Chavecito vs. Alvaro the Arrogant…the Cage Match. At least, that’s how the Crapagandisti of the Lamestream Media are playing the latest Venezuela/Colombia dispute (over Ecuador, no less).
Just for shits ‘n’ giggles, here are some of their contradictory headlines, as grouped by subject matter:
Who’s Funding Whom?
Reuters: “Colombia says FARC documents show Chavez funding”
The Miami Herald: “Colombian police: Rebels sent Chávez money”
The Sword Dance
Philly.com: “Chavez rattles sabers at Colombia”
El Universal: “COLOMBIA TO FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST CHÁVEZ IN INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT”
Lawyer Up! Lawyer Down!
Canada.com: “Uribe to denounce Chavez in court in Andes crisis”
Prensa Latina: “Colombian Accusation Disallowed in Chavez Case”
Oh wait. That last one wasn’t crapaganda, it was actually fact-based. Can’t imagine how it landed in Google Alerts. They usually vet their “news” stories for extreme pro-Washington and/or anti-Chavez bias. Prensa Latina possesses neither. Sorry about that; it won’t happen again.
Now, on to more dangerous factuality…
Prensa Latina: “Colombian raid was meant for Venezuela”. See also, “Uribe Accused of being Bush puppet”. (And no, Chavecito was not the accuser; that was a Peruvian journalist. Just imagine, even Peru isn’t backing Colombia on this!)
Venezuelanalysis: “Venezuela: ‘The Colombian government has lied blatantly'”; “Latin American governments condemn Colombian attacks, defend territorial sovereignty”; “Venezuela: troop deployments are preventative”; “Plan Colombia: The Real Destabilizing Force in South America”, and “Uribe’s Colombia is destabilizing a new Latin America”. (Would someone please set up a mirror site or two for Venezuelanalysis? I have a sneaking suspicion the State Dept. is going to try hacking it, soon.)
And of course, BoRev is always toothsome and newsworthy.