Well, once again Narconews (news against the war on drugs in Latin America) proved to be an accurate source of news, but this Hannah Baldock in Caracas just ruined my night, of course I was also sick with a bug and I could not sleep well, so I wanted to see how the expected (by the Venezuela blogsters of the left) victory of Chavez was going.
I have to say here that I am ambivalent of Chavez winning or losing, the biggest victory goes to the people of Venezuela by embracing democracy.
Everything was going in a way that was pissing the corporate press, when all of the sudden, The Independent of the UK popped up with that headline. It was too much, I now wanted to know then how the left sources I liked got the buzz from the people of Venezuela so wrong, and then pit them…
It turned that The Independent, a tabloid that leans to the left, got to swallow hook line and sinker what it turned to be the biased polls of the opposition in Venezuela. 2 hours after midnight, I was still trying make sense of the contradictions when suddenly the Independent removed the article, and the facts of the matter appeared in a new article:
But here is the thing, there was no acknowledgment of the snafu, and no mention of a correction, so Be Fruitful and Multiply you!* The Independent and Hannah Baldock!
Although my flu was one cause of it, you caused even more misery by making me surf for hours to find more info on what happened, and instead of coming clean; you only called the article “NEW!!” (the red banner has since disappeared)
So, I don’t care you are left leaning, I rather then thrust and get my news of Venezuela from the BBC or the blogsters that turned to be once again on the money.
Bloody tabloid reporter!……
[sub]… Now, where is my Nyquil?!?[/sub]
*However, not quite in those words! (Tip to the hat to Woody Allen)