America wants to instill fear of the Left by invoking Cuba & Venezuela. Chile is where the Right wants us to be and the unstable results are probative.
The excerpted report from FAIR's Luca Koerner is complete and shows the scale of the deception and more.
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.
Lies of Omission
By October 21, the news had broken in the Chilean press that Ecuadorian national Romario Veloz, 26, had been shot dead by state security forces while taking part in a protest in northern Chile the previous evening.
Over half a dozen people had already been killed since the protests began on October 16, and at least 1,420 detained at the time, according to Chile’s National Human Rights Institute (known in Spanish as INDH). Graphic videos of abhorrent state repression were already circulating widely on social media.
One might expect such glaring atrocities to spark attention from supposedly reputable international news outlets like the New York Times. It hasn’t.Read the entire article
Chile is just one of many poorly covered stories national or international.
This story touched me as I recall how the invasion of Panama by the corporate media after Bush senior invaded Panama. The reality of the atrocities was completely ignored. The thousands of Panamanians murdered by the invasion were whitewashed.
One of the reasons most are not only misinformed but vote against their interests is because of a media that disregards comprehensive news. We are misinformed with both omissions and indoctrination. The Powell Manifesto lives.
Let's broaden our horizon by seeking information from more than the established corporate news sources but from reputable independent media. They are out there and easily found. Most importantly support independent media.