‘Weaksauce’: State Department Tries Ordering Media How To Cover Venezuela

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It is amazing that the State Department is criticizing the media for calling Guaido the “self-proclaimed” president or opposition leader rather than the president of Venezuela. It is a totally bizarre effort at creating a false alternative reality and pushing the media to report fake news. This is so absurd but the State Department information officer was able to make these outlandish claims with a straight face. Thankfully, some in the media pushed back. It will be interesting to see if the media obeys the government and starts calling Guaido a president as if the farce was real. KZ

  • rgaura

    You have to wonder why the warmongers want to destabilize northern South America, like they did Central America. There will be massive migration of refugees into Florida, and all along the southern border. Cui bono? Perhaps it will justify wall building for a decade or so, and some companies will make billions controlling Venezuelan oil, gold deposits and natural resources. But the social devastation of war so close to the US is very dangerous to all of the countries in the area.
    This blatant use of propaganda that seeks to control the narrative just can not work in todays connected world. Some of us still use logic, take in information, and understand the english language!

  • chetdude

    A better case could be made that since the USAmerican system for “electing” a president is profoundly undemocratic (especially when compared to the recent re-election of Maduro in much fairer and more transparent elections) and in the last, extremely corrupt example in USAmerica in 2016 the candidate who received the most votes was did NOT gain the office, 50 other countries should insist that the brutal dictator Donald Trump is not the legitimate President but rather President Clinton should be given the office.

  • chetdude

    Cui Bono?

    Exxon-Mobile, the Kochs and Wall Street.

    Primarily – it’s ALL about OIL.

  • Jon

    Good points, but it goes even further, since this imposter Guaido never even ran for the presidency. So, Maybe giving the US presidency to a rather obscure member of Congress would be more accurate yet!

  • Steven Berge

    The narrative still works because most people still rely on the propaganda spewing main stream media for their information. Thanks to you all here for spreading real information.

  • chetdude

    I usually use Alexandria Ortega-Cortez to REALLY get the point across.

    Imagine if the Ayatollahs in Iran, the Germans, the French and Mohammad bin Salman of Suadi Arabia declared that since the USAmerican “election” in 2016 was so seriously flawed and the current occupant is a dictator and despot, they annoint AOC as the actual President and that she should immediately replace Donald Trump in the WH.

    Just as Canada has an OILY reason to support the U.S. coup in Venezuela, both Iran and the Saudis have OILY reasons to support a coup in the US that could eliminate the frackers.

  • Jon

    Sounds like a project for “the YES men.” They have pulled off wonderful satires convincingly in the past including a promise to have Union Carbide compensate victims for the Bhopal gas leak that killed so many.