|English | Español||April 21, 2018 | Issue #29|
Forero Returns from Caracas
Texto de la Caricatura:
Forero regresa de la conferencia de prensa con Hugo Chávez…
FORERO: Lo siento jefe, ¡fallé otra vez!
GWB: ¡Howell! Mira, chico, ¿no tienes un mejor pistolero para mí en Venezuela?
Texto do cartum:
Forero volta da coletiva de imprensa com Hugo Chávez…
FORERO: Desculpa chefe, pisei na bola outra vez!
GWB: Howell! Olha, garoto, você num tem um pistoleiro melhor para mim na Venezuela, não?
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Read the Narco News report upon which this editorial cartoon comments:
Chávez Beats Forero (Again)
One Year After Venezuela’s Counter-Coup, a Winner and a Loser Duel
By Luis Gómez
Narco News Andean Bureau Chief
Juan Forero is a New York Times “reporter” whose deeds and misdeeds throughout Latin America have been the subject of Narco News reports since the summer of 2001. As Luis Gómez reported this month from Caracas, Venezuela, Forero’s behavior at an April 11th presidential press conference there raised a lot of eyebrows, and a few chuckles.
George W. Bush is the Court Appointed “President” of the United States, who has failed on multiple occasions to topple the ELECTED government of President Hugo Chávez in Venezuela. Could it be jealousy? Maybe: Chávez and his allies have won six national elections in four years.
“Howell,” with whom Bush is portrayed as speaking with on the telephone, is Howell Raines, executive editor of the New York Times, the “newspaper of record” in the United States.
Raines, a “Democrat” to Bush’s “Republican” does a fine dance – like the leaders of the U.S. “opposition” political party he supports – of simulating “democracy” in the United States. But when push comes to shove, he stands as a shining example of how, as Narco News School of Authentic Journalism professor Barry Crimmins says, “the two party system just means that the corporations cut two checks instead of one.”
Raines, although certainly aware of Forero’s ethical lapses and knowingly untrue reports from Venezuela, Colombia, and our América, nonetheless sent Forero to Caracas, Venezuela, to cover the first anniversary of the April 2002 coup d’etat that Forero had called, at the time, a “resignation” by the then-kidnapped president of Venezuela.
Raines’ latest gamble, though, didn’t work out any better than his previous bets on Forero.
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For more information on New York Timesman Juan Forero’s activities in our América see:
Atrocity’s Apologist, by Al Giordano, August 23, 2001
Three Days that Shook the Media, by Al Giordano, April 15, 2002
Copycat Journalists Forero and Miller, by Dan Feder, December 12, 2002
For more work by Latuff, see:
- The Fund for Authentic Journalism