Media Displeased with Defeat of US Installed Regime in Bolivia

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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Both right wings of the US one-party state support countless fascist regimes that bend to their interests.

So do go-along establishment media, operating as press agents for monied interests over peace and the general welfare.

In response to US ousted Evo Morales’ MAS party’s triumph in Sunday’s presidential and general elections, gaining control of the executive and legislative branches of government if able to keep it, US media response was unenthusiastic to expressing displeasure.

Headlining “Morales party claims win as Bolivia seems to shift back left,” AP News bemoaned what it called an apparent “shifting sharply away from the conservative policies of the US-backed interim government.”

The wire service ignored the November 2019 made-in-the-USA coup d’etat that replaced democratically elected Morales with tyrannical fascist rule.

According to Reuters, “(t)he (Sunday election was a) body blow for Bolivia’s conservatives, who had hoped to present a new model for the country beyond Morales, who sought an unprecedented fourth term last year despite term limits, which had led to protests against him (sic).”

Reuters failed to explain US dirty hands behind Morales’ ouster from power, his legitimate reelection illegally overturned.

The NYT never met a US supported tinpot despot it didn’t wholeheartedly endorse — the same true in reverse for US opposed social democrats, consistently demonized by the self-styled newspaper of record.

In response to Sunday’s MAS party triumph in Bolivia, the Times headlined:

“Evo Morales Is Out. His Socialist Project Lives On.”

“Morales…fled the country last year after his run for a fourth term ended in accusations that he had committed election fraud (sic).”

The Times pushed the Big Lie about electoral fraud last year. None occurred.

Like other establishment media, its editors and correspondents ignored the US-orchestrated coup — hardline fascist rule replacing a free and open society.

When Morales was illegally ousted last November, the Times falsely accused him of “brazenly abusing the power and institutions put in his care by the electorate (sic),” adding:

“(F)orcing him out bec(ame) the only remaining option (sic). That is what the Bolivians have done (sic).”

The Times falsely called “democracy” under his stewardship “wounded (sic).” It lied calling him “autocratic.”

Truth-telling isn’t its long suit, notably about major domestic and geopolitical issues.

The CIA-linked Washington Post demeaned Sunday’s MAS party triumph, saying Bolivian “socialists may revive Latin America’s pink tide,” adding:

“Eleven months ago, the White House celebrated a dramatic change of power in Bolivia” — orchestrated by US dark forces, WaPo failed to explain.

Last November, WaPo editors falsely blamed Morales for US orchestrated street protests against him, saying:

There’s “little doubt who was ultimately responsible for the chaos…Evo Morales (sic).”

The right-wing Organization of American States (OAS) was part of the US coup plot against him — what WaPo editors wholeheartedly endorsed.

Reporting on Luis Arce’s triumph over runner-up challenger Carlos Mesa, the Wall Street Journal expressed disappointment that election results permit “Morales’s return to Bolivia after last year’s disputed elections forced his resignation (sic).”

He didn’t resign. He was forced out by US coup plotters who bought support from Bolivian generals and their co-conspirators — betraying their country for the right price.

Last November, Journal editors called the coup ousting Morales a “democratic breakout in Bolivia,” adding:

“No one should shed a tear” about what happened.

Like the Times, WaPo, and other establishment media, the Journal supports right wing despotic rule, notably when it replaces social democracy the way it should be.

Following last November’s coup, Trump defied reality, saying:

“Morales’ (ouster) preserves democracy (sic) and paves the way for the Bolivian people to have their voices heard (sic),” adding:

“We are now one step closer to a completely democratic, prosperous, and free Western hemisphere (sic).”

Made-in-the-USA coups are all about eliminating government of, by, and for everyone equitably — a notion both right wings of the US one-party state abhor and don’t tolerate at home or abroad.

A Final Comment

On Monday, Telesur quoted Arce’s pledge to address hunger in Bolivia, saying the following:

“(W)e said it in our campaign. The first thing we are going to do is pay the bonds against hunger.”

“The Assembly already approves that. The Executive has not done it yet although the financing is assured.”

He also intends “to start rebuilding production, which has also been affected by measures that (the coup d’etat regime) has taken.” 

“We will be in line with what we have been proposing to the country.”

On Sunday, Arce said he’s committed to “work(ing) with social organizations,” adding:

“Let’s end this nightmare we have been living (through) for (the past) year.”

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.