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US Corporate Media Are All-In On Venezuela Regime Change

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posted on May, 6 2019 @ 04:40 PM
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US Corporate Media Are All-In On Venezuela Regime Change.


As is all too often the case when the United States sets its sights on its next target for war or regime change, the corporate mainstream media – which supposedly exists to speak truth to power – is once again marching in lockstep with the government as it beats the drums of war, this time against Venezuela.

The media watchdog group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) has just released a survey of US opinion journalism on the Venezuela crisis which found that in the three-month period between January 15 and April 15, not a single voice in what it called the "elite corporate media" opposed regime change or supported Venezuela’s democratically elected government.

For anyone whos been asleep since 2001, the government mouthpiece, I mean the mainstream media, has gone full blown pro-war, pro-regime change, pro-everything supporting the foreign empire.

But the media just told me its bad when nations interfere with each other's elections.

Well, not when we do it. Only when its done to us.

Is it possible that the media and their controllers are actually in favor of pre-emptive never ending wars? Especially in the Middle East?


FAIR called corporate news coverage of Venezuela nothing short of "a full-scale marketing campaign for regime change."


NYT Laments ‘Forever Wars’ Its Editorials Helped Create


On Monday, the New York Times (10/22/17) lamented the expansion of America’s “forever wars” overseas, without once noting that every war mentioned is one the editorial board has itself endorsed, while failing to oppose any of the “engagements” touched on in the editorial.


Iraq: Why the media failed


It's no secret that the period of time between 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq represents one of the greatest collapses in the history of the American media.

In any case, the real failing was not in any one area; it was across the board.

Bush administration lies and distortions went unchallenged, or were actively promoted.



edit on 6-5-2019 by gladtobehere because: typo




posted on May, 6 2019 @ 04:50 PM
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not a single voice in what it called the "elite corporate media" opposed regime change or supported Venezuela’s democratically elected government


Why would they support the winner of a show election, who just so happens to be a brutal dictator?



posted on May, 6 2019 @ 04:55 PM
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Fake news alert: CNN says Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido 'won election in January'


www.rt.com...

I prefer reading the Russian news, they are allowed to crap on things simply by adding some truth to it.




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posted on May, 6 2019 @ 04:59 PM
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So we are using the phrase "democratic election" losely here then yea? I suppose you also support socialism as a governance structure as well? Also if you haven't figured it out yet...the media is an extension of our Intel agencies these days...there isn't really a lot of fact based non-bias reporting going on in the media these days. So the fact its being supported by the media isn't very surprising...



posted on May, 6 2019 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: DrumsRfun

I think the intercept podcast has had the best coverage of Venezuela so far.

Edit:I do read rt too to get different perspectives. Russia is not our enemy.... If anything, they're detracting the masses from China, whom Russia could be a vital ally in containing.
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posted on May, 6 2019 @ 05:33 PM
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a reply to: gladtobehere



For anyone whos been asleep since 2001, the government mouthpiece, I mean the mainstream media, has gone full blown pro-war, pro-regime change, pro-everything supporting the foreign empire.


Good luck convincing anyone here the media is the governments mouthpiece. Most people seem to believe the media is opposition to the government.

It kind of seems like that was the plan at this point.



posted on May, 6 2019 @ 05:40 PM
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originally posted by: underwerks
a reply to: gladtobehere



For anyone whos been asleep since 2001, the government mouthpiece, I mean the mainstream media, has gone full blown pro-war, pro-regime change, pro-everything supporting the foreign empire.


Good luck convincing anyone here the media is the governments mouthpiece. Most people seem to believe the media is opposition to the government.

It kind of seems like that was the plan at this point.


It's clear that the media is the propaganda wing of the FBI and CIA. Speaking truth to power was lost a long time ago.



posted on May, 6 2019 @ 05:48 PM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

I don't care what the media wants.
I don't care what the democrats want.
I don't care what the republicans want.
I don't care what Trump wants.

I don't even really care about Venezuela.

They did this to themselves.

It sucks for them, sure.

They need to fix it.

Now I'm not King of the planet so my opinion has as much power as a fart in a tornado.



posted on May, 6 2019 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy


Now I'm not King of the planet so my opinion has as much power as a fart in a tornado.


After cultural appropriation day yesterday, I could probably thrust myself out of a F2 or weaker.



posted on May, 6 2019 @ 06:01 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: gladtobehere

I don't care what the media wants.
I don't care what the democrats want.
I don't care what the republicans want.
I don't care what Trump wants.

I don't even really care about Venezuela.

They did this to themselves.

It sucks for them, sure.

They need to fix it.

Now I'm not King of the planet so my opinion has as much power as a fart in a tornado.



Do you care about any country, or the well-being of any people outside of your own?



posted on May, 6 2019 @ 06:05 PM
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originally posted by: TheSteppenwolf

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: gladtobehere

I don't care what the media wants.
I don't care what the democrats want.
I don't care what the republicans want.
I don't care what Trump wants.

I don't even really care about Venezuela.

They did this to themselves.

It sucks for them, sure.

They need to fix it.

Now I'm not King of the planet so my opinion has as much power as a fart in a tornado.



Do you care about any country, or the well-being of any people outside of your own?


If you care about another country as an American, the best thing you could do for them is advocate our isolationism.



posted on May, 6 2019 @ 06:07 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker

originally posted by: TheSteppenwolf

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: gladtobehere

I don't care what the media wants.
I don't care what the democrats want.
I don't care what the republicans want.
I don't care what Trump wants.

I don't even really care about Venezuela.

They did this to themselves.

It sucks for them, sure.

They need to fix it.

Now I'm not King of the planet so my opinion has as much power as a fart in a tornado.



Do you care about any country, or the well-being of any people outside of your own?


If you care about another country as an American, the best thing you could do for them is advocate our isolationism.


Turning one's back and rationalizing it to the very people you're turning your back to is the absolute worst one can do.



posted on May, 6 2019 @ 06:18 PM
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originally posted by: TheSteppenwolf

originally posted by: CriticalStinker

originally posted by: TheSteppenwolf

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: gladtobehere

I don't care what the media wants.
I don't care what the democrats want.
I don't care what the republicans want.
I don't care what Trump wants.

I don't even really care about Venezuela.

They did this to themselves.

It sucks for them, sure.

They need to fix it.

Now I'm not King of the planet so my opinion has as much power as a fart in a tornado.



Do you care about any country, or the well-being of any people outside of your own?


If you care about another country as an American, the best thing you could do for them is advocate our isolationism.


Turning one's back and rationalizing it to the very people you're turning your back to is the absolute worst one can do.


I beg to differ.

The worst thing you could do is prop up dictators for our best interest, we do that regularly.

Or let your own people suffer like in the case of Puerto Rico (a lot more nuanced than my short hand).

Or when the international community ignores China having 1 million plus Uyghurs in concentration camps.

Or when we support Saudi Arabia in one of the biggest humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

So how does a nation get to dictate what happens in one oil rich country that's going through a rough time when half the world is in similar if not worse circumstances we blissfully ignore?

Sometimes the best thing you can do for a community is focus on your house. We need to focus on our house.



posted on May, 6 2019 @ 06:20 PM
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Isn't Ven - as poor as its people are- filthy rich in OIL?

If so, wonder hat government ends up profiting off it, the most?



posted on May, 6 2019 @ 06:23 PM
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a reply to: Artesia


If so, wonder hat government ends up profiting off it, the most?


Russia has quite of that leveraged via loans. If a real conflict arises and Venezuela defaults....



posted on May, 6 2019 @ 06:49 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker

originally posted by: TheSteppenwolf

originally posted by: CriticalStinker

originally posted by: TheSteppenwolf

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: gladtobehere

I don't care what the media wants.
I don't care what the democrats want.
I don't care what the republicans want.
I don't care what Trump wants.

I don't even really care about Venezuela.

They did this to themselves.

It sucks for them, sure.

They need to fix it.

Now I'm not King of the planet so my opinion has as much power as a fart in a tornado.



Do you care about any country, or the well-being of any people outside of your own?


If you care about another country as an American, the best thing you could do for them is advocate our isolationism.


Turning one's back and rationalizing it to the very people you're turning your back to is the absolute worst one can do.


I beg to differ.

The worst thing you could do is prop up dictators for our best interest, we do that regularly.

Or let your own people suffer like in the case of Puerto Rico (a lot more nuanced than my short hand).

Or when the international community ignores China having 1 million plus Uyghurs in concentration camps.

Or when we support Saudi Arabia in one of the biggest humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

So how does a nation get to dictate what happens in one oil rich country that's going through a rough time when half the world is in similar if not worse circumstances we blissfully ignore?

Sometimes the best thing you can do for a community is focus on your house. We need to focus on our house.


There is no moral reason to turn your back on others in their time of need, especially when they are asking for help. The only reasons for that are cowardice and self-concern. Your deflection to other regions and situations in the world makes that apparent. If the Uyghurs or Yemenis were asking for help, where would you deflect then?



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posted on May, 6 2019 @ 06:59 PM
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There is no moral reason to turn your back on others in their time of need, especially when they are asking for help. The only reasons for that are cowardice and self-concern.


Lol.

I'm not in the military, cowardice would be beating war drums for them to go to another failed theater.



posted on May, 6 2019 @ 07:12 PM
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originally posted by: RickyD
So we are using the phrase "democratic election" losely here then yea? I suppose you also support socialism as a governance structure as well? Also if you haven't figured it out yet...the media is an extension of our Intel agencies these days...there isn't really a lot of fact based non-bias reporting going on in the media these days. So the fact its being supported by the media isn't very surprising...


1 Venezuela is hardly socialist. Oligarchs and aristos are still able to own businesses and profit, there’s still a market economy, wages are still paid for labor, etc

2. Venezuelan elections are ranked highly by the carter institute and others, all the participants signed that the election was fair and legitimate.



posted on May, 6 2019 @ 07:33 PM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

It’s called the deep state, Trump is supposed to have defeated

Just like the Iraq war, the war in Syria and Libya and now Venezuela and Iran



posted on May, 6 2019 @ 07:44 PM
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a reply to: TheSteppenwolf

Yeah, I care about my own country, but I'm not going to virtue signal and faux wail an anguish over crap going on in the globe just because it's in the news.




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