@oxmox - Western Journalists go to Syria all the time - they are just very careful about advertising their presence because Assad's militias kill any they find (long list here (some killed by rebels - most by Govt forces) - not complete as several westerners have been kidnapped by Assad militia and their location/state of health is unknown: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...rian_civil_war). So you hear about reports from "sources" not "our eyewitness reporter" because the reporter wants to keep his eyes safe and not have them gouged out which seems to be the signature punishment dished out by Assad's henchmen.
Looking through the zionist, NWO controlled western media (lol) you will see many recent eye witness video reports. One I remember recently showed very clearly Assad's helicopters dropping 45gal barrels filled with TNT on homes filled with refugees. So try the "people in London/New York are terribly uninformed by their western media" yet again, it never gets old.