Syria debate on Hezbollah TV turns soggy

Political debate between pro, anti-Assad regime figures on Al-Manar show nearly turns violent

A heated debate between two guests on a political program aired by Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV stations ended with one throwing water in the other's face. The topic which got them so agitated was the escalating crisis in Syria.


What started as a discussion between Salem Zahrani, who heads a Lebanese media center and is known for his supportive stances for President Bashar Assad, and Asaad Bshara, who opposes the government in Damascus, tuned into a shouting match within seconds.


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Zahrani accused Arab television stations of receiving foreign funding and airing biased reports against the Syrian regime; while Bshara accused him of "buying into" the pro-Assad media's lies.



According to the Lebanon Daily Star, Zahrani then accused Bshara of collaborating with Israel, and called him "an idiot."


According to the report, Bshara responded with a string of expletives; to which Zahrani responded by throwing throw two glasses of water that were on the table at him.


Al-Manaer quickly pulled the show off the air.


The show resumed several moments later, with both men apologizing to the audience.



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פרסום ראשון: 02.09.13, 21:27
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