Manufacturing Contempt

Mainstream coverage of Latin America plays an outsize role in shaping public perceptions, discourse, and policies toward the region. Manufacturing Contempt, a blog affiliated with the Media Accuracy on Latin America (MALA) project, takes a critical look at the U.S. press and its portrayals of the hemisphere. By regularly scrutinizing prominent news and opinion, this blog intends to highlight broader tendencies in the media, and how they are shaped by money, power, and ideology.