I think the real issue for many of us with Chomsky, and what makes him less credible in our eyes, almost regardless of the issue, is that he really believes in that type of govt. While he criticizes them for not diversifying the economy and for corruption, he basically thinks they were on the right course otherwise. By that comment you are going to brand me a ultraright winger, but on most issues I am a centrist.
Also, before you get all sanctimonious about the right wing media and their intellectual dishonesty, have you read Página 12 or seen C5N recently?
The thing is, the stats, which he often cited, shows that the left wing government was very beneficial to the poor and society UNTILL the other issues he mentions took hold.
That's why he is totally consistent, and, as far as the actual stats on poverty etc go, correct factually.
Im not being sanctimonious. I was only discussing the previously posted link and giving a more credible one. In that context it's logical to also mention the other issues about right wing propaganda.
Yes there is also propaganda on the left. But Chomsky isn't a propagandist, and so to counter his analysis with clearly partisan drivel can't be left without commenting on imo.
Ps: I don't recall having branded anyone an ultra right winger. But when I see populist right wing propagandist talking points paraded out as fact, I call people on it. That doesn't mean they themselves are ultra right wing by any means.