And before you say anything, it’s not the politics, either. Yeah, sure we all know Mary Anastasia O’Grady is right wing and we know her employer is right wing. Look…ok….fine…she’s going to try and win one for Dubya and Gipper and although not a personal taste, it’s not STFU material. What we’re talking about here is a serial ignorance of Latin American affairs that has no excuse possible amongst sentient beings.
- When she writes about Honduras, people who really know about Honduras (eg Rhodes’ scholars living and working there) spot the glaring factual errors in nanoseconds.
- When she writes about Bolivia, people who really know about Bolivia (as well as a whole bunch of eggheads) blow away her false statements and blather without even pausing for breath.
- When she writes about El Salvador, her deceptions and lies even manage to evoke the ire of a Lutherian minister who is a leading authority on the country (e.g. invited election observer, many years in country, trusted by all the political spectrum etc etc).
- When she writes about Ecuador, her blatantly false accusations piss off the country’s President so much that he slaps a lawsuit on her paper’s tush.
And you’ll note (to spare us all some pain) I haven’t even mentioned Venezuela on that list. So please, Mary Anastasia O’Grady, for once in your life do a bit of fact checking and pretend that your readership are not morons just waiting to get their brains washed, rinsed and repeated.