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Monday, June 20, 2016

New York Times reports on desperate hunger and starvation in Venezuela, but omits mention of ‘socialism’

Thomas Lifson  . . . "Yet, oddly enough, in over 1,500 words on the situation, there is no mention whatsoever of socialism as a root cause.  Instead, low oil prices are blamed, and the only mention of a word related to socialism was this:

[1989 riots in Caracas] seared the memory of a future president,Hugo Chávez, who said the country’s inability to provide for its people, and the state’s repression of the uprising, were the reasons Venezuela needed a socialist revolution.
"Beyond that, there is no mention of the price controls, the demonization of business owners, the seizures of businesses, the decline in oil production thanks to state management, or any of the other socialist policies that make Venezuela the only oil producer in the world to see mass starvation in the wake of the oil price decline (that, incidentally, has reversed course of late).
"Quite clearly, the leftist media are busily engaged in covering up the evils perpetrated by socialism, just as assiduously as the Obama administration is covering up Islam’s root cause role in global violent jihad terrorism.

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