Having a long history of selling propagandized language from Washington to send the nation to war, the U.S. “Saddam Hussein Has Weapons of Mass Destruction” media is once again loudly beating the war drums.
While the Media Research Center reports that 91 percent of American news reporting on the Trump Presidency has been negative, in an about face, whatever the warmongers say about Venezuela, is now reported as solid fact and pure truth.
As noted, the “We Love War” U.S. media ignores the fact that it was Washington that blocked efforts to send a United Nations team to Venezuela to monitor the presidential elections and that several nations sent teams to observe the elections and concluded they were “fair, free and fully transparent.”
In public addresses, press releases, news talk shows – and from late night clowns and comics who have been elevated to statesmen level in a dumbed down society – the media repeat over and over the buzzwords fed to them by Washington that the Venezuelan elections were: “rigged,” fraudulent,” “illegitimate.”
- “After banning opposition candidates, ballot box stuffing and counting irregularities in a deeply flawed election it is clear Nicolas Maduro is not the legitimate leader of Venezuela.” Washington Post, Jan. 26, 2019
- “Maduro pressured to exit after ‘fraudulent’ election,” Reuters, Jan. 26, 2019
- “Colombia President, Region is saying ‘no more Maduro’ after illegitimate election.” CNN Jan. 24, 2019
- “Diplomats urge Venezuela’s Maduro to cede power after rigged elections.” Fox News, Jan. 4, 2019
And in a video statement designed to support the anti-Maduro protesters in Venezuela, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence stated:
“Nicolas Maduro is a dictator with no legitimate claim to power. He has never won the presidency in a free and fair election, and has maintained his grip of power by imprisoning anyone who dares to oppose him.”
That statement was reported by essentially every major media outlet and news service in the Western Hemisphere. A Google search of the quote returned nearly 6,500 results.
And a review of how it was reported in outlets from the New York Times to MSNBC, and from Reuters to Breitbart News, demonstrates virtually no attempt to counter or challenge that statement with facts or other viewpoints. TJ