The ongoing fall of Venezuela

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The ongoing fall of Venezuela

Post by Ares » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:54 pm

So, I'll be the first to admit that I don't follow international news as strongly as I should. Most of my news I get from online sources like the Phil Defranco show or from 60 Minutes, since they're some of the few news sources I actually find fairly reliable.

So I completely missed the cluster f*** that was the state of Venezuela. I mean . . . my God but the state of that country is heartbreaking and terrifying. Its hard to imagine a better modern example of how a corrupt government can lead to the suffering of its people and the collapse of a nation.

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Re: The ongoing fall of Venezuela

Post by Ken » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:52 am

Yeah, the situation in Venezuela doesn't get a lot of news coverage, at least not here in the U.S.

Part of it is that legacy media is generally pro-socialism, so running stories about another failed socialist state* isn't high on their priorities.

And part of the problem is that U.S. news generally doesn't give a **** about places that aren't the U.S. Places somehow attached to American interests will get some coverage, but mostly it's very Americentric. Even most of the non-legacy news outlets are still focused on the U.S. since they are trying to be an alternate point of view to the legacy media.

* - Yes I used the phrase failed socialist state as if there is any other kind. The other kind is the not yet failed socialist state.
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