Venezuela chaos uncomfortable for many on the left and right
On both sides of the pond there seems to be complete lack of coverage of the Venezuela chaos. The networks are more obsessed with Ukraine than they are the imploding socialist paradise that is to the US’s South.
This post by Francisco Toro clearly points out the frustration.
“After the major crackdown on the streets of major (and minor) Venezuelan cities last night, I expected some kind of response in the major international news outlets this morning. I understand that with an even bigger and more photogenic freakout ongoing in an even more strategically important country, we weren’t going to be front-page-above-the-fold, but I’m staggered this morning to wake up, scan the press and find…nothing”
Not even the death of international profile beauty queen in one of the protests has managed much press from the MSM around the world. Good to see her sacrifice for democracy is appreciated by the apologists for socialism in the media.
“Carmona, 22, was photographed being rushed to aid after being shot in the head on Tuesday in the Venezuelan city of Valencia. She was pronounced dead Wednesday .”
And, of course, those who have shilled for Chavez and his replacement are keen to keep it that way. In the UK it has gotten so bad that one politician threatened to sue anyone pointing out he was a shill for chavez.
Fortunately free speech campaigners are calling the idiots out and ignoring the threats of intimidation.
Then again, it is not only the left that wants this to stay out of the news. None other than head of the American Conservative Union, sponsors of the upcoming CPAC, has ties to Chavez. It seems the scourge of gay-conservatives and libertarians was perfectly happy to shill for communist Chavez for the right price. So where is the reportage about this leading light of the right and Venezuela? In the same place and coverage of the turmoil.
“ACU Chairman Al Cardenas’s web of relationships with Hugo Chavez’s cronies goes back for years and extends to defence of individuals involved in fraud, theft, and money laundering. The day before yesterday,”
The lack of coverage of the chaos in Venezuela is a disgrace and shows just how much pull the social democratic left has on the media. What you bet they would be all over it like a rash if the Maduro was deemed “far right”.