My guest today is Elizabeth Godo, a media studies student from Toronto, who has written an excellent analysis of the US media’s treatment of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.

Hugo Chávez

Elizabeth recently went through all of the New York Times’ coverage of Chávez over several years and picked out the recurring labels used to describe him: “ex-coup leader”, “leftist”, which, as she says, “repeatedly establishes the context within which the American audience is lead to evaluate President Chávez.”

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