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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Online News: Not Sustainable?

Just a few years ago, there were high hopes that going digital would prevent further shut-downs of newspapers that were losing massive amounts of revenue to online offerings.  There was also the promise that the new wave of online alternative news sites would be bolstered by digital advertising.  Such hopes are rapidly fading.  On-Target’s Larry Sparano and Kent Garrett of  WIOX Radio New York discuss why. Their comments follow a report by the Al Jazeera news network, outlining the reasons for what’s happening, and its far-reaching effects: