New York Times and Venezuela


Aleksander Boyd of caught the New York Times suggesting that povery in Venezuela has eased due to the vast increase in oil revenues. In fact, the Venezuelan government's own figures reveal that poverty has actually increased despite the huge windfall received by the regime of Marxist dictator Hugo Chavez. Whatever else Chavez is spending the money gusher on, it isn't making life better for Venezuela's poor.

But making a left wing anti—American Castro—wannabe look bad is not on the agenda of the New York Times. A reader of wrote to the public editor at the NYT, and still got basically nothing. Read the sorry exchange here. The former newspaper of record wants to leave some of the record out of the story.

Thomas Lifson   5 04 05