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The Times Declares: Stop Asking Questions on Syria!

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The morning after the US-led airstrikes on Syria, The Times devoted its front page to an attack on academics who had questioned the rationale for the bombing. The headline article - ‘Apologists for Assad working in British universities' - was accompanied by a two-page spread claiming that the academic Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media was trying to ‘shut down debate'. For good measure, The Times also denounced the Working Group as ‘Assad's Useful Idiots' in its editorial column.
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