On the news itself:
Do you really think, with all the efforts the US does worldwide to root out AQ safehavens (Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan), they would actually support AQ in establishing a new base in Syria? Although Assad is a criminal butcher like Ghaddaffi, there is no way in hell, the US or the rest of "the West" would actually consider to use AQ as a tool to topple him. It may happen that some AQ fighters disguised as "regular" freedom fighters receive money or support, but I really doubt that something like this happens on a larger, intentional scale.
Just look at how a few AQ guys fighting for the NTC in Libya made the news. I recall a ton of BS sensationalist headlines about how "Is the NATO supporting AQ?!". It's just not true.
If there is a benefit to support AQ they would do it.
Even the so called "alternative media" like Antiwar have their own agendas.
Our job as consumers is to filter out the propaganda.
My opinion as a media consumer however is, that RT is closer to truth than western mainstream media.
When Julian Assange will have his very own Let's-all-bash-the-USA TV show hosted by Russia Today, it will be close to the truth?
How ironic that such a statement is coming from a person who seriously thinks "RT is closer to truth than western mainstream media."Our job as consumers is to filter out the propaganda.
Maybe Ze Evil West (tm) should own and fund a dedicated TV channel, just as it is the case with RT. "The West Today" or "TWT" would be a fitting name. Non-stop news coverage and interpretation of Russian-related topics, strictly aimed at the Russian-speaking community.