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Joe Emersberger: Was it fair to say a Reuters article encouraged coup in Venezuela?

Some feedback I had to this post was odd. It was conceded that this article was appalling piece of pro-coup garbage, but it was also argued that it was unfair to call it a “Reuters article”. I’ll happy clarify – again – that this rubbish was not written by Reuters’ Caracas-based reporters. If was written Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Bloomberg gets Desperate with the Venezuela Default Hype

An honest headline to this recent Bloomberg article would have been “Traders and Analysts Back Away from Venezuela Default Claims”. Regardless, the global downturn of 2008 / 2009 should have taught everyone not to give a damn what “traders and analysts” say, or even what most professional economists say.  The nonsense about Venezuela being on the brink of Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Reuters Plays Dumb about Coup Attempt in Venezuela – UPDATED II

UPDATE II: The fact that US endorsed the 2002 coup was put back into the article. UPDATE: Today’s Reuter’s article (by Andrew Cawthorne) on Ledezma’s arrest was far more reasonable as I’ll explain in a bit, but, as Joel Gillin pointed out, the article edited out the US government’s endorsement of the 2002 coup that Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Reuters says Disgraced S&P Downgraded Venezuela yet Again

Actually Reuters’ headline, and the entire article, left out the “disgraced” part. Thanks to the corporate media, S&P and Moody’s are not seen as disgraced though they should be for many reasons. S&P has just been suspended from the largest part of the commercial bond market. It is also still under investigation by the US Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Reuters says that Venezuelan opposition is sane but government is nuts

Diego Ore reports that “Maduro’s critics say Venezuela’s economic troubles are man-made,” So the Maduro government is claiming they are caused by extraterrestrials? I thought the dispute was over which people have caused the problems (government or private businesses and opposition). Further down Ore clarifies that “The government, though, blames opposition leaders and unscrupulous businessmen Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Peter Foster’s Journalistic Drive-by on Venezuela

This article by Peter Foster in the UK Telegraph prominently features a picture of a grieving man in Caracas who just lost his wife. He is sitting next to his family holding up a picture of her. He is quoted as follows by Foster:  “It’s the government who is responsible for my wife’s death, not Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: An Article I Sent to Some Venezuela-Based Corporate Journalists

The international corporate press goes out of its way to ignore victims of political violence by the Venezuelan opposition. An article is doing very well, by the dismal standards that have been established, if it simply acknowledges – however briefly – that the pro-government people and security forces were among those killed during last years’ Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: A Tale of Two Reuters Headlines on Venezuela

The content of this Reuters article by Andrew Cawthorne and Diego Ore was about an NGO’s claim that one police officer a day is being killed in Venezuela. On Reuters main page (see image below) the headline accurately reflected its content. However, directly linking to the article leads to a needlessly confusing headline that reads Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: I’m Glad Michael Moore is trashing American Sniper but…..

Another year, another piece of war porn wins accolades in Hollywood. Thanks to Rania Khalek, without even watching “American Sniper” you can very quickly learn what its real life “hero”, Chris Kyle, was all about. The guy was a deranged bigot and also a liar as Jesse Ventura proved in a US court where libel Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Dear Reuters: S&P has a horrible track record and you are allowed to report it – aren’t you?

A few days ago I wondered how long it would take for a corporate news outlet to uncritically report a pronouncement by Standard & Poor after it was announced they  were suspended from the biggest part of the commercial bond market. This Reuters article by Marc Jones must be one of the first.  Jones writes Read more…

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