WGSPM – timeline of hostile media coverage

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Whitaker, Brian (2018 Feb 24) al-bab.com  https://al-bab.com/blog/2018/02/syrian-conflicts-anti-propaganda-propagandists

Whitaker, Brian (2018 Mar 18) al-bab.com https://al-bab.com/blog/2018/03/propaganda-professors-switch-focus-syria-britain-and-russia

Whitaker, Brian (2018 Mar 19) al-bab.com https://al-bab.com/blog/2018/03/911-truther-joins-syria-propaganda-research-group

York, Chris (2018 April 12) This Professor Teaches Journalism At A Top UK University. He’s Also A 9/11 Truther. Huffington Post

Georgie Keate, Dominic Kennedy, Krystina Shveda, Deborah Haynes (2018 April 14) Apologists for Assad working in British universities, The Times (note that Deborah Haynes, despite the byline, has stated she is not responsible for any part of this article)

Leader Comment (2018 April 14) The Times (Oliver Kamm has repeatedly and proudly reminded his Twitter followers of this leader comment.)

(Wikipedia)

Robinson, Matthew (2018 April 16) UK academics accused of ‘spreading pro-Assad conspiracy theories’ CONDEMN Syria airstrikes, Express

Tankred, Alastair (2018 April 14) High-ranking UK academics are accused of ‘spreading pro-Assad and Russian conspiracy theories around British universities’, Mail Online

York, Chris (2018 April 19) ‘Whitewashing War Crimes’: How UK Academics Promote Pro-Assad Conspiracy Theories About Syria, Huffington Post

York, Chris and Somerville, Ewan (2019 April 17) Professor Piers Robinson Leaves Sheffield Uni Post After Accusations Of Promoting Conspiracy Theories, Huffington Post

York, Chris (2018 April 24) Pro-Assad Academics Blame Criticism On Conspiracy, Huffington Post

Ahmad, Muhammad Idrees (2018 April 26) Syria: on academic freedom and responsibility, openDemocracy

York, Chris (2019 February 28) A UK Thinktank That Examines Propaganda Just Recruited A Pro-Russian Propagandist, Huffington Post

Somerville, Ewan (2019 April 18) Sheffield University ‘conspiracy theory’ professor quits, Forge

Somerville, Ewan (2019 May 6) [a plan to do to me what he had previously done to Piers Robinson involved violations of professional, ethical and legal codes, so fortunately his smear piece was spiked by Huffington Post] See my mention of this in A Syrian Student Writes…

Hoffman, Noa (2019 September) Syrian students ‘put off’ attending UoE by lecturer accused of spreading pro-Assad propaganda, The Tab

York, Chris (2019 September 23) [a planned hitpiece in Huffington Post was spiked following my challenge to York’s journalistic ethics]

etc.

York, Chris (2020 January 29) The ‘Useful Idiots’: How These British Academics Helped Russia Deny War Crimes At The UN, Huffington Post

Martin, Henry (2020 January 30) Did British academics help Russia deny war crimes at the UN? Kremlin cites ‘conspiracy theorist’ university lecturers in attempts to cover up atrocities in Syria, Daily Mail

Kennedy, Dominic (2020 April 11) British academics sharing coronavirus conspiracy theories online, The Times

Kennedy, Dominic (2020 June 13) Conspiracy theories spread by academics with university help, The Times

(Dominic Kennedy has repeatedly declined to answer questions about the inclusion of his name in documentation from the information operation “Integrity Initiative“. He and other persistent smearers, like Chris York, have also failed to see that calling people ‘conspiracy theorists’ merely demonstrates a lack of any reasoned deliberation to offer.)

[Responses by others to York:

Nobody Sets Out To Become A War Propagandist. It Just Sort Of Happens

HuffPost UK editor works with gov’t censorship program while smearing anti-war scholars as tools of Russia

Interference by journalists on sovereign opinions of professors, academics, and independent researchers, comprise infringements to Art 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights