Why did you use an article from 2012 to make your point about what is going on now? If you are right, you discredited yourself from the jump. I have no idea what to believe but the media is corporate. The non-profits are reporting the war pretty horrific as well and similar to the corporates. Democracy NOW, NPR, and others have no cash to gain by creating web traffic in the same way as CNN. Why are their reports the same as CNN and MSNBC? Who is telling the truth and who is lying. Assad was a dog before the war, so that is one fact we need not dispute. But what is the truth?