Above and below Carl David Goette-Luciak at a road barricade in Nicaragua.
Note: There has been a great deal of inaccurate and biased reporting about Nicaragua written in support of regime change and presenting a false narrative of what occurred in the Nicaraguan uprising. The article below is about a self-trained reporter, Carl David Goette-Luciak, who was the source of consistently biased reporting which had an agenda — provide support for the violent US-funded coup. He regularly wrote for The Guardian, an outlet that continues to be consistently biased in its coverage.Journalist Max Blumenthal first exposed the false and biased reporting of Goette-Luciak on September 26 in How an American Anthropologist Tied to US Regime-Change Became the MSM’s Man in Nicaragua. Today, we published an article by a long-time Nicaragua resident, Why Didn’t Carl David Goette-Luciak Say Something About The Torture He Witnessed? In another article, his close friend, Wyatt Reed, was interviewed and he described how Goette-Luciak was working with the opposition saying he was “closely aligned and working with groups that were very much against the Sandinistas.”
Earlier this year after trying to get a letter published in The Guardian people wrote an Open Letter to the Guardian about their poor reporting. The letter cited numerous instances of The Guardian failing to report the violence of the opposition and presenting an inaccurate narrative. Carl David Goette-Luciak was specifically mentioned in the Open Letter which stated:
“The author of several articles, Carl David Goette-Luciak, openly associates with opposition figures. On July 5 he blamed the police for the terrible house fire in Managua three weeks earlier, relying largely on assertions from government opponents. Yet videos appearing to show police presence were actually taken on April 21, before barricades were erected to prevent police entering the area.”
After the Open Letter was published the Guardian published a short version of the letter followed by a series of letters opposing the Nicaraguan government.
Even when Goette-Luciak was deported The Guardian took a one-sided view of the situation never mentioning the biased nature of his reporting, his ties to the violent opposition and they used his deportation to again falsely report the alleged “state of repression” of the Ortega government. Goette-Luciak, from Blacksburg, Virginia (the bible belt of rural Virginia) was suspected by people as working for the CIA (which his family denies) because his reporting always supported the attempted violent coup.
Goette-Luciak was lucky he was deported and not prosecuted criminally in Nicaragua as he arguably aided and abetted torture and bloodshed by not reporting on the perpetrators. The article below focuses on his failure to report torture.