FAIL: New York Times reports starvation in Venezuela, North Korea – omits socialism

The New York Times has finally learned that millions of people are starving in North Korea and Venezuela. Their silence over the last few years has been interesting, but their ignorance to the source of their hunger and destitute is even more fascinating.

On Sunday, the leftist newspaper published two articles: “Hunger in North Korea Is Devastating. And It’s Our Fault.” and “As Venezuela Collapses, Children Are Dying of Hunger.

Both pieces go into detail about the devastating situations in the socialist-run country and the communist-run nation. It is heart-wrenching to fathom just how much suffering there is occurring in the states run by tyrannical governments.

Unfortunately, the newspaper failed to report the true cause of the humanitarian crisis: socialism.

The authors did not mention the words “socialism” or “communism” even once. They referred to the ruling Socialist party in Caracas, but that was all they did.

Kim Jong-un is ruling North Korea with an iron fist, imposing restrictions and strict controls on just about everything (though, he is allowing markets to be born in Pyongyang). Nicolas Maduro has instituted the hallmarks of socialism: price controls, production quotas, nationalization of industry, and totaliarianism.

Of course, detractors will say that this is not real communism or socialism. That’s just nonsense.

This isn’t the first time that such a thing has happened in the media. Earlier this year, John Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” recorded a feature on Venezuela. However, as he dived deep into the details, he, too, omitted socialism (SEE: John Oliver fails on Venezuela, completely ignores socialism).

The New York Times is ostensibly a celebrated publication (why?), but refusing to admit that socialism has ruined Venezuela, or that communism is a disastrous ideology, suggests that they are nothing more than partisan hacks who likely still have positive feelings of socialism.

Perhaps that is the mantra of today’s journalists: feelings over facts, emotions over substance.


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  1. these people that run these countries are the same brain-dead thinking that Bernie Sanders is. But when you ask Bernie Sanders about it he just says oh I haven’t analyzed that. The man 70 some years old and still hasn’t figured out reality. God help us if he ever gets close to the White House.

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