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Venezuela's government shuts down CNN

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posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 05:30 AM
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Looks like folks here in the US aren't the only ones sick off CNN. I don't believe in shutting them down though, it's better just to not watch. But in socialist counties like Venezuela, freedom of the press (I use that term lightly for CNN) is not a thing.


CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government pulled CNN in Spanish from the nation's airwaves on Wednesday, shutting off the news channel after officials angrily criticized a report alleging the country's diplomats sold passports to members of a Middle East terror group.

The National Telecommunications Commission announced it initiated sanctions because of news stories that it considered "direct aggressions" that "threaten the peace and democratic stability" of Venezuela, the agency said in a news release.

The move comes as the new U.S. administration seems to be trying to further isolate Venezuela's embattled socialist President Nicolas Maduro. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump called on Maduro to release jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, saying he should be let "out of prison immediately."

Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said Wednesday that the CNN report and the sanctions were intimately linked and part of a foreign media-backed conspiracy to remove Maduro. The previous night, she delivered a letter to the acting head of the U.S. Embassy in Caracas formally protesting the sanctions.


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The suspension of CNN in Spanish followed a steady stream of criticism aimed by Venezuelan officials at CNN since the investigative report was aired Feb. 6. CNN's story was based on a whistleblower's allegations that Venezuelan officials had been selling passports from the country's embassy in Iraq to people of Middle Eastern origin, including a few members of Hezbollah.



edit on Thu Feb 16 2017 by DontTreadOnMe because: trimmed overly long quote IMPORTANT: Using Content From Other Websites on ATS




posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 05:59 AM
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Screw the dictator, if some of my countrimen can see this

CNN live stream
edit on 16-2-2017 by Indigent because: (no reason given)


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posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 06:19 AM
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Wish we could ban FAKE News outlet CNN here too.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 06:24 AM
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With luck more countries will follow venezuelas lead and ban cnn as well .



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 06:27 AM
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Sounds like what Trump and many of his supporters want to do. Suppress the freedom of the press and free speech of those that do not push favorable content.


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posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 06:29 AM
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"direct aggressions" that "threaten the peace and democratic stability"
"instrument of war in the hands of real mafias."

That sounds like a good description.

It's sad that it came to this, but CNN has seriously made themselves into something other than journalists.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 06:37 AM
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originally posted by: BlueAjah
It's sad that it came to this, but CNN has seriously made themselves into something other than journalists.



Not really. CNN is who they have always been.

What changed is that CNN became the scapegoat, the icon of "fake news", after it was discovered the Right Wing had been trolled by fake news sites looking to make a buck, by creating completely fabricated "news".

The reaction out of embarrassment was to turn the attention to the MSM and label them as fake.

CNN has been coming out hard lately with their stories on the new admin, showing Trump they will not be bullied.

I like that.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 06:45 AM
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originally posted by: Echo007
Wish we could ban FAKE News outlet CNN here too.



But you can't and you never will


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posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 06:54 AM
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originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: BlueAjah
It's sad that it came to this, but CNN has seriously made themselves into something other than journalists.



Not really. CNN is who they have always been.

What changed is that CNN became the scapegoat, the icon of "fake news", after it was discovered the Right Wing had been trolled by fake news sites looking to make a buck, by creating completely fabricated "news".

The reaction out of embarrassment was to turn the attention to the MSM and label them as fake.

CNN has been coming out hard lately with their stories on the new admin, showing Trump they will not be bullied.

I like that.

Guess you have already forgotten Donna Brazille? Loads of journalistic and editorial integrity with that lot eh?
CNN is crap pretending to not be crap.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:00 AM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody

originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: BlueAjah
It's sad that it came to this, but CNN has seriously made themselves into something other than journalists.



Not really. CNN is who they have always been.

What changed is that CNN became the scapegoat, the icon of "fake news", after it was discovered the Right Wing had been trolled by fake news sites looking to make a buck, by creating completely fabricated "news".

The reaction out of embarrassment was to turn the attention to the MSM and label them as fake.

CNN has been coming out hard lately with their stories on the new admin, showing Trump they will not be bullied.

I like that.

Guess you have already forgotten Donna Brazille? Loads of journalistic and editorial integrity with that lot eh?
CNN is crap pretending to not be crap.


CNN denounced what she did and had nothing to do with it. That was on Brazile.

I'm not saying they are not biased, but they sure are not fake news.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:03 AM
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a reply to: introvert

The Russian hooker urine thing wasn't fake news?



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:06 AM
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originally posted by: FauxMulder
a reply to: introvert

The Russian hooker urine thing wasn't fake news?


No. CNN reported on a very real dossier.

Whether what it contained is true or not is another story.


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posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:11 AM
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a reply to: introvert

So they reported on a real dossier filled with fake things. That makes it fake news.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:16 AM
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a reply to: FauxMulder

Who can say that the "fake things" are really, REALLY "fake"?

Who owns this information?

Or is it just an opinion ("can't be true, so it must be fake!")?


What I want to say is: CNN reported about something. If that something is made intently to make CNN look bad, it is not automatically CNNs error. It is a problem for their standing, but they did not make an error reporting this dossier!



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:20 AM
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a reply to: introvert

not true please source


they were"uncomfortable"
bs
CNN is crap
CNN tried to impact the USA election of the president not just report on it



In a statement, CNN said it was "completely uncomfortable with what we have learned about her interactions with the Clinton campaign while she was a CNN contributor." CNN said it "never gave Brazile access to any questions, prep material, attendee list, background information or meetings in advance of a town hall or debate."

money.cnn.com...



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:25 AM
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a reply to: shooterbrody



not true please source


How is it not true? You provided a source and proof.



CNN tried to impact the USA election of the president not just report on it


No. CNN had nothing to do with it. Brazile tried to give Hillary a step-up in the debate, which doesn't matter a bit because each side always declares their candidate the winner and it does not have an effect on the election.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:29 AM
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a reply to: introvert

denounce is not the same as uncomfortable(unless it is to make your imbecilic point)

CNN is not supposed to be ON A SIDE what part of that do you not get?



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:29 AM
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originally posted by: FauxMulder
a reply to: introvert

So they reported on a real dossier filled with fake things. That makes it fake news.


I don't believe much of what's in the dossier has been proven to be false or true, except the part where communication with foreign nationals had taken place.

So we cannot say it's fake. Even if it is, CNN did not fabricate the story. They simply reported on it. So they are not fake news either.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:33 AM
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originally posted by: introvert
Sounds like what Trump and many of his supporters want to do. Suppress the freedom of the press and free speech of those that do not push favorable content.


Nope I just quit watching CNN and now slap my label of "fake news" on them. Same as they like to throw labels on me as a white male Trump supporter. Only difference is I've watched CNN and seen the fake news with my own eyes.

They don't even know who I am. Yet they have a label for me. Funny how that works. On top of that, they have continuously pushed racist & divisive news a lot lately. Nobody wants to watch that crap, unless you buy into the crap being fed to you. So watch out, I'm the white boogeyman out to take advantage of anyone of a different color...


Did you miss the part that a Socialist country banned CNN? Says a lot to me, but go ahead and ignore that part.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:36 AM
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a reply to: shooterbrody



denounce is not the same as uncomfortable(unless it is to make your imbecilic point)


Are you unable to comprehend what they said? They said they are uncomfortable with what they have learned and never gave her access to questions.

If you want to split hairs with the word 'denounce', it's a waste of time. I'm sure it would not matter what they had said. You would not be satisfied.



CNN is not supposed to be ON A SIDE what part of that do you not get?


Ok. I agree. You still have not made the case they are fake news.



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