Without establishment media support, US planned aggression, color revolutions, old-fashioned coups, and other hostile to peace, equity and justice actions wouldn’t get out of the starting gate.
Propaganda support is crucial, manipulating the public mind. Media operate as gatekeepers, proliferating the official narrative, suppressing vital hard truths essential for everyone to know.
Orwell called it “reality control,” substituting managed news misinformation and disinformation for truth-telling.
Discussing the coup in Bolivia, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) said the following:
Bolivian “(a)rmy generals appearing on television to demand the resignation and arrest of an elected civilian head of state seems like a textbook example of a coup,” adding:
“And yet that is certainly not how corporate media are presenting the weekend’s events in Bolivia. No establishment outlet framed the action as a coup,” concealing reality, exclusively reporting state-approved propaganda, saying the following:
NYT: An “infuriated population” was angry about “election fraud” — ignoring Bolivia’s free, fair and open process, Evo Morales elected and reelected four times.
Fox News falsely called his government a “full-blown dictatorship” — ignoring Bolivian democratic rule under his leadership.
When establishment media refer to a “coup,” Morales and his government are falsely accused of the made-in-the-USA plot to topple him.
FAIR: “The New York Times did not hide its approval at events, presenting Morales as a power-hungry despot who had finally ‘lost his grip on power,’ ” adding:
Removing him from office marked “the end of tyranny.”
CNN highlighted the Big Lie of “election fraud,” proving again why it’s the most distrusted name in so-called television news.
Across the board, establishment media suppressed how Morales was “forced (from office) at gunpoint by the military,” FAIR stressed.
CBS News falsely said Morales resigned over “election fraud and protests.”
FAIR: “Delegitimizing foreign elections where the ‘wrong’ person wins, of course, is a favorite pastime of corporate media.”
FAIR: “No mainstream outlet warned its readers (or viewers) that the OAS is a Cold War organization, explicitly set up to halt the spread of leftist governments.”
USAID earlier said the organization “promotes US interests in the Western hemisphere,