Common Dreams has the article Despite Anti-American ‘Baiting’ by NYT, Sanders Makes ‘No Apologies’ for Opposing Reagan-Backed Death Squads.
“Journalist” Sydney Ember’s remarks are in bold in the extract below.
My point was I wanted to know if you had heard that.
I don’t remember, no. Of course there was anti-American sentiment there. This was a war being funded by the United States against the people of Nicaragua. People were being killed in that war.
Do you think if you had heard that directly, you would have stayed at the rally?
I think Sydney, with all due respect, you don’t understand a word that I’m saying.
Do you believe you had an accurate view of President Ortega at the time? I’m wondering if you’re——
This was not about Ortega. Do you understand? I don’t know if you do or not. Do you know that the United States overthrew the government of Chile way back? Do you happen to know that? Do you? I’m asking you a simple question.
This is the perfect example of why I refer to this newspaper as The Dreaded New York Times. They are waging another propaganda campaign to sell a regime change war. Somebody has to stand up to them. This has gone beyond the point where being patient and polite is the correct response.
Seeing a little more of the dreaded NYT article quoted gives me a better understanding than what I picked up from more abbreviated accounts of this. It also clarifies for me how Bernie Sanders sees the current situation in Venezuela in relation to what he observed of what was going on in Nicaragua in the 1980s.