Of course, Western media (from Democracy Now to New York Times) have been quite disgusting in the coverage of Syria. There is a rigid line and not one medium is allowed to deviate from. They all sing the same tune. You can't distinguish between them. Eva Bartlett rightly criticizes those media but she concludes by sounding like an apologist of the Syrian regime when she says that her evidence of public support for Bashshar in Syria is...the elections. Let me state this: Ba`thists (in Syria and Iraq) never once held a free elections. Free elections and Ba`thism don't go together.