SICK MSNBC Argues With Venezuelan-Americans That Trump = Chavez
October 29th, 2020 2:36 PM
According to MSNBC's Ellison Barber, the Trump campaign's appeal to Venezuelan-American voters in Florida warning of socialism is working, which naturally led her to interview two Trump supporters for Wednesday's MSNBC Live and argue that Trump is the one who is more like former socialist dictator Hugo Chavez.
1,563-Word NYT Venezuela Oil Crash Essay Didn’t Mention Socialism Once
October 8th, 2020 4:47 PM
Leave it to The New York Times (The Times) to publish a 1,000-plus-word story on the failed state of Venezuela’s collapsing oil sector without saying anything about socialism.
'Socialism' Ignored in NY Times Brazil-Venezuela Border Tensions Item
April 29th, 2018 2:11 PM
As Venezuela's socialism-driven disaster deepens, the press's unwillingness to recognize its cause has gone from being "merely" negligent and outrageous to absolutely disgusting. This obvious failure, which is almost certainly conscious and deliberate, is present even when a journalist's work portraying the human element of the crisis is otherwise compelling. Such is the…
‘Socialism’ Absent from 9,000-Word NYT Story on Venezulean Woes
March 4th, 2018 5:12 PM
The New York Times’ abject refusal to pin the socialism label on the failed and starving state of Venezuela is well-documented (as is the paper’s whitewashing of that and other tyrannical left-wing regimes). In the newest Times Sunday Magazine, writer Wil S. Hylton devoted nearly 9,000 words to fiery, often-imprisoned opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, “Can Venezuela Be Saved?…
Press More Reluctant Than Ever To Tag Collapsing Venezuela 'Socialist'
February 9th, 2018 9:18 PM
As Venezuela plunges deeper into humanitarian crisis, the broadcast and cable networks barely recognize its existence, while the print press, which during relatively tolerable times routinely celebrated the country's socialist government, is more reluctant than ever to use the S-word. Of six articles I found Friday afternoon about the horrid, deteriorating situation in that country, only…
NY Times Venezuela Starvation Story Barely Notes Its Socialist Govt.
December 19th, 2017 11:57 PM
Any list of the year's most ignored news stories has to include Venezuela's frightening deterioration. This once reasonably prosperous South American nation is now in the grips of a brutal socialist de facto dictatorship which is moving inexorably to consolidate its control, accompanied by an utterly wrecked economy. Families cannot feed their children, and many are dying. The New…
Vox Links Trump to Hugo Chavez: ‘A Threat to Democracy’
June 22nd, 2017 5:21 PM
On Thursday, Vox’s Carlos Meza released a Video on its YouTube channel comparing President Trump to Latin American dictator Hugo Chavez. This in addition to flatly calling the President a “Threat to democracy” in the same video.
As Venezuela Implodes, NBC Avoids Naming the Cause: Socialism
May 7th, 2017 5:29 PM
On Thursday, an Investor's Business Daily editorial cited a long list of news outlets which have recently covered the calamitous events in Venezuela, but which, in IBD's words, "continue to obfuscate, if not totally ignore" the fact that the country's implosion can be laid at the feet of one simple cause: "Socialism." One particularly appalling example exemplifying…
Maddow: Venezuelans Are Rioting Over Donations to Trump's Inauguration
April 22nd, 2017 3:44 PM
As Nicholas Fondacaro at NewsBusters noted on Friday, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow's obsession with the money raised for President Donald Trump's inauguration went into overdrive the previous evening. During the same show, Maddow combined that obsession with another one shared by most of the news media — the absolute necessity to avoid blaming Venezuela's dire economic…
NY Times Blames ‘Populism,’ Not Socialism, for Venezuela Crisis
April 4th, 2017 12:07 PM
Even in the face of obvious failure, the liberal media deflect blame for Venezuela’s economic collapse away from socialism. On April 1, New York Times columnists Max Fisher and Amanda Taub blamed “populism” for Venezuela's issues, using the economic crisis there to explain the dangers of populism while essentially ignoring socialism’s…
Columnist: Trump an Enemy of the Media, Just Like Hugo Chavez
February 24th, 2017 5:19 PM
Almost fifteen years ago, South Park paid tribute to a trailblazing animated TV series by calling an episode “The Simpsons Already Did It.” According to Columbia Journalism Review columnist Joel Simon, regardless of the current hubbub over President Trump’s media-bashing, several “Latin American populist” heads of state, including the late Venezuelan president Hugo…
NYT’s Porter: ‘Authoritarian’ Trump Win May Put USA on Venezuela Path
January 4th, 2017 12:17 PM
Is the United States doomed to become the latest global victim of a dangerous strongman, a la Venezuela under Hugo Chavez? That's what economics reporter turned left-wing columnist Eduardo Porter thinks in Wednesday’s New York Times: “How Dysfunction Threatens U.S. Democracy.” What led to this dramatic conclusion? Trump’s election. Porter made a rare Times admission of…
NY Times, WashPost Soft-Soap Another Dead Communist Dictator
November 27th, 2016 8:11 PM
The New York Times and The Washington Post demonstrated again Sunday their warm feelings about communist dictators when they die.
The Times headline was “A Revolutionary Who Defied the U.S. and Held Cuba In His Thrall.” The Post headline was slightly more balanced: “Revolutionary remade Cuba: Dictator who defied U.S. was loathed, beloved.” For the Times, Anthony…
New Yorker Publishes a Tardy Report on Venezuela's Socialist Disaster
November 14th, 2016 10:52 PM
William Finnegan's lengthy report from Venezuela in the November 14 edition of the New Yorker begs two obvious questions: Where have you guys been? And why did you wait until the wee hours on November 7, the day before Election Day in the U.S., when almost everyone's attention was on the presidential and other contests, to post it online?
The report's headline asks a question: "…