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Special Report | US Media Ignoring and Applauding War on Venezuela

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  • Part 1: Venezuela in the US Press
  • Interviews with Chesa Boudin, Dan Beeton, Laura Carlsen, Mark Weisbrot, Miguel TinkerSalas, and Alfredo Lopez
  • Part 2: US Media Ignore—and Applaud—Economic War on Venezuela
  • The US media chorus (is) whitewashing the ways in which the US has strangled the Venezuelan economy.
  • Related: Special Report |Venezuala: Violence, Propaganda, Ravenous Wolves Invading in Sheep's Clothing

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest


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Part 1: Venezuela in the US Press

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/ Mural, Maracaibo. Venezuela (detail) (cc photo: RJCastillo/Wikimedia)

Interviews with Chesa Boudin, Dan Beeton, Laura Carlsen, Mark Weisbrot, Miguel Tinker Salas and Alfredo Lopez

CounterSpin, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)

March 8, 2019 | This week on CounterSpin: International opinion largely opposes Donald Trump’s current and threatened intervention in Venezuela, but that’s not the impression you get US corporate news media, who appear to be all-in with Trump’s push for the ouster of democratically elected President Nicolás Maduro. (As far as we know, these media still firmly oppose any election meddling in this country, especially by Donald Trump.) In reality, 75 percent of the world’s countries reject the US anointing of Juan Guaidó—whom most Venezuelans hadn’t heard of when Trump declared him their leader. And the UN has formally condemned US sanctions on Venezuela, which a special rapporteur compared to a “medieval siege.”

Corporate media’s fealty to the idea that the United States has the right if not the duty to overthrow other countries’ leadership to suit our—some of our—interests doesn’t begin and end with Venezuela. But the history of coverage of the country is especially illustrative of what it looks like when elite media work strenuously to maintain the storyline on an “official enemy.”

CounterSpin is a production of Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), the national progressive media watchdog group, challenging corporate media bias, spin and misinformation.

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Part 2: US Media Ignore—and Applaud—Economic War on Venezuela

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  • The US media chorus supporting a US overthrow of the Venezuelan government has for years pointed to the country’s economic crisis as a justification forregimechange, while whitewashing the ways in which the US has strangled the Venezuelan economy.
  • Call this elision what it is: war propaganda.

/ Gregory Shupak, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)

February 6,2019 | The US media chorus supporting a US overthrow of the Venezuelan government has for years pointed to the country’s economic crisis as a justification for regime change, while whitewashing the ways in which the US has strangled the Venezuelan economy  (FAIR.org, 3/22/18).




A UN rapporteur declares that “sanctions kill” (Independent, 1/26/19)—but few in Western media are listening to his message.



Sister Eugenia Russian, president of Fundalatin, a Venezuelan human rights NGO that was established in 1978 and has special consultative status at the UN, told the Independent (1/26/19):

"In contact with the popular communities, we consider that one of the fundamental causes of the economic crisis in the country is the effect [of] the unilateral coercive sanctions that are applied in the economy, especially by the government of the United States."

https://fair.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Gregory-Shupak.jpgGregory Shupak teaches media studies at the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto. His book, The Wrong Story: Palestine,Israeland the Media, is published by OR Books.

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Related:

Special Report |Venezuala: Violence, Propaganda, Ravenous Wolves Invading in Sheep's Clothing, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Part 1: Venezuela Coup Attempt Proves that Capitalism is a Cancer that Survives Through Violence and Propaganda
As we hope for these factors to restrain the American empire, let’s work to end the capitalist system that let this empire come into existence in the first place.
Part 2: Venezuela
,USAIDand European Charity: Ravenous Wolves Invading in Sheep’s Clothing
Our government should spend less time lecturing other countries and take care of the army of homeless veterans who are stacking up in cities across America.
Related: 'No War on Venezuela' actions take place in over 100 cities — next up March 16th!


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