JOHNSTONE: MAINSTREAM JOURNALISTS WHO REFUSE TO DEFEND DISSIDENT JOURNALISTS ARE WORSHIPERS OF POWER | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

JOHNSTONE: MAINSTREAM JOURNALISTS WHO REFUSE TO DEFEND DISSIDENT JOURNALISTS ARE WORSHIPERS OF POWER

Alternative media circles have been buzzing for the last two days ever since news broke about the arrest of Grayzone journalist Max Blumenthal, who was reportedly jailed for two days after a SWAT-style police team showed up threatening to break his door down last Friday.

Blumenthal is charged with simple assault alleged to have taken place five months ago during the notorious standoff when the US government was working to remove the official Venezuelan government from its DC embassy and replace it with diplomats from the Guaido-led puppet government it was attempting to force into power. Dissident journalists, including Blumenthal, stationed themselves in the embassy in opposition to the illegal eviction and to document the behavior of the evictors. Blumenthal calls the assault charge “a 100 percent false, fabricated, bogus, untrue, and malicious lie.”

I watched the news of the embassy standoff with much interest, largely because the obnoxious, oafish behavior of the anti-Maduro counter-protesters on the scene were a perfect reflection of the obnoxious, oafish behavior I’d experienced from anti-Maduro accounts online. I’ve argued with every major political faction in America at one point or another, and some of them can be downright vile, but I’ve never run into such an intellectually dishonest, crude, nasty group of people in my three years on this job as those who’ve been cheering on the Trump administration’s regime change agenda in Venezuela.

There’s not a doubt in my mind that someone from this unscrupulous, shady group would be capable of making false allegations against a dissident journalist who disagreed with them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

On this issue, I have to agree with Ms. Johnstone; looking at the amount of codswallop and bovine excrement regularly thrown in the faces of contributors to WRH, as well as its long-time supporters, reality supports her conclusions in this article.

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