viernes, 4 de noviembre de 2011

LIBIA: El periodismo "militante" que Soledad Gallego-Díaz sólo ve en Argentina

Algunos de los esbirros de la OTAN en Libia:

Wyre Davies de la BBC

Nic Robertson de CNN

Harris Faulkner de FOX News

Sara Sinder y Matthew Chance de CNN

Las cavilaciones de Soledad Gallego-Díaz en el diario El País de España sobre el periodismo "militante" en Argentina:

1 comentario:

Lolamento dijo...

Maravilloso postín compañero. Brillante. ¡Que linda atada de cabos que has hecho!. Deberias publicitarla en el pasquin de PRISA (El Pais) donde estan denostando a los gobiernos progresistas/populistas de toda la America del Sur.

En otro postín tuyo te conte del Americano Tranquilo. Aqui va un poco mas, esta vez el desprestigiado fue el New York Times:

"Reds' Time Bombs Rip Saigon Center" blared a headline in The New York Times of January 10, 1952. Written by Tillman Durdin, a Times reporter in Saigon working in tight collaboration with the CIA, the story called the bombing "one of the most spectacular and destructive single incidents in the long history of revolutionary terrorism" carried out by "agents here of the Vietminh." A blood-chilling photo of the carnage appeared as "Picture of the Week" in the January 28 LIFE magazine, with a caption that asked people to focus on the most gruesome results of this terrorism by the "Viet Minh Communists":

"The bomb blew the legs from under the man in the foreground and left him, bloody and dazed, propped up on the tile sidewalk."

The bombing certainly came at a convenient time for the warhawks, including LIFE, whose previous week's lead editorial, "Indo-China Is in Danger," was a near panicky call for major U.S. participation in the Vietnam war (which the French were still fighting, with U.S. assistance), because "It's all one war, and our war, whether the front be in Europe, Korea, or Indo-China."

Graham Greene, who was then wintering in Saigon, wondered how LIFE happened to have a photographer on the scene, as he explained in his 1980 memoir, Ways of Escape: "The Life photographer at the moment of the explosion was so well placed that he was able to take an astonishing and horrifying photograph which showed the body of a trishaw driver still upright after his legs had been blown off." ... "This photograph was reproduced in an American propaganda magazine published in Manila over the caption The work of Ho Chi Minh" Greene continued, despite the fact that General Trinh Minh Thé, a warlord masquerading as Vietnam's savior from colonialism and communism, "had promptly claimed the bomb as his own."

"Who," Greene pondered, "had supplied the material" to this "bandit"?

A few months after this bombing and a series of bicycle bombs set off later in January by Thé's agents, Greene began writing his answer in The Quiet American. During the Vietnam War and its sequels, the novel became routinely labeled "prophetic."