Venezuela

Stossel: Socialist Propaganda

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The video that previously appeared on this page, "Stossel: Socialist Propaganda," described the role of state-funded English-language television channels in propping up corrupt and murderous regimes in Venezuela, Cuba, and Russia. After the video was released, teleSUR reporter Abby Martin pointed out a factual error—I said that her videos tell people that "the Venezuelan police don't shoot protestors." In fact, elsewhere in her video, she did report that "many have been killed by police." I apologize for this error. Martin also says that my characterization of her work at teleSUR and RT suggests that she lacked editorial independence. I never meant to imply that. I don't think I did. I'm sure Martin sincerely believes what she reports. In my opinion, that does not make her work for socialist state-run media less harmful. I encourage you to watch Martin's reports and decide for yourself.