Joe Emersberger

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The OAS repeatedly made statistical claims about Bolivia’s election that were clearly false. (Photo: Alexis Demarco/APG/Getty Images) Views
Friday, March 06, 2020
WaPo Prints Study That Found Paper Backed an Undemocratic Bolivia Coup
President Evo Morales won re-election in Bolivia’s presidential election last October 20, as pre-election polls predicted . He received 47% of the vote in an election with 88% turnout. He beat his nearest rival by just over 10 percentage points, which meant a second round was not required. But the...
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United States of America v. Max Blumenthal Views
Sunday, November 03, 2019
Max Blumenthal Arrest Exposes Hypocrisy of Western Media and ‘Human Rights’ NGOs
Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal, a prominent journalistic critic of US policy toward Venezuela, was arrested by DC police on Friday, October 25, in connection with a protest at the Venezuelan embassy, and held incommunicado. But if you rely on corporate media, or even leading “press freedom” groups...
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"No matter how cynical you might be about propagandistic American media, you are not prepared for how much watching this trailer is like snorting 100% pure John Bolton." (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Reuters’ Can’t Find US Critics to Question Amazon’s Anti-Venezuela Propaganda
A line from the trailer for Jack Ryan , an Amazon TV drama whose second season streams on November 1, is: “A nuclear Venezuela…. You will not hear about it on the news, ’cause we’ll already be dead.” The trailer implies that Venezuela is going through the “greatest humanitarian crisis in history”...
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Reuters depiction (6/7/19) of Venezuelan refugees. (Photo: Pilar Olivares/Reuters) Views
Friday, June 14, 2019
Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried By Reuters for Over a Month
I emailed Stephanie Nebehay of Reuters on May 22 about her article, “Venezuela Turns to Russia, Cuba, China in Health Crisis” ( 5/22/19 ). Her article depicted the impact of US sanctions as an allegation that Venezuelan government officials are alone in making. The article stated: The opposition...
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A van with a billboard in support of American whistleblower Chelsea Manning and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is parked outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London Views
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Assange’s ‘Conspiracy’ to Expose War Crimes Has Already Been Punished
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should never have been punished for working with a whistleblower to expose war crimes. Chelsea Manning, the whistleblower, has done more time in prison, under harsher conditions, than William Calley , a key perpetrator of the My Lai massacre. Remarkably, Manning is...
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Facts Don’t Interfere With Propaganda Blitz Against Venezuela’s Elected President
The Miami Herald ( 2/8/19 ) reported, “Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro continues to reject international aid—going so far as to blockade a road that might have been used for its delivery.“ The “Venezuelan leader” reporter Jim Wyss referred to is Venezuela’s elected president. In contrast, Wyss...
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Note To Progressives Who Back a No Fly Zone on Libya
Iraq alone should have made any progressive support for Western military intervention in Libya negligible. It is very sad to see that didn't happen. The corporate media has, again, succeeded in getting many well intentioned progressives to think within its box.
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
NYT Promotes Destructive Myths About Aristide
Ginger Thompson wrote in the New York Times on January 19 that former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide “rose to power as a champion of Haiti’s poor but became notorious for his violent crackdowns of political dissent.” [1]
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