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UNable To Be On Record, Mean Girl Charbonneau & Twitchy Tim Troll

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, September 12 -- While the daytime at the UN on Thursday concerned France's Agence France Presse- and Reuters-enabled attempt to hijack and spin the forthcoming Sellstrom report on chemical weapons on Syria, the named trolls continued their anonymous work under assumed names.

  On September 9, Reuters' Louis "Mean Girl" Charbonneau and AFP's "Twitchy" Tim Witcher were exposed for having tried to get the investigative Press thrown out of the UN, and for passive-aggressive shenanigans since.

  Rather than respond on the record, they poured in comments under false names, as they did in March. But for what?

  Both are tools of France on the issue of Rwanda and the DRC. And so they pitch to MediaBistro the idea that because MONUSCO -- pre Kobler, mind you -- decided to denounce an Inner City Press story since proved even the Group of Experts report (of which Inner City Press exclusively published the full text, as credited by the BBC), this helps their anonymous cause. It is laughable.

  Tim Witcher of AFP is a scribe who filed a complaint with UN Security leading with the way Inner City Press asked a question to Frenchman Herve Ladsous. According to documents obtained from Voice of America's Broadcasting Board of Governors, his AFP office fully supported trying to get Inner City Press thrown out of the UN. VOA letter here, document on AFP here.

Tim Witcher at UN: ready to complain for Ladsous?

Louis Charbonnneau is a troll who spied for the UN, handing them an internal UN Correspondents Association document three minutes after promising not to do so. Story here, audio here, document here.

Lou "Mean Girl" Charbonneau handing what to Ban?

  Neither was seen at the evening's UN scene at the Norwegian consul general's -- rather, only UNCA 2013 president Pamela Falk of CBS was there, leaving even before Geir Pedersen spoke.

  Falk has time to ask inane questions she never writes about, but not to clean up UNCA trolling house. It's sad, really. Big media that can't even speak in its own name, merely pass-throughs for the French and UK government? And, in the case of Charbonneau of Reuters, spying for the UN? Watch this site.


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