I certainly can't demonstrate intent here, but observe the disparity in the number of people each news source says turned out at the recent pro-Syria rally in Beirut:
CNN: "Tens of thousands of pro-Syrian protesters"
BBC: "Hundreds of thousands gather in Lebanon's capital to support Syria"
Corriere de la Sera (Italy): "Beirut, un milione in piazza con gli Hezbollah" (Beirut, a million in the plaza are with Hizb'allah)
Funny thing is, if you plot those numbers on a graph (X axis), along with the relative support for Syria getting out of Lebanon (Y axis), you get a very straight line...
Of course, Foxnews.com reports 500,000, so maybe the trend isn't quite so clear?