MEDIA CONCEAL CHILE’S STATE CRIMINALITY, DELEGITIMIZE BOLIVIAN DEMOCRACY  | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

MEDIA CONCEAL CHILE’S STATE CRIMINALITY, DELEGITIMIZE BOLIVIAN DEMOCRACY 

SOURCE: FAIR.ORG
Chile’s anti-neoliberal rebellion is entering its third week, and the brutal crackdown continues. Hard-right President Sebastian Piñera and his generals have effectively decreed the country’s oligarch-dominated democracy out of existence by sending soldiers into the streets to kill, maim and torture their own people.

And, for the most part, the Western corporate media blackout persists unabated.

October 25’s historic 1.2 million–person march in Santiago—the largest since the end of the dictatorship—has forced some outlets to begin to acknowledge state violence. But corporate journalists continue to largely overlook the Piñera government’s mounting atrocities.

As I examined recently for FAIR (10/23/19), this behavior contrasts remarkably with the corporate media’s unanimous backing of regime change in Venezuela, endorsing insurrectionary protests and vilifying Nicolas Maduro as a “dictator” (FAIR.org, 4/11/19).

This media bias in favor of Piñera’s hardline neoliberal administration must also be juxtaposed with the unfolding coverage of anti-government protests in Bolivia. In yet another case of self-serving hypocrisy, US corporate media have moved to revoke left-wing President Evo Morales’ democratic credentials after his recent re-election.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prayers and thoughts for the people of Chile and Bolivia, that they may have the opportunity to be truly, democratically represented by their governments in the future.

Unfortunately, such a state of being may well not come without an intense struggle in both countries; I am hoping it can be as bloodless as possible, but unfortunately, the histories of both countries suggest that it will absolutely not be bloodless.

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