Aaaand, carrying on the “truth in journalism” theme and how mainstream media promotes false truths:
Não é a falta de isenção, esse velho mito do jornalismo, que incomoda e desacredita determinados órgãos da imprensa, mas seu farisaísmo.
“It’s not the lack of objectivity, this old myth of journalism, that bothers and undermines the credibility of certain media outlets, but their farsical-ness.”
Segundo o ex-presidente Jimmy Carter, que já monitorou 92 eleições mundo afora, o processo eleitoral na Venezuela é o melhor do mundo. Essa informação, apesar de corriqueira e ainda não desmentida, nunca foi veiculada, nem sequer levada em consideração, pela imprensa conservadora americana, que trata a Venezuela como uma ditadura igual a outros regimes autoritários para os quais, por motivos ideológicos, faz vista grossa.
According to ex-president Jimmy Carter, who has monitored 92 elections all over the world, the electoral process in Venezuela is the best in the world. This piece of information, however common and so far unproved to be wrong, is never mentioned or even taken into consideration by the conservative media in America [editor’s note: just the conservative media?], which treats Venezuela as a dictatorship in the same line as other autocratic regimes that it ignores for ideological reasons.
What I forgot to say in the last post is that not even The Newsroom is free of these false truths that are so often taken for granted in American journalism, especially the naive ones about journalism itself, spoutedad nauseumon CNN commercials.
Disclaimer: we are not necessarily defending Hugo Chávez here, but we are criticizing how “journalistic objectivity” doesn’t apply to him or several other “accepted truths”, such as this assertion heard during the Veep debate by the moderator: “Iran is the greatest threat to U.S. national security.”