It’s Different, They’re White: Media Ignore Conflicts Around the World to Focus on Ukraine

Alan Macleod

MintPress News | March 02, 2022

KIEV, UKRAINE — We are living in dangerous times. All around the world, intense military actions are taking place. Last week alone, Russia launched a huge military invasion of Ukraine; Saudi Arabia carried out dozens of strikes on Yemen; Israel launched a wave of deadly missile attacks against Syria; and the United States restarted its bombing campaign in Somalia.

These four deadly incidents happened concurrently. Yet judging by media coverage, it is highly unlikely that many will even be aware of the final three. A MintPress News study of five leading Western media outlets found that overwhelming attention was paid to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, while the others were barely mentioned, if at all.

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Cuba Denounces New US Destabilization Attempts, Media Campaign

teleSUR | July 22, 2021

The Foreign Minister explained that, unlike previous comments, now Joe Biden considers Cuba among its top priorities and it will increase the pressure against the island.

The Foreign Minister explained that, unlike previous comments, now Joe Biden considers Cuba among its top priorities and it will increase the pressure against the island. | Photo: Twitter/ @BrunoRguezP

Rodriguez Parilla explained that “CNNEspañol disrespects the right of Americans and citizens of the world to receive free and truthful information in the same way that FOX channel manipulates images and videos with high technology.”

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla denounced on Thursday new destabilization attempts by the U.S. and rejected the U.S. decision to impose new sanctions against top government officials.

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Breaking through the Western Media Propaganda Coverage of Cuba Protests

Alan Macleod and Mnar Muhawesh Adley

MintPress News | July 16, 2021

Welcome to the MintCast Podcast — an interview series featuring dissenting voices the establishment would rather silence. I’m your host Mnar Adley.

A string of spontaneous protests in Cuba became the unlikely focus of worldwide media attention earlier this week, the story dominating headlines for two straight days. Political and media figures across the spectrum weighed in, including the President of the United States.

Joining me to discuss the protests, their causes, and the relationship between Cuba and the United States are Ben Norton and Alan MacLeod.

Ben Norton is a Nicaragua-based journalist, writer, and filmmaker. He is the assistant editor of investigative news outlet The Grayzone and the producer of the Moderate Rebels podcast, which he co-hosts with editor Max Blumenthal.

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Dear Media: Venezuela is Not Haiti

by JOE EMERSBERGER

Telesur | 08 October, 2016

When Westerners see “their media” participate in such a vile campaign, they should challenge it.

Refute the international media’s gross exaggerations and falsehoods about Venezuela and one response you’ll surely receive is that you are callously downplaying the pain that Venezuelans are experiencing in the midst of a deep recession. That response is aimed at giving journalists a pass to promote U.S.-backed regime change in Venezuela. It also gives them a pass to ignore hardships that are endured throughout Latin America when those hardships undermine the media’s propaganda campaign.

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