New York Times v. Hugo Chavez

by Stephen Lendman

The Paper of Record’s history is longstanding and unprincipled. It supports corporate and imperial interests. It deplores populist ones. It features managed news misinformation. It betrays its readers doing so.

When America goes to war or plans one, it marches in lockstep. It’s comfortable with neoliberal harshness. It abhors progressive politics. It supports wrong over right.

It suppresses “All the News That’s Fit to Print.” It ignores America’s march to tyranny. It endorses policies demanding condemnation. It’s typical Times.

It vilified Chavez throughout his tenure. It did so unfairly. It shamed itself doing so. It matters what it says. It’s America’s leading voice. It prioritizes propaganda. It has global clout. It lies for power.

After Chavez’s December 1998 election, Times Latin American correspondent, Larry Roher, called him a “populist demagogue, an authoritarian….caudillo (strongman).” He lied saying so…

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