CNN, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, Fox, the NYTimes, the WaPo, the Wall Street Journal, the coterie of vassal media in subimperialist nations, fellow whore media like The Economist, the (UK) Guardian, and so on…and let’s not forget the deformations constantly introduced by supposedly comedy shows, like Bill Maher’s, which has gone full on zioimperialist, or Steven Colbert, always a dependable conduit for the Democrats’ lies du jour. The list is indeed long of those engaged in disinforming the public 24/7, all of them existing and operating chiefly for the benefit of their masters, the 0.00001% that owns everything worth owning in this world, and which continues to accumulate wealth in horrific ways to the deathly detriment of at least 4/5 of humanity. The harm done by these sanctimonious media whores is incalculable. When humanity awakens, it will be a huge miscarriage of justice to simply forgive and forget what they did in these troubled times, how they abetted and helped to engineer the most heinous crimes of the empire. Nazi propagandist Julius Streicher, whom we hanged at Nuremberg, was a piker when compared to these guys’ rap sheet.
Given these circumstances, it is not surprising that, at least in America and much of the West, with their long cultivated prejudicial views of socialism and massive ignorance permeating everyone’s brain, the picture about Venezuelan reality is simply Orwellian, one designed to confuse ordinary news consumers, and predispose them to accept as right, urgent and necessary the toppling of Venezuela’s “Maduro regime”—a “regime”, mind you—that won the right to run Venezuela with a much higher proportion of direct votes than those received by Trump himself. Yes, friends, we live in a nation of astounding, revolting hypocrisy, a duplicity only matched by its colossal criminality.
But apparently decency refuses to die. And here, in the work of brave people like Julian Assange, Max Blumenthal, Abby Martin, David Pear, Caitlin Johnstone, Ramin Mazaheri, The Saker, Eric Zuesse, Finian Cunningham, Jim Wight, Glenn Greenwald, John Pilger, Vanessa Beeley, Eva Bartlett, Jeff Brown, Caleb Maupin, Abby Martin, Glenn Ford, Margaret Kimberley, and others of similar merit, we have a corrective, an example of how true journalism works, and how literally healing it can be.
Here’s Max’s report on the real Venezuela. His piece is accompanied by more “media whore debunking” at the hands of the always lucid and capable Jimmy Dore and the redoubtable George Galloway.—PG
The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow
Published on Mar 7, 2019