Scott talks to Ken Silverstein about what’s really going on in Venezuela. The mainstream media will tell you that the country is starving and in chaos, but Silverstein has been there himself and says that most people actually have food and support Maduro more than the opposition. The negative coverage, says Silverstein, is an attempt to build support for a U.S.-backed coup, which he thinks is unlikely to actually ever succeed.
Discussed on the show:
- “Why a Coup Is Unlikely in Venezuela” (The New Republic)
- “Caracas Chronicles, Part I of an Ongoing Series” (Washington Babylon)
- Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Ken Silverstein is a DC-based investigative journalist and the creator of washingtonbabylon.com. He is the author of The Secret World of Oil and Private Warriors. Follow him on Twitter @KenSilverstein1.
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