Sputnik News is wholly owned by Russia & not an unbiased source of news about Russia or Syria

Sputnik News, wholly owned by the Russian government, seems to be Assadist’s chief go-to source for information about Assad & Russian military operations in Syria. It should certainly be read among a number of other sources. But to make it ones primary & most trusted source is politically questionable, not unlike only reading the NY Times or Guardian-UK.

Isn’t it possible to find other media sources not bankrolled by the Kremlin to confirm Sputnik reports? Activists should work less with conspiracy theories & mobilize more of their skeptical skills..