90 Miles From Tyranny : ‘Socialism,’ A Word Too Honest for 93% of Nets’ Venezuela Reports

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

‘Socialism,’ A Word Too Honest for 93% of Nets’ Venezuela Reports

Socialism causes “hellish” suffering and desperation for Venezuelans. But there’s been a major failure by the broadcast networks in their coverage of the South American country’s economic collapse.

They’re not mentioning socialism, hardly at all.

The broadcast networks have reported on the hunger, the desperation and the struggle for power in Venezuela, but their reports refused to name the reason and the ideology behind the suffering 93 percent of the time.

The word “socialism” or “socialist” was left out of 93 percent 44 out of 47 reports) about Venezuela. That included stories on ABC, CBS and NBC evening news reports on Venezuela between Feb. 1, 2018, and Feb. 21, 2019. All three of the stories that acknowledged socialism aired on NBC Nightly News.

Even as President Donald Trump spoke out against socialism on Feb. 18, and criticized President Nicolas Maduro, CBS Evening News focused on American protests over a border wall and included only a snippet of Trump’s remarks.

Showing images of protesters shouting “Trump has to go,” Nancy Cordes reported, “As the president spoke out against a Venezuelan dictator, protesters from Newark to Denver said he is the one overstepping his authority.”

Although the evening news programs showed the desperation (including mothers saying “our children are going to die”) ABC, CBS and NBC often failed to expose the connection between socialism and suffering. The situation is so bad that people search through garbage for food, die in hospitals for lack of medicine and many choose to risk their lives by...

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1 comment:

matism said...

The tribe merely wants to reprise their success in Russia in the early 20th century and expand their One World Government across the globe. 50 million "broken eggs" were not enough for them. Remember that next time they start whining about 6 million.