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Nicolas Maduro Kicks CNN Out Of Venezuela, Accuses It Of Spreading Fake News
Zero Hedge ^ | 02/13/2017

Posted on 02/13/2017 9:58:30 AM PST by SeekAndFind

While tensions between President Trump and CNN dying down, a new scandal has erupted for the cable news network after Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday he wanted CNN out of the country, accusing it of spreading fake news, misrepresenting the truth and meddling in issues that are not of its concern.

"CNN, do not get into the affairs of Venezuelans. I want CNN well away from here. Outside of Venezuela. Do not put your nose in Venezuela," said Maduro during a political statement. Quoted by Fox News, Maduro made the comment after blaming the U.S. network of distorting the facts when reporting on irregularities at a Caracas public high school.

"Some media like CNN tried to manipulate. They cannot manipulate! That is our business, of the Venezuelans," he said.

Last week PanAmPost reported that a student demanded on national television that the president improve the conditions of his school, asking for security, infrastructure and food so his classmates wouldn’t faint from hunger anymore. CNN en Español visited the high school and talked with the staff about the student, and whether Maduro had made any improvements since that incident only to discover he had not.

Maduro said the young woman “uncovered a situation that had to be spoken about” adding that “I want the youth to tell the truth, to be critical and revolutionary, for us to go to solve the problems,” he said. “To attend to those problems, we must build a sense of belonging in each school. Lyceum belongs to me and I must take care of it.”

The demand for CNN to leave the country also came a few days after CNN en Espanol broadcast and posted online an in-depth investigation into how officials of the Venezuelan Embassy in Iraq allegedly sold Venezuelan passports and visas to suspected terrorists. “Passports in the Shadows” was the result of a yearlong investigation showcasing an account by a whistleblower, a former legal adviser to the Venezuelan embassy in Baghdad, and the government officials’ dismissal of the allegations.

Earlier on Sunday, Venezuelan police arrested and expelled two Brazilian reporters after they toured a structure built in 2012 by Odebrecht, the Brazilian company being investigated for a vast corruption scheme that allegedly touches several Latin American governments and heads of state.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; brazil; cnn; fakenews; gwot; iraq; maduro; odebrecht; passportfraud; passports; reporters; stolenpassports; venezuela; venezuelanvisas; visafraud
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1 posted on 02/13/2017 9:58:30 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

LMAO!! Those propagandists just can’t catch a break anywhere, can they?


2 posted on 02/13/2017 10:00:28 AM PST by ScottinVA ( Liberals' agony is my entertainment.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bravo! Next?


3 posted on 02/13/2017 10:02:22 AM PST by sarasota
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To: SeekAndFind

Haha!


4 posted on 02/13/2017 10:03:25 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I Love Bull Markets!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
No problem, they'll just set up a new "bureau" in Caracas and let one of Maduro's people vet every story.

Same arrangement they had with Saddam Hussein before 2003.

5 posted on 02/13/2017 10:03:51 AM PST by Steely Tom (Liberals think in propaganda)
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To: SeekAndFind
While tensions between President Trump and CNN are dying down, a new scandal has erupted...

Zero Hedge can't even open the article with a grammatically correct sentence addressing a real substantive truth.

The tension between the Trump administration and CNN is as strong as it has ever been.

6 posted on 02/13/2017 10:07:11 AM PST by DoughtyOne (NeverTrump, a movement that was revealed to be a movement. Thank heaven we flushed!)
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7 posted on 02/13/2017 10:07:15 AM PST by wastedyears (President of the United States Donald J. Trump)
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To: SeekAndFind

CNN’s reaction (well, most of the MSM) to be called out by anyone is to write even more bogus and negative articles without seeing the irony in doing so.


8 posted on 02/13/2017 10:10:46 AM PST by CatOwner
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t recall ever seeing a report on Venezuela on CNN, or any other MSM for that matter.


9 posted on 02/13/2017 10:13:01 AM PST by Hugin (Conservatism without Nationalism is a fraud.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The first of many.


10 posted on 02/13/2017 10:13:38 AM PST by The_Republic_Of_Maine (politicians beware)
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To: SeekAndFind

They faked the news back when they had their bureau office in Baghdad, but it was to cover up the known atrocities of Saddam Hussein. They’ve been faking the news for years.


11 posted on 02/13/2017 10:16:05 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: SeekAndFind
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12 posted on 02/13/2017 10:16:27 AM PST by timestax (American Media = Domestic Enemy)
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To: SeekAndFind

ROFLLMAO!!!! I love this, to bad the United States can’t kick them out of here!!!


13 posted on 02/13/2017 10:17:01 AM PST by HarleyLady27 ('THE FORCE AWAKENS!!!' Trump/Pence: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!)
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To: timestax
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14 posted on 02/13/2017 10:17:46 AM PST by timestax (American Media = Domestic Enemy)
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To: SeekAndFind

I dislike CNN, but I despise Maduro, the successor of the late un-lamented Hugo Chavez. If he hates them, they must have (however inadvertently) done something right.


15 posted on 02/13/2017 10:19:26 AM PST by drop 50 and fire for effect ("Work relentlessly, accomplish much, remain in the background, and be more than you seem.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Some media like CNN tried to manipulate. They cannot manipulate! That is our business, of the Venezuelans,” he said.”

CNN just needs to learn the rules! It’s MADURO’s job to manipulate not CNN’s! CNN is welcome back if they just regurgitate everything Maduro says without fact checking.

Shouldn’t be hard to do; just treat him like they treated Obama for 8 years.


16 posted on 02/13/2017 10:21:37 AM PST by FourtySeven ("It's not very nice getting a 'gut bomb' on your face.")
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To: Hugin
I don’t recall ever seeing a report on Venezuela on CNN, or any other MSM for that matter.

CNN produces a large amount of content for other countries and other regions of the world. Much of that content is never shown here.

As I understand it, much of that content is far too anti-American in tone to ever be shown to an American audience.

I think this is one of the ways they get permission to do business in countries that are not friendly to a "free press." They provide a certain agreed-upon percentage of "great Satan" stories, blaming local problems on America. In return, they're allowed a small amount of independence to have their news crews move around the country without being jailed or shot.

17 posted on 02/13/2017 10:26:49 AM PST by Steely Tom (Liberals think in propaganda)
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To: FourtySeven

Perfect. Ok, close enough anyway...


18 posted on 02/13/2017 10:27:20 AM PST by BlueDragon (my kinfolk had to fight off wagon burnin' scalp taking Comanches, reckon we could take on a few more)
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19 posted on 02/13/2017 10:27:27 AM PST by timestax (American Media = Domestic Enemy)
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20 posted on 02/13/2017 10:28:41 AM PST by timestax (American Media = Domestic Enemy)
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