Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Beware Air America Radio!

During their 2pm EST newscast on Dec. 12th, 2006, Air America Radio's newsreader claimed that Salvador Allende "committed suicide" during the 1973 coup. This is not a fact, but propaganda that the fascist junta put out. In fact, Allende was murdered in Moneda Palace resisting the coup. We know this because 1) his character and personality, 2) the claim of suicide with a submachine gun is ludicrous, 3) it was obvious that the junta wanted to discredit Allende and prevent his memory from being a rallying point for opponents of the fascists, and 4) even the FBI, friends of the fascists, concluded that the suicide story was false. They came to this conclusion during their reluctant investigation of the terrorist bombing murders of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt in Washington, D.C. in 1976.

Alleged progressives shouldn't repeat fascist propaganda as "news." And anyone broadcasting purported news to the public should get their facts straight. (Of course the U.S. media in general is just propaganda.)

The fundamental problem with AAR is that it's just a thinly disguised propaganda arm of the Democratic Party. The worst reactionaries in that Party are fawned over on air as honored guests.