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Sunday, June 22, 2008

The real story, and Associated Press' story

The real story: Chavez is nationalizing the mining industry. Let's look at three headlines:

CNN correctly states Venezuela 'taking control' of mines".

The IHT couches the seizure of property by citing the environment minister: Environment minister says Venezuela is asserting national interest in mining sector. At least they have the delicacy of attributing the propaganda to a Venezuelan government official.

But leave it to Associated Press to put a real gloss on the pig's lipstick: Venezuela puts nation's interests first in mining. They don't need to attribute the propaganda to any environment minister; they can do a propaganda job on their own, thanks. Those are the folks that, if you quote them, will have you go through the toll booth.

Good luck on that, AP.

AP's confused.


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