word over any writer at The Guardian or any other garbage major media outlet. In fact I am so positive of the incorruptibility Aaron Mate, that if he says it, I believe it until proven otherwise. Something that as yet never happened.

    Same goes for Max Blumenthal. If the Grayzone prints it, I know it’s well researched, well documented, and well written. They are some of the only real journalists in the entire Western world. Which of course is why the machine hates them so.

  2. Thank you, JustA Maverick, for a perfectly clear defense of Aaron Mate and Max Blumenthal. They are the best. The Guardian has lost all credibility.

  3. Truthfully, I (kind of) sympathize with left-ish, Neo Progressive demagogues and propaganda buffs like Maté. The past few years must have been tough on them, what with having to back the actions of a two bits, second generation tyrant like Assad or a megalomaniac, czar-in-waiting imperialist and a war criminal like Putin.

    From the misguided support of post-WWII Stalin’s atrocious Soviet Imperialism, through Chomsky’s defense of Pol Pot (dismissing the emerging information about his atrocities as ‘Western’ propaganda, adding insult to injury when, after confronted with it in later years insisted that based on the information he had, he was right at the time), to Taibbi’s dismissal of the emerging information predicting a Russian full scale invasion of Ukraine in the beginning of 2022, the record of left-ish misinterpretation, misrepresentation and misunderstanding of global events is far from perfect, to say the least.

    Personally, I would think that repeating almost verbatim Russian propaganda talking points (both concerning Syrian war crimes as well as Russian imperialism) should at least have given the likes of Maté a pause, or reexamination of his (alt-)facts, or reevaluation of his (grossly politicized) opinions.

    But sympathy aside, I doubt history would be kind to fools like him, who have allowed their anti-liberal hateful creed cloud their judgment and their ability to distinguish fact from propagated, politicized fiction.

    1. If you take away all the unbacked ad hominem in this post, you’re left with nothing. Zero. Zilch. Zip.

      Please point out one story as reported on (or a Tweet) by Aaron Mate within which you can find factual errors and show your receipts.

      We won’t be holding our breath.

      1. @Tom

        “Please point out one story …”

        That’s easy! Simply open anything he ‘published’ on Assad or Putin. Then compare it to what the Russian propaganda is saying.

        For the record, “ad hominem” is a personal attack. My comment include many statements not even related to Maté (e.g., “Chomsky’s defense of Pol Pot”, “Taibbi’s dismissal of the emerging information predicting a Russian full scale invasion of Ukraine”, “anti-liberal hateful creed”, “The past few years must have been tough on them, what with having to back the actions of a two bits, second generation tyrant like Assad or a megalomaniac, czar-in-waiting imperialist and a war criminal like Putin” ).

        It would seem you need to re-learn the basics of logic before you flaunt your obvious ignorance. (Now THAT is an ad hominem, all be it well deserved…)

    2. You should consider reading Chomsky and Mate. You’ll find that your opinions were in error. That would require both the intellectual rigor in listening to those one opposes and contrition in reflecting on previously held specious opinions, attributes not particularly common in the human family. But perhaps you’re an outlier capable of mature reflection.

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