CNN has come under a massive amount of scrutiny in recent weeks, as they attempted to perpetuate a bizarre new moniker for their enemies: “Fake” news.
As soon as the ludicrous term became part of the cable news canon, many were quick to point out that CNN itself has been at the forefront of dubious reporting for several decades. Now, an entire nation has decided that they have endured enough of the liberal media outlet’s nonsense.
“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.’
“Trump tweeted the message along with a photo from the Oval Office of him with Lopez’s wife, Lilian Tintori, as well as Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Marco Rubio.
“The meeting followed the Trump administration’s decision this week to sanction Vice President Tareck El Aissami, blacklisting him as a major international drug trafficker. The CNN report also singled out El Aissami as being partly responsible for illegal passport sales from his days as interior minister, when he oversaw the agency that issues travel documents.”
CNN’s lengthy history of dubious news goes back decades, and includes a litany of characters whose stories were not at all what they made them out to be – including Hillary Clinton’s “sniper fire” incident.
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