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1210, 28 Jan 19

CNN Does Best to Spin Venezuela

Despite 20 years of the Left celebrating Socialist Venezuela, now they are trying to claim that something else caused the misery currently being felt. Yes, it is about yet another failure of socialism. Sadly, history is full of failed socialist nations.

As the dispute over who should lead Venezuela escalated to a larger geopolitical struggle between the United States, Russia, China and others, we spent nearly a week inside the country attending protests, talking to soldiers, meeting rich and poor. Their live crisis is not about the fate of socialism in South America, or Cold War-era geopolitics, they told us. It is a very simple emergency of hunger.
The average Venezuelan lost an average of 11 kilos (24 pounds) in 2017, the result of years of inflation, economic mismanagement and corruption. Venezuela was once the richest petrostate in the region, but in one Caracas supermarket last week, no eggs or bread could be found. A modest basket of water, nuts, cheese, ham and fruit cost $200 US.

1210, 28 January 2019


  1. Jason

    They’re working hard on losing all the credibility.  First swallowing up Buzz Feeds lie about the “Trump told me to lie”.  Then the Nathan Phillips scandal.  Now this.

    Seems like they’re taking LeRoy’s approach… say a lot of stuff but never come back and correct mistakes or admit being wrong.

  2. Kevin Scheunemann

    Fake news CNN.

    Venezuela is a human rights disaster caused by socialist idiots.

    American liberals should apologize to humanity for what they propped up and supported here.

  3. dad29


    Not Orange Man’s fault?

  4. MjM

    …and Dem Pretty Grrl Occasional-Cortex remains silent.

  5. Kevin Scheunemann

    We should demand every leftist apologize for Venezuela and renounce their economic evil.

  6. jjf

    Mjm, sexist much?

    Kevin, yeah, you should demand that!  Go right ahead!  Tell us how any of us can make demands like this!  Any leftist has to apologize for anything you can point at that any other non-righty did in the world!  Make ’em apologize for Sweden and Denmark, too!  They’re going to fail any minute now!

  7. Kevin Scheunemann


    If Sweden and Denmark were socialist, then I would.

  8. jjf

    So you’re saying that Democrats in the USA aren’t socialist, because they’re mostly free market, too?

  9. Le Roi du Nord


    You have condemned all the Scandinavian countries for being socialist.  Now you wised up.  What took you so long?

  10. Kevin Scheunemann


    I’m saying socialists/Democrats/idiot liberals in USA are closer to Venezuela in policy application than Denmark.

  11. Le Roi du Nord


    Really? Your words don’t seem to reflect that .  What changed your mind on the Scandinavians; standard of living?  Quality of life?  Health care?

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