Disinformation and Misinformation: TRENDING in the Media

How can you know if what the media is telling you is true? It’s not easy. On-Target’s Larry Sparano and Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York have a few pointers:

Opinion Journalism: Larry Sparano gives his Opinion on an “Expert’s” Opinion

Alice Dreger,  a writer and bioethicist who posts a website from East Lansing, Michigan says Opinion Journalism is a danger to America.  On-Target’s Larry Sparano agrees with that.  But he doesn’t agree with Dreger’s take on where to go to fact check the information that opinion journalists present.  We begin with Dreger, then follow with Larry’s analysis in his latest conversation with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

Venezuela: U.S. Propaganda Courtesy of NYT

American media continue spewing propaganda about how Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is a brutal dictator who is to blame for the turmoil in that country.  And among the biggest purveyors of erroneous and fraudulent reporting is the highly-touted New York Times.  Some critics are now pointing out how the Times has been promoting opinion pieces by Joanna Hausmann, a Venezuelan-American who presents herself as a knowing and objective observer of what’s happening in her native country.  But what the NYT fails to disclose is that her father, Ricardo Hausmann, a neoliberal college professor in the U.S. is also an envoy for self-declared Venezuelan president and opposition leader Juan Guaido.  Hausmann is envoy for Guaido’s relations with banking institutions connected with elites that want to see Maduro overthrown.  What’s more, Hausmann reportedly played a big role in previous attempts to destroy the Venuzuelan economy as a means of creating social unrest to overthrow Maduro’s predecessor, Hugo Chavez .  Here’s On-Target’s Larry Sparano talking with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York, regarding the NYT’s failure to disclose:

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