Lies of our Times

This page is assembled for, and dedicated to, skeptical idealists--humanity's only hope for a better future.  I'll try to include examples from every part of the political agenda, as I go along.   

April 14, 2002. Who is nearer the truth about a Venezuela "Coup":   The Associated Press (NY Times) or The Tehran Times?  Click both and judge for yourself!

February 20, 2004.  Who is nearer the truth about Haiti, the Washington Post or Haiti Progress (Haiti Progress no longer available onine)? (Here are a few excerpts from HP, in case you can't access the entire articleLeaders of the U.S.-backed "opposition" "include Jean “Tatoune” Pierre, who was convicted and jailed for his role in the April 1994 Raboteau massacre but freed in an Aug. 2002 prison break (see Haïti Progrès, Vol. 20, No. 21, Aug. 7, 2002 ); Butteur Métayer, who alighted in Gonaïves from Miami last September after the mysterious murder of his brother, a pro-Aristide popular organization leader" (see Haïti Progrès, Vol. 21, No. 29, Oct. 1, 2003). . . . The Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) excoriated Washington for its hypocrisy in a Feb. 10 press memorandum. “Rather than demanding that the opposition immediately choose its representatives to the Provisional Electoral Council and end its cat-and-mouse game aimed at sabotaging any prospect of parliamentary elections (which the opposition almost certainly would lose), Washington is unable to hide its pro-opposition bias, even though it cannot be seen as backing the overthrow of a democratically-elected president,” the note said.  COHA then goes on to discuss "the rebels’ ideological and financial ties to the U.S." and the fact that they are "generously funded by U.S. taxpayers.").  For a more devastating indictment of the Washington Post's version, see Chris Floyd's article in CounterPunch.  The key question, as always, is not whether or why the mass media lie.  The tragic questions are:  What can the future hold for a species that can be so easily led by the nose? Why does the majority read--and believe--yellow journalism?

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