Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Pot, kettle, whatever

Amazingly, Dave's latest blog entry is an attack on journalists who adopt a fawning and uncritical attitude to those in power. "Just how far up Blair's backside was fearless reporter Martin Kettle?" asks Aaro. No, sorry, I've got that wrong ... Hugo Chavez and Greg Palast were the characters he mentioned.

4 Comments:

Blogger Matthew said...

What did Palast say? Something like:

"If poverty is not shown to have been reduced - I - as a supporter of Chavez - will never believe another thing that I am told by his government ever again. And, more to the point, neither will anyone else"

" Actually, looking at the evidence, he's tried really, really, hard, and that's all he can do".

4/04/2006 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous little keithy said...

Palast even interviewed a member of the opposition! Even said that Chavez and co might be a bit paranoid.
I am also listening to Newsnight now (Tuesday) and horror of horrors one of their correspondents has just mentioned US involvement in death squads, coups and dirty wars in Latin America (all of which can be found in declassified US documents).
Aaro is most probably writng this very moment about more anti-US bias.
So now the decent left want to lay the idelogical path for the overthrow of Chavez. Do you think they will have anything to be decent left about if the US/Colombian death squads etc carry out a Chile style coup?
"Don't worry about the electrodes sir, we're just restoring democracy and giving the land and factories back to the needy rich."
Why not just brand them with infamy if not with a bullet as one Russian said ninety years ago

4/04/2006 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's possible - the weak link of Harry's Place was trying to raise the anger of Decency in favour of the Vesteys last week.

4/05/2006 02:48:00 AM  
Blogger fatbongo said...

NC is flaky on chavez too. In an interview with some lefty outfit he appeared to argue that the oil managers strike was something to do with trades unionists.

'Solidarity with the trades unions' - even rightwing anti-democratic ones?

4/05/2006 03:01:00 PM  

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