Sunday, October 19, 2014

 What ‘Democracy’ Really Means in U.S. and New York Times Jargon: Latin America Edition :  Information Clearing House - ICH

 What ‘Democracy’ Really Means in U.S. and New York Times Jargon: Latin America Edition :  Information Clearing House - ICH: October 19, 2014 "ICH" - "The Intercept" - One of the most accidentally revealing media accounts highlighting the real meaning of “democracy” in U.S. discourse is a still-remarkable 2002 New York Times Editorial on the U.S.-backed military coup in Venezuela, which temporarily removed that country’s democratically elected (and very popular) president, Hugo Chávez. Rather than describe that coup as what it was by definition - a direct attack on democracy by a foreign power and domestic military which disliked the popularly elected president – the Times, in the most Orwellian fashion imaginable, literally celebrated the coup as a victory for democracy: