For much of the U.S.’s long war in Vietnam the mainstream news media obediently reported the official propaganda that the war was necessary and going well. Only when the truth became blatantly obvious did the news media start covering it more thoughtfully and accurately.
Mainstream news media obediently promoted the propaganda that the older George H.W. Bush and the younger George W. Bush promoted in order to justify their wars against Iraq.
The same pattern happens over and over, and this pattern is persisting in support of Trump’s utterly unjustifiable efforts to overthrow Venezuela’s democracy by severe economic disruption and/or coup and/or military violence.
An excellent fact-checking source regarding public policy in the U.S. is a non-profit organization I’ve financially supported for decades. Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (www.fair.org) exposes the pro-establishment bias in mainstream news reporting.
On May 7, 2019, they posted Dave Lindorff’s report about the failed coup in Venezuela: https://fair.org/home/failed-coup-a-fake-corporate-news-story-designed-to-trick-venezuelan-soldiers-and-us-public/?awt_l=H2tV4&awt_m=i0ap_rf.8IR._TQ
On May 1, 2019, Common Dreams (www.commondreams.org) also reported Dave Lindorff’s report: https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/05/01/its-looking-another-failed-coup-attempt-us-and-its-puppet-guaido-venezuela?cd-origin=rss&utm_term=It%5Cu2019s%20Looking%20Like%20Another%20Failed%20Coup%20Attempt%20by%20the%20US%20and%20Its%20Puppet%20Guaid%5Cu00F3%20in%20Venezuela&utm_campaign=Daily%20Newsletter%20-%20During%20Fundraiser%20-%20WITH%20Fundraising%20Message&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email&cm_mmc=Act-On%20Software-_-email-_-%27Activism%20Works%27%3A%20UK%20Parliament%20Makes%20History%20in%20Declaring%20Climate%20Emergency%20%7C%20News%20%2526%20Views-_-It%5Cu2019s%20Looking%20Like%20Another%20Failed%20Coup%20Attempt%20by%20the%20US%20and%20Its%20Puppet%20Guaid%5Cu00F3%20in%20Venezuela
On April 30, 2019, Common Dreams also reportted that zero percent of elite commentators oppose overthrowing Venezuela’s democracy. See this article: https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/04/30/zero-percent-elite-commentators-oppose-regime-change-venezuela
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