Washington Post Plays Ukraines Lapdog
Global Research, June 11, 2015
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Image: The Washington Post building. (Photo credit: Daniel X. ONeil)
There once was a time when the U.S. news media investigated U.S. imperial adventures overseas, such as Washington-sponsored coups. Journalists also asked tough questions to officials implicated in corruption even if those queries were inconvenient to the desired propaganda themes. But those days are long gone, as the Washington Post demonstrated again this week.
On Wednesday, the Posts editorial board had a chance to press Ukraines Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk about the U.S. governments role in the Feb. 22, 2014 coup that elevated him to his current post after he was handpicked by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland, who declared Yats is the guy in a pre-coup intercepted phone call.
Wouldnt it have been interesting to ask Yatsenyuk about his pre-coup contacts with Nuland and U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt and what their role was in fomenting the regime change that ousted elected President Viktor Yanukovych and hurtled Ukraine into a civil war? Sure, Yatsenyuk might have ducked the questions, but isnt that the role that journalists are supposed to play, at least ask? [See Consortiumnews.coms What Neocons Want from Ukraine Crisis.]