3-time Emmy Award Winning Journalist Amber Lyon Exposes CNN Cover-Up & Propaganda on Bahrain

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3-time Emmy Award Winning Journalist Amber Lyon Exposes CNN Cover-Up & Propaganda on Bahrain

By | 2018-01-30T14:58:40+00:00 September 11th, 2012|Censorship, Cover ups, Fake News, Media Control, Propaganda|0 Comments


Amber Lyon, a 3-time CNN Emmy Award Winning Journalist exposes CNN cover-up & propaganda on Bahrain after CNN refused to air the Nick Robertson report with Muhammed Al Zawahiri (brother of Ayman Al Zawahiri) that clearly shows the Egyptian uprising was 100% in response to his call for protests for release of the Blind sheik. CNN aired a false narrative and sold it to the American people, because the truth completely contradicted President Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s assertions. She also reveals that “CNN is paid by foreign and domestic  Government agencies for specific content as well as reporting on some events, and not reporting on others.   The Obama Administration pays CNN for content control.”

The Nick Robertson CNN report was filmed on 9/11/12, yes the exact morning of the Cairo embassy protest, and, by coincidence, it would have aired at the exact moment Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama began attributing the Egyptian embassy protest to a “U-Tube Video”.   A U-Tube Video the U.S. Cairo embassy itself was unaware of until 9/9/12. The same YouTube video that they blamed the planned attack on Benghazi to cover their weapons transfer to Al Qaeda.

CNN’s refusal to air the real reasoning for the Egyptian Embassy protest turned assault was intentional protection of President Obama, specifically orchestrated by the CNN News group, at the behest of the White House.   Specific, intentional, lying.

Apparently they have a history of this no-one knew about.

Amber Lyon says she was ordered to report fake stories, delete unfriendly stories adverse to the Obama administration (like the Nick Robertson report), and construct stories in specific manners while working for the left-wing network.

Additionally CNN and CNN International are also paid by foreign governments to avoid stories that are damaging, and construct narratives that show them in a better, albeit false, light.

Amber Lyon is a three-time Emmy winning investigative journalist and photographer. She accuses CNN of being “fake news.”

Back in March 2011, CNN sent a four person team to Bahrain to cover the Arab Spring. Once there, the crew was the subject of extreme intimidation amongst other things, but they were able to record some fantastic footage. As Glenn Greenwald of the UK’s Guardian writes in his blockbuster article from September 4th 2012:

In the segment, Lyon interviewed activists as they explicitly described their torture at the hands of government forces, while family members recounted their relatives’ abrupt disappearances. She spoke with government officials justifying the imprisonment of activists. And the segment featured harrowing video footage of regime forces shooting unarmed demonstrators, along with the mass arrests of peaceful protesters. In sum, the early 2011 CNN segment on Bahrain presented one of the starkest reports to date of the brutal repression embraced by the US-backed regime.

Despite these accolades, and despite the dangers their own journalists and their sources endured to produce it, CNN International (CNNi) never broadcast the documentary. Even in the face of numerous inquiries and complaints from their own employees inside CNN, it continued to refuse to broadcast the program or even provide any explanation for the decision. To date, this documentary has never aired on CNNi.

amber-lyon-cnnHaving just returned from Bahrain, Lyon says she “saw first-hand that these regime claims were lies, and I couldn’t believe CNN was making me put what I knew to be government lies into my reporting.”

Here is a segment of the Bahrain report that Amber Lyon and her team put together.  CNNi refused to allow it to air because the Bahrain Government had paid them not to show it.

When Amber Lyon recognized the extent of the reasoning, she challenged CNN. CNN told her to be quiet, and began to view her as a risk.   She knew, and found out, too much.

Amber is now trying to tell the story, the real story, of what is going on behind the closed doors of US Media entities. Amber has created her own website, and additionally as noted in the Guardian Article she is trying to share the truth of the deceptions.

What Amber Lyon describes is exactly the reason why CNN never aired the Nick Robertson interview with Muhammed Al Zawahiri in Egypt.



peace-love-and-peppersprayPeace, Love, and Pepper Spray, a new coffee table book by Emmy Award-winning journalist and photographer Amber Lyon, chronicles modern protesting in America with more than 200 photographs of activists at the heart of recent protests across the country.

The book’s 12 chapters and individual activist profiles cover an array of recent protests with a focus on immigrant rights, Anonymous, women’s right to go topless, the Chicago Teacher’s Strike, online protest, attacks on press freedom, home foreclosure barricades, Keystone XL Pipeline demonstrations, Chicago NATO protests, Trayvon Martin, Anaheim police brutality and many, many more…

As Lyon traveled the country to photograph, she was shot at by police in Anaheim, crushed underneath a crowd of police batons in Chicago, and forced to inhale pepper spray more times than she can count.

“Whether you care about economic and social justice, the growing surveillance state,militarization of U.S. police, or equality when it comes to topless sunbathing, the beauty of protests is that anyone can do it – all it takes is a little passion,” says Lyon.  “I only hope that the threat of pepper spray will never prevail over the voice of the American people.”

Amber Lyon is a three-time Emmy Award- winning author, journalist, filmmaker, and photographer obsessed with hackers, human and animal rights, and revolutions. She is the founder of the investigative news site Muckraker.com.

Amber joined CNN in June 2010.  She was the only reporter to broadcast live while scuba diving in a HAZMAT suit from beneath the oil spill in order to connect viewers with what was happening beneath the BP disaster. Her reporting contributed to CNN winning a Peabody Award for coverage of the spill.

Lyon has reported extensively on domestic child sex trafficking. In 2010, She investigated the sex trafficking of domestic minors on the online classified site, Craigslist. Days after her report aired on CNN, 17 state Attorneys General quoted findings from Lyon’s report in a letter to Craigslist demanding the closure of their Adult Services section. Less than a month after the CNN investigation aired, Craigslist shut down their Adult Services section in the U.S. and has since closed the section worldwide. Lyon was honored with a prestigious Gracie Award for women in media and a nominated as a finalist for a Livingston Award for Young Journalists. Lyon also reported for and co-produced a documentary on child sex trafficking entitled “Selling the Girl Next Door”.

Lyon has a passion for exposing human rights violations against protesters during revolutions.  For her documentary, ‘iRevolution’, she examines social media’s critical role in galvanizing the revolutions and exposing human rights abuse in Egypt, Tunisia, and Bahrain. ‘iRevolution’ won a 2012 New York Festivals International Television and Film Gold World Medal Award and Lyon was nominated as a Livingston Award Finalist for the documentary. Watch Interview

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