“One-sided News on Ukraine”: Open Letter to CBC on Its Defamation of Eva Bartlett

“One-sided News on Ukraine”: Open Letter to CBC on Its Defamation of Eva Bartlett

Global Research, July 12, 2022

On the morning of July 6th, the CBC crossed the line from merely putting out its usual one-sided news on Ukraine to a defamatory attack on independent journalists who report live from the Donbass.  While they named Americans John Mark Dougan and Patrick Lancaster, they reserved particular venom for the highly-respected Canadian Eva Bartlett.

The National News anchor Ian Hanomansing featured Justin Ling, a writer who has written hit pieces on journalists whose accounts counter state propaganda. They suggested that those who report the news about the Ukrainian conflict with any acknowledgement of Russia’s perspective must be in Russia’s pay or in some way controlled by Russia.

The implication that Eva Bartlett’s reporting is bought and paid for by Russia (made, incidentally, by those whose opinions seem to have been bought and paid for by Canadian taxpayers) is defamatory.  She has a well-earned reputation for courageous eyewitness in the most dangerous situations, including in Gaza when it was under devastating Israeli bombardment in 2008/9, in Syria (where she publicized western false flag attacks), as well as in Ukraine, where she showed the reality of the supposed “mass graves” in Maripol.

Implying that those who call out US responsibility for fomenting the Ukrainian conflict are Russian pawns is cover for those propagating western propaganda — propaganda that:

  • ignores the US-backed 2014 coup against the democratically- elected Ukrainian president;
  • ignores Zelensky’s landslide victory on the platform of making peace with Russia;
  • ignores the U.S. undermining of the Minsk Accords that would have enabled that peace;
  • ignores the Kiev government’s ongoing attacks on Donbass civilians [now with the use of new U.S. weaponry!] that have killed over 15,000 Ukrainians since 2014; and that
  • even ignores the now-public evidence that the US motive in training tens of thousands of Ukraine’s neo-Nazi soldiers for the last eight years was to prepare them for this proxy war that would weaken Russia and get rid of Putin.  (Note that Canada has also trained Ukraine’s neo-Nazi soldiers.)

Americans who have spoken out about the U.S. set-up of Russia for this conflict include:

  • Former Pentagon advisor Col. Douglas McGregor;
  • Former Virginia State Senator Col. Richard Black;
  • Professor John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago;
  • Former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and Wall Street Journal Editor Paul Craig Roberts;
  • Former CIA Russia specialist Ray McGovern;
  • Veteran of the CIA and State Department’s Office of Counter Terrorism Larry C. Johnson; and
  • Former U.S. Marine Corps intelligence officer and UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter.

The CBC owes Eva Bartlett and her colleagues a public apology for their defamation.

To make amends, it might present one of Eva Bartlett’s reports to show viewers a sample of honest reporting on this issue.

Sincerely,

Karin Brothers, Toronto

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