Monday, August 03, 2009

Disinformation in The Economist

Francisco Dominguez

In its July 18, 2009 edition, The Economist article on Bolivia (”Bolivia’s divisive president. The Permanent Campaign,” July 18) asserted, “Venezuelan troops helped quell a rebellion centred on the airport at Santa Cruz in the east in 2007.” The article did not bother to substantiate such a serious charge against Venezuela and is buried as one of several unjustified and unsubstantiated allegations against the president and government of Bolivia.

The piece “Bolivia’s divisive president. The Permanent Campaign” does not even pretend to be ‘even-handed’ or ‘balanced.’ Some of the statements in it are simply unalloyed anti-Morales propaganda....

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2 comments:

otto said...

Oh, you mean the same Economist note I pulled apart two weeks ago? How passé....

http://incakolanews.blogspot.com/2009/07/economist-back-to-its-normal-latam.html

Bina said...

I don't even bother with that rag anymore, myself. Seeing how rah-rah they were for everything BushCo did, uncritically (they even admitted as much themselves) just put me off them for good. I wouldn't line a birdcage with their pages--I'm afraid the toxic fumes would kill the budgie!