Failed Venezuela coup was fake news — designed to fool people in two nations

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    • #63852
      Spud Demon
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      salon.com reviews the journalism of CNN and NYT during the alleged coup, err… “uprising”.

      https://www.salon.com/2019/05/08/failed-venezuela-coup-was-fake-news-designed-to-fool-people-in-two-nations/

      Take CNN. In its reporting on the “uprising” announced by Guaidó on Tuesday, April 30, it ran a video from social media depicting Guaidó, accompanied by opposition leader Leopoldo López, along with some armed men in uniform, said to be military defectors, standing behind them. The video claimed they were on the La Carlota military airfield in eastern Caracas, which Guaidó said had been “liberated.” According to CNN, he was addressing “thousands of supporters” on the scene, urging the rest of the Venezuelan military to join the coup and oust the “usurper” Maduro.

      But as Michael Fox and other observers noted, CNN didn’t show those “thousands” of supporters — because there were none. Nor did the cable network explain in its report that Guaidó and López were not actually at the airbase, but rather were standing on a highway overpass outside the base — which was, in fact, never in rebel hands at all.

    • #63859
      Satan
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      I, Satan the Devil, am now the President of the United States of America.

      I demand that Donald Trump be evicted from the White House immediately and that Mike Pence also turn in his keys, which will be turned over to the Vice President of my choice whenever I get around to picking somebody.

      On what authority do I base this decision? None whatsoever. Just like this fool Guaido… I just woke up one morning and decided to declare myself President.

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

    • #63979
      Jan Boehmerman
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      The last paragraph in the article says it all!

      “How does any self-respecting news organization allow such abysmally inaccurate reporting to remain this long online uncorrected? The only possible answer is that Casey, and the other in-country reporters who were said to have contributed to his bylined piece (Isayen Herrera, Ana Vanessa Herrero, Anatoly Kurmanaev and Katie Rogers), were giving the New York Times exactly the propaganda piece that its editors and the coup plotters in Washington wanted.”

      I’m rather surprised to see this article coming from the milquetoast Salon!

       

       

      Życie to nie bajka......

    • #63980
      mrdmk
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      More Bullshit from our Corrupted Bullshit Media.

      Anybody here remember any of those 1960’s Pravda jokes?

      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

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