AUGUST 3, 2012 – FIFTH POSTING – RICHARD ENGEL, DYSLEXIC NBC REPORTER IS FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF DANNY ABDEL-DAYEM, ARWA DAMON AND NADA BAKRI.
For the last two weeks, the Qatari regime has been filling Richard Engel’s coffers in Liechtenstein with lots of ready cash. He has not failed them. In the tradition of some of the journalism world’s most eminent Cagliostros, Mr. Engel has proved himself worthy of every plaudit available for the unscrupulous way he is delivering doctored information.
Unlike Danny Abdel-Dayem, now relegated to a comfortable oblivion playing backgammon with Rami Abdel-Rahman in Coventry, he does not claim to be anywhere. At least Abdel-Dayem pretended to be in Homs ducking false artillery shells while displaying innocent looking, but horrified, Bulgarian children.
Even this picture gives no hint of location unless you were raised as a child here. This photo is believed to have been taken on the back lot of Warner Brothers during the making of a Steven Seagal movie.
Judging by the luck of other journalists, Mr. Engel may yet receive a martyr’s death. It has been proven that the FSA is keen on killing Western reporters and blaming it on Syria’s army or militias. But the Turks have seen through all this and keep Mr. Engel cozy in Gaziantep or Antakya for his own good. Not that he wants to cover anything firsthand, but, just in case some hirsute hayseed from Idlib wants to garner some points with the local warlord, he must remain in front of a wall while filming and claiming to be “SOMEWHERE IN NORTHERN SYRIA.”
To demonstrate his ineptitude, he touted three days ago a report that the “rebels” (read: Islamist traitor terrorists) has obtained anti-aircraft missiles. He showed a stock photo of RPGs to demonstrate the truth of his lies. This weasel would be normally fired, but I understand he has a continuing offer to work for Prince Fatso and Madame Banana at Al-Jazeera in English.
In one of his many famous photos proving he was everywhere but Syria, Danny is seen here being massaged lovingly by his Portuguese maid, Silvana and her daughter, Taudria, at the Shepperton Studios near London. Come back, Danny, we miss your lies.
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