U.S. Media: Report Venezuela Accurately!

The U.S. is orchestrating a coup in Venezuela that is likely to lead to bloodshed — even civil war and U.S. liberal media are willing participants in the “humanitarian aid” PR stunt to make it happen. Fair.org just published an excellent report on how Venezuela Coverage Takes Us Back to Golden Age of Lying About Latin America.

Tell the New York Times, CNN, and MSNBC not to collaborate with the Trump-Abrams-Bolton PR stunt to weaponize humanitarian aid in order to foment violence for their coup on Venezuela. Tell the New York Times, CNN, and MSNBC they have a responsibility to report accurately and truthfully.


Dear New York Times, CNN, and MSNBC,

The U.S. has a long and sordid history of supporting coups in Latin America — Guatemala in 1953, Chile in 1973, Honduras in 2009 — and it always turned out disastrous for the people. The U.S. “humanitarian aid” convoy is an obvious stunt to galvanize the opposition and foment violence in pursuit of the coup efforts. The risks are civil war in Venezuela and U.S. military involvement that could last for years and take countless lives.

As media you have a responsibility to report the situation and motivations and the plans of the Trump administration truthfully and accurately. For example, NPR’s Inconvenient Truth recently accurately reported:

“The U.S. effort to distribute tons of food and medicine to needy Venezuelans is more than just a humanitarian mission. The operation is also designed to foment regime change in Venezuela — which is why much of the international aid community wants nothing to do with it. Humanitarian operations are supposed to be neutral.

That’s why the International Committee of the Red Cross, United Nations agencies and other relief organizations have refused to collaborate with the U.S. and its allies in the Venezuelan opposition who are trying to force President Nicolás Maduro from power.

“Humanitarian action needs to be independent of political, military or any other objectives,” Stéphane Dujarric, the U.N. spokesman, told a press briefing last week in New York. “The needs of the people should lead in terms of when and how humanitarian assistance is used.”

This is the kind of accurate reporting, as well as looking at past U.S. regime change endeavors and the histories of Elliot Abrams and John Bolton’s involvement, that the world expects and needs from media leaders like you.

The stakes are high and the people of Venezuela, America, and the entire world, stand to pay the price if you do not end your participation in the Trump-Abrams-Bolton PR stunt.

Sincerely,

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  • Mary Johnson
    signed 2019-05-05 12:05:19 -0400
  • Barbara Brease
    signed 2019-05-04 15:35:11 -0400
  • David Tornheim
    signed 2019-05-04 12:14:26 -0400
  • Ralf Schuster
    signed 2019-05-03 19:09:17 -0400
  • Ronald C Faas
    signed 2019-05-02 21:35:53 -0400
  • Phillip Pflager
    signed 2019-04-30 16:08:33 -0400
    the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth
  • Stanislav Juznic
    signed 2019-04-28 14:01:55 -0400
  • Elizabeth Story
    signed 2019-04-28 11:58:23 -0400
    truth in reporting please.
  • Stephanie Carrow
    signed 2019-04-22 18:57:05 -0400
  • Carolyn Birden
    signed 2019-04-22 16:52:11 -0400
    How low the established media have fallen! I can go to five or ten other media outlets and get more details and better informed analyses of what my country is really doing in Venezuela than I can get from you. Your reputation is in tatters: we need honest reporting now more than ever. Reform yourselves, and regain the trust of informed people.
  • Filomena Rocha
    signed 2019-04-16 23:52:11 -0400
    Filomena Rocha
  • Carole Sutton
    signed 2019-04-16 16:49:27 -0400
    Carole Sutton
  • Gregory Zimmerman
    signed 2019-04-15 07:48:00 -0400
    There are already too many US military involvements around the world. We need to devote more attention and resources to our people at home and stop using them to aid major corporations overseas.
  • Joao Alvarez
    signed 2019-04-13 09:09:24 -0400
  • Heinz Eckel
    signed 2019-04-12 15:25:38 -0400
  • Richard DeFreez
    signed 2019-04-11 03:49:36 -0400
  • Deborah pizzati
    signed 2019-04-04 07:36:07 -0400
  • Carmen Iglesias
    signed 2019-04-03 21:59:20 -0400
    Truth will make us All Free!
  • Jon Ingle
    signed 2019-04-03 16:17:20 -0400
  • Colleen Frankovich
    signed 2019-04-03 13:11:08 -0400
  • Joe Adams
    signed 2019-04-02 15:56:02 -0400
  • Yanis Benekaa
    signed 2019-04-02 05:10:07 -0400
  • Lorne Franks
    signed 2019-04-01 21:25:18 -0400
  • Ayman Fadel
    signed 2019-03-30 19:31:38 -0400
    Ayman Hossam Fadel
  • Alice Hamers
    signed 2019-03-29 09:23:53 -0400
    Alice Hamers
  • K Kareithi
    signed 2019-03-28 23:25:15 -0400
  • Kiara Sencion
    signed 2019-03-28 21:03:17 -0400
    You have a responsability with the people to inform! Stop spreading hateful news just to comply with big sponsors!!! Just stop or shut it down (just play the Kardashian’s 24hours)
  • Cheryl MacIntyre
    signed 2019-03-28 05:04:44 -0400
  • bobby subramaniam
    signed 2019-03-27 01:23:43 -0400
  • Jill Berkana
    signed 2019-03-26 21:15:53 -0400
    You’ve got to buy back your soul sometime! You’ve been helping to kill so many people for so many years. If that’s what you want for your life then nothing I say will matter. However, if you did want to do good with you life, even if that was a long time ago, please do it now. Don’t let more innocent people die because you like money and access to power. That’s truly despicable. It’s no way to live your life. Help, don’t hurt others.
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