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Sat Aug 31, 2013, 01:48 PM

19. The Examiner is not the source for this!

 

It's a pub called Mint Press News. Currently the article page is down due to traffic but you can see the front page with a blurb for the article explaining that the report on the scene is Yahya Ababneh collaborating with Dale Gavlak (who also writes for AP) in Jordan.

http://www.mintpressnews.com/

EXCLUSIVE: Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack

By Dale Gavlak and Yahya Ababneh

Clarification: Dale Gavlak assisted in the research and writing process of this article, but was not on the ground in Syria. Reporter Yahya Ababneh, with whom the report was written in collaboration, was the correspondent on the ground in Ghouta who spoke directly with the rebels, their family members, victims of the chemical weapons attacks and local residents.

Gavlak is a MintPress News Middle East correspondent who has been freelancing for the AP as a Amman, Jordan correspondent for nearly a decade. This report is not an Associated Press article; rather it is exclusive to MintPress News.

Ghouta, Syria As the machinery for a U.S.-led


It's important to always find the original published news story (or the primary source in cases where one is original) and not just use a link from whatever other site re-publishes it. In this case, linking to The Examiner allows for distraction through an irrelevant discussion about The Examiner's unreliability.

As for MintPress, doesn't seem so bad, but here too, the relevant sourcing (as they make clear, wishing to have their own asses covered) is that the source is Yahia Ababneh in Damascus reporting via Dale Gavlak.

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