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Socialism Absent From 1,500-Word NY Times Report on Brazil-Venezuela Border Tensions

Posted on 29 April 2018

<p>As Venezuela's socialism-driven disaster deepens, the press's unwillingness to recognize its cause has gone from being "merely" negligent and outrageous to absolutely disgusting. This obvious failure, which is almost certainly conscious and deliberate, is present even when a journalist's work portraying the human element of the crisis is otherwise compelling. Such is the case with Ernesto Londoño's Saturday report at the <em>New York Times</em> about how refugees fleeing that country are overwhelming the ability of towns in northern Brazil to handle them.</p>