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Events in Venezuela the Mainstream Press is not reporting

By John Suarez in Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter:

Events in Venezuela that the Mainstream Press is not reporting

All the news they don't want you to know about.

Following events in Cuba and Venezuela with access to primary sources then reading about it in the mainstream press is a sometimes sobering affair. For example, in Venezuela on April 25, 2014 the rubber stamp Supreme Tribunal of Justice outlawed spontaneous peaceful protests in Venezuela in violation of international human rights standards. The Venezuelan military has mobilized troops and maintained a visible presence in areas where the populace are anti-regime. Finally today thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets in mass demonstrations against the political indoctrination of their children. You wouldn't know this from the mainstream media.The question to mainstream journalists is not all of this news?

The negative news about the broadcast, cable and print news has been a steady drumbeat for many years. However, news professionals before putting the blame on consumers, technology or other factors may want to take a closer look into how they are reporting and what they are producing in the way of news. The perception is that the quality of news reporting has declined and cable programs such as The Daily Show and The Colbert Report have had a lot of material to mine in ridiculing what goes on in the mainstream media and demonstrating its increasing irrelevance.

In the meantime it is the social media: youtube, twitter and facebook that gets around the mainstream media getting the news out.

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