Syrian rebel groupies in the US expressed disappointment with Democracy Now because it hosted Bassam Haddad. Syrian rebel groupies basically said that they have been used to Democracy Now being their propaganda outlet and were upset that Bassam Haddad was invited. Of course, Bassam is very critical of the Syrian regime and holds the regime responsible for much of the bloodshed but that is not enough for Syrian rebel groupies. For Syrian rebel groupies, one is Shabbih and a regime stooge if one is not 100% with the rebels and if one offers any criticisms of the rebels. This is like Zionist tactics: if one does not support Israeli occupation and war crimes, one is an anti-Semite. All similarities of tactics and intimidation are purely accidental--of course.