Following the Guardian newspaper’s hit-piece attacking 21st Century Wire this week, a number of sober analysts have stepped forward to explain how The Guardian is acting as gatekeeper in a vain attempt to steer public opinion on the UK government’s biggest ‘civil society’ project in Syria. According to The Guardian, everything is a “Russian-backed conspiracy” if it doesn’t fit the official government narrative.

Going Underground host Afshin Rattansi and news analyst Lembit Öpik talk about how in the world of mainstream media – there is no room for counter-narratives to the government’s official party line.