George Orwell, 1984.
AP Report on Venezuela Touts How Chronic Shortages ‘Bury Mindless Consumerism’ (also at Bizzyblog)
It’s amazing how any reporter can cover the deepening economic crisis in Venezuela without saying a word about how the country got there.
But Associated Press reporter Hannah Dreier was up to the task. In a bizarre, sickening November 20 report on how its people are having to get “creative” in the face of chronic shortages of basic goods to get by, she acted as if those shortages — and the over five decades of worse problems in Cuba — somehow just happened.
Dreier also virtually celebrated the fact that conditions in that country can be seen as the fulfillment of a fond “dream” of deceased dictator Hugo Chavez’s dreams
Among Hugo’s “dream” you could count the Bolivarian [un]sanitary napkin.
I suggest Dreier try those.