One America News Network Says ‘No Evidence’ of Syrian Chemical Attack After Getting Regime-Led Tour


One America News Network, an upstart conservative cable news network with a penchant for rampant conspiracy disguised as genuine news (Jack Posobiec, of Pizzagate fame, is a correspondent) dispatched a reporter to Syria this week.

OANN’s Pearson Sharp was taken on a tour of Douma, the suburb where Bashar al-Assad’s regime allegedly launched a chemical weapons attack that left dozens dead and hundreds injured.

The U.S. concluded Assad’s regime was behind the attack, and that chemical weapons were used — and President Donald Trump used the attack as a justification for last week’s airstrike in Syria.

But Sharp was in Syria to investigate: taken on a tour of Douma by Syrian officials, the reporter spoke with a number of Syrians who reassured him that Assad — who they love — was definitely not behind the attack,.

“We want to announce that One America News has an exclusive discovery,” Sharp announced. “We were brought in with a government escort.”

He explained: “We were brought to one of the neighborhoods close to where the attack happened. I spoke with a number of residents there, probably about 10 residents in that neighborhood…not one of the people that I spoke to in that neighborhood said that they had seen anything or heard anything about a chemical attack on that day.”

Sharp went on to explain how his escorts showed him the “rebel headquarters” of Jaish al-Islam, the group that previously held control of Douma, with “entire rooms filled with mortars.”

“It’s very shocking to see how much weaponry the terrorists had piled up in that area.”

Sharp went on to note that he spoke a 30-40 “random people” in another town and “consistently, not one person in the entire town that we talked to said that they had seen or heard anything about a chemical attack.”

He continued that “all” the residents said that the attack was “staged” by the rebels.

“They loved Bashar al-Assad,” Sharp added. “They thought he was great.”

A number of commentators reacted to OANN’s absurd segment on Twitter:

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