The Real News Network has the panel discussion Attempted Coup in Venezuela with Abby Martin, Greg Wilpert, Paul Jay.
They don’t call this The Real News Network for nothing. You wonder how much the oligarchs’ media mouthpieces know they are lying to us, as opposed to being incredibly naive. I have no respect for Andrea Mitchell, but I used to think that Lester Holt had a smidgen of integrity.
Associated Press, for example, had an article that just came out today talking about how the Trump administration has been meeting with governments all over the country, all over the Latin American region, basically trying to get them to be on the same page. Juan Guaido himself snuck out of Venezuela and traveled throughout Latin America to make sure that everybody’s on the same page. This was an agreement, I mean, to do this. And actually it’s kind of surprising in a way that they managed to get away with it, because the Maduro government seemed to have been taken by surprise by all of this. But this was really planned in the long term.
I also wonder if the government shutdown in the USA was a distraction from the planning of this Venezuelan coup d’état.