CNN’s attempt to refute claims that dubious activist Danny Dayem, known as ‘Syria Danny’, was caught staging sounds of gunfire during a recent interview with the network only resulted in further embarrassment, when Dayem admitted that the suspect video “should have been deleted,” presumably to hide the evidence of his propaganda stunt.
Following exposé which documented how Dayem, who has become the establishment media’s poster child for a military invasion of Syria, had ordered staged gunfire sounds to be made off camera during an interview, CNN’s Anderson Cooper invited him to engage in damage control.
During the interview with Cooper, Dayem only succeeds in virtually admitting the fact that the video is suspect. Asked how the footage was leaked, Dayem starts to say ‘we should have deleted it’ before hastily stating, “this has all been deleted.”
“I don’t know how they got it, this is all private, we should have, this has all been deleted, we have to delete all this stuff,” said Dayem.
Why Dayem is so insistent that the footage should be deleted, unless it contains something incriminating, is not explained. The interview from the footage has already been broadcast globally by CNN, so why the need to delete the rest of the footage?
Perhaps because Dayem finds it hard to explain why he tells someone off camera during the clip, “Did you tell him to get the gunfire ready?”
This quote is not even addressed during Dayem’s interview with Cooper.
Furthermore, on his official Twitter feed, Dayem claims a different excuse to explain away him being rumbled as staging the gunfire.
“This was camera tricks by the Assad regime helped by Russians,” claims Dayem, citing no actual evidence.
Dayem then states that he wants to join the Free Syria Army, which is being aided by the same Al-Qaeda terrorists who helped NATO overthrow Gaddafi in Libya, in order to “protect my country”.
How that squares with Dayem’s previous calls for the United States and NATO to launch “an attack, an army attack, a no fly zone, that the UN hit all our air bases,” is anyone’s guess.
Cooper tries to justify the fact that CNN has displayed brazen bias towards the Syrian opposition forces in constantly broadcasting dubious You Tube videos claiming atrocities by the regime, by explaining that Assad’s government will not allow journalists to enter Syria.
However, when independent Arab League observers did enter Syria, their subsequent report confirming the fact that there is indiscriminate violence on both sides of the conflict was universally ignored by CNN and the establishment media as a whole, who have heavily promoted the false narrative that only Assad’s forces are responsible for the bloodshed.