The idiotic media version of ISIS: are we losing our critical thinking?

OffGuardian

by BlackCatte

Does anyone remember the bizarre stories that began circulating in the mainstream press in the summer of 2014 and into early 2015, alleging that certain of ISIS’ infamous snuff videos had been faked? The following appeared in that bastion of the official narrative,the Times August 25:

Foley video with Briton was staged, experts say

The video of a British jihadist beheading an American hostage was probably staged, with the actual murder taking place off-camera, according to forensic analysis.

Footage of James Foley’s death at the hands of a man with a London accent provided a powerful propaganda tool for Islamic State — formerly Isis — when it was uploaded on to the internet and broadcast around the world last week.

Now it has emerged the Briton might be a frontman and not the killer…

(The Briton in question was of course the infamous “jihadi John”, whose alleged identity…

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