A tale of two headlines
As the Syrian army continues to drive into the "moderate rebel" stronghold of East Aleppo, responsible western news outlets have been faced with the daunting, seemingly impossible task of turning the liberation of tens of thousands of civilians into a dark day for humanity.
Even the reliably shameless BBC suffered from a temporary but serious lapse in editorial judgment, as Aleppo civilians rushed to areas of the city controlled by the Syrian army:
— Lina Arabi (@LinaArabii)November 28, 2016
For the doubters, we're afraid this is not the work of a Russian Photoshop troll:
Geez, why would Aleppo civilians "into" Syrian government-controlled areas, anyway? Let's ask some Aleppo civilians:
Civilians fleeing East Aleppo:
"Rebels used us as human shields"pic.twitter.com/JotYwWXxx1— Robin Monotti (@robinmonotti)November 29, 2016
Just remember, BBC:
When slitting your wrists, it's "down the highway, not across the road."
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