Host Rania Khalek, along with journalists Max Blumenthal and Anya Parampil, were condemned for traveling to Damascus, Syria, to report on recent developments in the country.
Both Rania and Max have been targeted before by these individuals who have forced or attempted to force the cancellation of their speaking events. They have rendered them toxic to publishers so their journalism does not reach a wider audience.
Previously, on "Unauthorized Disclosure" we've talked about this relentless unending campaign that Rania must confront.
Rania responded, "All the bullying and intimidation is meant to stifle attempts at reporting the reality of the government areas where the overwhelming majority of Syrians live. If Americans saw the reality, the regime change narrative would collapse right away.”
This is a 37-minute segment where host Kevin Gosztola leads listeners through what unfolded.
It includes comments from Rania, but she was unable to participate in the production of this segment because she is busy producing videos and interviews that feature what she learned from her recent trip. Oh, and she's working to make sure this faction does not succeed in shutting her down.
Kevin goes through his article that documents who attacked Rania and Max and why their attacks have no merit. It synthesizes various streams from Twitter that reflect the meltdown.
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