Associated Press and right-wing math: 300,000 = 100,000 and less in Mexico City's Zocalo Square.
In Washington, DC we are used to corporate math. If 500,000 protestors
turn out for an anti-Iraq war demonstration, the AP rounds the number down to
100,000. If 300,000 protest, the number is shaved to "tens of thousands."
Of course, the AP can always cite "official" police "estimates"
that are also bogus. The police cleverly arrange pedestrian barricades to give
the appearance that less people are in the streets than the actual numbers.
The purpose of this "fuzzy math" is to demoralize the political opposition.
It is a favorite trick of the right-wing propagandists. If Rev. Martin Luther
King were to march on Washington today, his numbers would be described as "tens
of thousands," not the 300,000 who actually marched on the nation's capital.
Now, again, the AP has "cooked" numbers to suit their political and
corporate oligarchy masters. They have reported that a mere 100,000 protestors
demonstrated in Mexico City's Zocalo Square yesterday against the electoral
fraud in the Mexican presidential election that robbed Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
of the presidency. The AP also continues to refer to Lopez Obrador and his supporters
as "leftists," while oil industry lickspittle and fraud, Felipe Calderon,
is described as "pro-market" and "conservative," and not
as a proto-fascist right-winger on the payroll of the Bush-Carlyle global cartel.
The corporate handbill, Time magazine, headlined Calderon's fraudulent victory
as a "vote for stability."
Calderon, the Bushes, and the oil cartel will not have an easy time of it in
Mexico. From Baja California to Oaxaca and from the Mexico City slums to Yucatan,
the progressive forces are organizing to prevent Calderon from assuming control
of Mexico. A Lopez Obrador administration that has to achieve its rightful victory
by battling the storm troopers of the oligarchs will be far less likely to cooperate
with an American government that is building concentration camps to detain illegal
immigrants and an Israeli-style wall on the southern border with Mexico. The
Aztec Gods must be smiling at this "perfect storm" that is brewing
in their ancient land.
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