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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Whenever Venezuelan elections are held, they’re scrupulously open, free and fair — democracy the way it’s supposed to be.

Venezuela’s process is polar oppose sham US and at least most other Western elections.

In Bolivarian Venezuela, governance is of, by, and for everyone equitably — worlds apart from dirty business as usual in the West and most other countries.

On Sunday, Bolivarian social democracy triumphed in Venezuelan National Assembly elections.

The ruling United Socialist Party (PSUV) led coalition won 68% of parliamentary seats — 189 of 277. 

According to National Electoral Council (CNE) president Indira Alfonzo, the process was “exemplary…impeccable” in all respects.

Aside from the US, EU, and some of their imperial partners, the world community supports the legitimacy of Venezuela’s democratic process.

Commenting on Sunday’s election, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the following:

“The Venezuelan electoral process was organized in a much more responsible and transparent way in many aspects than in some countries which claim to be ‘flag-bearers of democracy.’ ”

International monitors affirmed the legitimacy of Sunday’s election results.

Pro-war, pro-governance of, by, and for privileged interests exclusively, anti-social justice establishment media reacted as expected.

The self-styled newspaper of record NYT called Sunday’s election “a charade…a theater piece meant to lend a veneer of legitimacy to the government of President Nicolas Maduro, who has spent the last seven years jailing opponents, tearing apart opposition parties and using extrajudicial killings to stifle dissent (sic).”

All of the above is one of countless examples of Times managed news misinformation, disinformation, fake news, Big Lies, and mass deception — its specialty.

Journalism the way it’s supposed to be on major domestic and geopolitical issues is banned by its management and editors.

The Times and other corporate-controlled establishment media have been hostile toward Venezuela since Hugo Chavez created social democracy in 1999 — approved overwhelmingly by national referendum.

It’s embodied in the country’s Constitution, also affirmed overwhelmingly by national referendum.

The Times piece on Sunday’s election reads like sloppy fiction — pure rubbish unrelated to reality.

WaPo was no better. Expressing dismay over failed US efforts to replace Venezuela’s social democracy with hardline pro-Western rule, it ignored the will of the people.

Instead it headlined: “Maduro consolidates power in Venezuela, dominating election boycotted by opposition.”

US-designated puppet/usurper-in-waiting, anti-Bolivarian extremist Guaido and scant opposition elements supporting him boycotted the process because of no chance to win.

Other opposition parties and candidates participated in the process but faired poorly.

Defying reality by calling Sunday’s election “a sham (sic)” and Maduro an “authoritarian” president, the Wall Street Journal falsely accused him of “tighen(ing) his grip” on power.

Big Lies continued, falsely claiming he “handed control of opposition parties to allies and exiled or jailed prominent adversaries (sic).”

In cahoots with its wealthy donors and imperial USA, Human Rights Watch (HRW) operates as a mouthpiece for powerful pro-Western interests.

Its executive director Kenneth Roth is a former federal prosecutor.

Unsurprisingly, he slammed Sunday’s results by tweeting quoted-above NYT Big Lies about the process.

CNN called the overwhelming triumph of Bolivarian social democracy on Sunday a “disputed election (sic).”

AP News falsely claimed that Sunday’s process resulted in a “political standoff.”

Time magazine mass deception ignored reality by falsely claiming international observers “condemned” the process. 

Whenever elections abroad fail to empower pro-Western officials — subservient to US interests — corporate-run establishment media denounce them as not open, free, and fair.

At the same time, they consistently pretend that results of farcical US and other Western elections reflect democracy in action.

What’s most important to explain accurately, they suppress.

VISIT MY WEBSITE: stephenlendman.org (Home – Stephen Lendman). Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

My two Wall Street books are timely reading:

“How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion, and Class War”

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“Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity”

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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.