As a careful examination of the language and coverage of nearly four years of New York Times articles reveals, concern for freedom and democracy in Latin America has not been an honest concern for the liberal media institution.
By Keane Bhatt – NACLA / Manufacturing Contempt, Feb 18th 2013
The newspaper's reporting reinforces attitudes that Latin American politics can be little more than a primitive charade, starring authoritarian leaders and a hoodwinked public, punctuated by risible distractions. Thankfully—at least within the world of New York Times coverage—the “political theater of the absurd” isn’t “commonplace” here at home.
In his recent review for The New York Times, Larry Rohter stages a valiant attempt to discredit the new Oliver Stone documentary “South of the Border”, which favorably portrays Latin American governments that enjoy considerable popular support. Among Rohter’s compelling evidence of the film’s “misinformation” is that Stone pronounces Hugo Chávez’ last name incorrectly.
By Oliver Stone, Tariq Ali, Mark Weisbrot - SouthoftheBorderDoc.com, Jun 28th 2010
Larry Rohter attacks our film, “South of the Border,” for “mistakes, misstatements and missing details.” But a close examination of the details reveals that the mistakes, misstatements, and missing details are his own, and that the film is factually accurate.
By James Suggett - Venezuelanalysis.com, Apr 13th 2010
On April 3rd, the New York Times lent a hand to Venezuela’s elite, neo-liberal opposition by warping positive news about the government’s anti-corruption efforts into a profoundly biased diatribe about supposed political persecution.
By Stephen Lendman - Global Research, Aug 14th 2009
On January 17th, even before Barack Obama's inauguration, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Obama has the "same stench" of his predecessor as US president. He added that frayed ties with Washington were unlikely to improve despite the departure of Bush, the man he called the "devil." Now there's a new "devil" with his fingerprints all over the June 28th Honduran coup.