Syriagate: Western firm's advice for Syria proves ineffective in media war

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  1. pmaitra

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    Syriagate: Western firm's advice for Syria proves ineffective in media war

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    Source: Syriagate: Western firm's advice for Syria proves ineffective in media war — RT

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    I guess there's not much a PR firm can do when you have a stubborn and brutal client (the disproportionate force used and the killings early on + smart phones and internet were something that cannot be effectively neutralised by PR stunts especially if the latter is still stuck in the TV age). Besides, the political lines were drawn a long time ago in both Western capitals and their population and I doubt a PR firm can redraw it in just a matter of months. This PR firm should not have accepted this Mission Impossible in the first place. But I guess they got greedy, now they're doomed... :tsk:
     
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    Smart phone videos prove nothing, not after one fake incident was exposed. It happened one during Israel-Palestine conflict, and was later found out to be fake. See below:

     
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    What is important is the immediate reaction. Even if smart phone videos are later on proved to be fake the damage most probably by then has already been done on an international scale. But AFAIK there has not been instances when an independent party has declared some of the smart phones videos out of Syria to have been faked.
     
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