TV News LIES

Thursday, Nov 23rd

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Journalism & Media WikiLeaks and 'US media war' in South America

WikiLeaks and 'US media war' in South America

E-mail Print PDF
WikiLeaks and 'US media war' in South AmericaIn an effort to deflect and counteract leftist regimes in Latin America during the Cold War, Washington attached great political importance to its propaganda efforts.

From Cuba to Chile, the US sought to promote friendly media while cultivating the support of right-wing reporters. Ultimately, such propaganda efforts proved not only economically wasteful but also politically self-defeating as Washington antagonised the Latin left, leaving a bitter residue for years to come.

In light of the Cold War experience one might expect Washington to learn from its mistakes, yet in 2006 Voice of America started to broadcast toward leftist Venezuela.

Originally founded in 1942, the Voice of America is overseen by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (or BBG), a quasi-independent company in charge of US "public diplomacy" which in turn beams radio and TV programming to countries such as Cuba.

Recent diplomatic cables disclosed by whistle-blowing outfit WikiLeaks underscore Washington's high stakes media war in Latin America.

Though Cuba had been an earlier focal point of US propaganda efforts, in more recent times it is Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's president, who has sounded the alarm bell over at the state department.

More...

Most Recent Related Stories...


FCC plans total repeal of net neutrality rules

FCC to repeal all of net neutralityFederal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will reveal plans to his fellow commissioners on Tuesday to...

Fox News viewers outraged after Shepard Smith debunks Hillary Clinton uranium ‘scandal’

Shepard Smith debunks uranium conspiracy theory that FOX promoted Fox News anchor Shepard Smith is under fire from his own viewers after he debunked...

New York Times suspends Glenn Thrush after allegations of sexual misconduct

NYT suspends Glen Thrush after allegations of sexual misconduct The New York Times said on Monday it is suspending White House correspondent Glenn Thrush while...

Lawmakers alarmed at push to sell CNN

lawmakers alarmed at push to sell CNN Even critics of AT&T’s proposed mega-merger with Time Warner expressed alarm Wednesday at allegations that President...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!