Wednesday, August 02, 2017

New York Times on Venezuelan developments

1) notice that only now they concede that Chavez presided over a democracy.  They never ever conceded that and they constantly bashed his political system.  2) Notice that armed protesters are referred to as "With resistance to his government growing".  No matter how armed protesters are, the paper never refers to confrontation between security forces and protesters as "clashes"--which is the automatic default official term used by ALL US media when Israeli occupation troops kill unarmed Palestinian protesters.  3) Notice that the paper remarks that the voter turnout of 40% undermines the legitimacy of the regime when most elections in the US hover around that percentage.