U.S.’s mainstream news media parrot Trump’s propaganda against Venezuela

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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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org