Exposure of Another Pro-War Lie Doesn't Make Media More Skeptical of Pro-War Claims

Jackson, Janine
http://fair.org/home/exposure-of-another-pro-war-lie-doesnt-make-media-more-skeptical-of-pro-war-claims/

Publisher:  Fair
Date Written:  17/03/2019
Year Published:  2019  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23580

The story of pro-Maduro forces burning trucks bringing aid to Venezuela has now been reported as false, even by corporate media. The bigger story of how and why this lie was propogated gets left behind.

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Listeners will likely know by now, that the late February story, complete with vivid video footage, about the forces of elected Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro burning trucks that were trying to bring the besieged country food and medicine was false. Weeks later, the New York Times reported that the humanitarian trucks were not set on fire by Maduro's forces, but instead by anti-Maduro protestors who threw a Molotov cocktail. The Times outlined how the fake story took root, passing from US officials to media that simply reported their claims as fact with no investigation - and does any of this sound familiar?

It isn't merely that corporate media will never, in a million years, go back to each of these people and demand to know why they won’t insist on the same sort of response, now that it appears it was Maduro's opponents who were to blame. It's more that the very news dissemination process here superficially being indicted will not itself be reconsidered.

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