MANUFACTURING CONTEMPT

Freezing out Venezuela’s Maduro

May 28, 2013   ·   0 Comments

NYTX on Al Jazeera

By Oliver Stone, Keane Bhatt and Greg Wilpert: The New York Times is one of the chief offenders when it comes to Latin American affairs .... The continent has ...

Chavez

The New York Times on Venezuela and Honduras: A Case of Journalistic Misconduct

By Keane Bhatt: The day after Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez died, New York Times reporter Lizette Alvarez...

Carlos Garcia Rawlins-Reuters

What if The New York Times Covered the United States Like Venezuela?

By Keane Bhatt: On Sunday, February 10, The New York Times published a slight, 500-word dispatch on Venezuela from reporter William Neuman titled, “Venezuela, Despite Troubles, Proudly Seizes On a Hat.”

Julian Assange and Emilio Palacio

A Tale of Two Asylums: Assange, Palacio, and Media Hypocrisy

By Keane Bhatt: Every so often, world affairs offer us paired examples—two nearly identical instances through which we can better understand the role of powerful institutions, like the media.

Mercosur

The New York Times Publishes Misplaced Concerns Over Mercosur

By Keane Bhatt: On Tuesday, July 31, the presidents of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay met in Brasília and formally admitted Venezuela into Mercosur, the world’s third-largest trading bloc.

Haiti

On Haiti, Jared Diamond Hasn’t Done His Homework

By Keane Bhatt: In a July 29th speech at a fundraiser in Jerusalem, presidential candidate Mitt Romney attributed the stark difference in economic development between Israel and Palestine ...

Honduras Drug War

Honduras: What’s in it for the United States?

By Keane Bhatt: A June 20 blog post by Harvey Morris, featured on the website of The New York Times, pointedly asks in its headline, “Asylum for Assange: What’s ...

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Echoing the State: The New York Times on Honduras

By Keane Bhatt: Honduras has belatedly appeared on the radar of the U.S. media over the past couple of weeks. A joint U.S.-Honduras drug raid on ...

Latin America Unravels the Populist Putdown

By Keane Bhatt: Writing for The New York Times’ Economix blog on March 15, Simon Johnson, a former chief economist for the International Monetary Fund (IMF), provides a ...