The reasons behind this are clear, Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury, said. Those victories should not be covered in the media because they could pose a risk for the other Democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton.
The same approach is used on covering foreign political events, Roberts claimed.
The Syrian Army and its allies backed by Russian airstrikes liberated the ancient city of Palmyra from Daesh. However, neither Washington nor London reacted to the news. Thus, major US media outlets took the news as something minor.
In fact, the Palmyra liberation has become one of the most important victories over the terrorists, Italian journalist Marcello Foa wrote for Il Giornale.
"One more victory over Daesh should be a piece of great news," he wrote.
Only a few outlets and broadcasters broke the silence, including The Independent and Russia Today, and several politicians, including London Mayor Boris Johnson.
"This proves how easily-manipulated state-funded media is. Thus, government can manipulate which events are covered by the media and which ones are ignored," the journalist concluded.