CNN footage with a bizzare scene of sniffing backpack to prove the April 7 Douma chemical attack has triggered jitters in the social media serving as another example of “objective coverage” of the Syrian conflict by the mainstream media.
On April 15, the CNN released a video showed their reporter Arwa Damon’s visit to alleged victims of the Douma chemical weapons attack.
…and Damon sniffed their belongings to prove the chemical weapons use:
“The smell is still quite strong, maybe these were the things they weren’t able to wash”.
The situation has risen a question, why the woman decided to inbreathe possibly “dangerous substances.” Besides, later the reporter pointed that the chemical agent had been odorless and could not be detected by smelling objects.
It remains unclear, why the journalist had apparently no concerns about inhaling substances used in a chemical weapons attack.
Damon finished her report stressing, that the air strikes launched on Syria were not enough and that more intervention had been necessary.