More about the propaganda at least on the US side. First, the Western media almost never cites which group controls an area when reporting about Russian airstrikes. I have to search to find exactly who controlled the area being bombed. Not in this case. For example, NYTimes made it clear that the bombs hit an IS-controlled village. "Activists: Airstrikes on IS-Held Villages in Syria Kill 56."
The Times in good fashion warns that readers should suspect information about the bombings:
Conflicting numbers in the aftermath of attacks are not uncommon in Syria. There were also conflicting reports on where the civilians were killed, with some groups reporting that a school housing refugees was hit and others saying that people were struck as they fled the violence.
At least some of the articles I read, reports of Russian bombing savagery are always take to be true as reported. If the reader didn't get the point the first time, the article repeats the same doubts again later in the article.
The reports and the disparate casualty tolls could not be independently confirmed because the area is inaccessible to independent media. There was no immediate comment from Washington.
Of course the bombing is a "mistake", while Russian bombs are deliberately aimed at children, hospitals, and new born kittens.
This is not to make light of the horrible incident, but to point out the pap a major, media outlet feeds to Americans in supporting a pro-war agenda (by maybe the most recognized media outlet in the United States.) And not just a pro-war agenda pushed by Democrats, but as we saw with Judy Miller, a pro-war agenda pushed by republicans.