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Fake News Fail: Venezuelan Government Finally Orders Shutdown of CNN for Bogus and Misleading Reports

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Deep State TV network and master of fake news, CNN, now being kicked out of countries for spreading twisted propaganda and trying to destabilize societies and governments.

Among the fake news stories being broadcast on CNN in Venezuela have been bogus reports of President Maduro’s Venezuelan government selling illegal passports to Middle East terrorists and other drug traffickers

It is believed that CNN was intentionally trying to discredit and damage the government of Venezuela at a time of serious economic instability and heightened political tensions in the country.

The government’s patience for CNN’s fake news finally ran out this week – prompting the provisional shutdown of the US network in Venezuela. Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez went so far as to accuse CNN of a “war operation”.

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Venezuela’s media watchdog has ordered CNN’s Spanish-language channel off the air across the country, accusing it of engaging in a propaganda war. Nicolas Maduro said earlier the channel is “sticking its nose” in the country’s internal affairs and “manipulating” information.

The Venezuelan National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) has opened an “administrative sanctioning proceeding” against the CNN Español news channel for allegedly attempting to violate the “peace and democratic stability” of the country.

The sanctions were imposed “due to the content” that has been disseminated by the international news outlet in a “systematic and repeated way” in the channel’s daily programming, said a statement released by Conatel.

Conatel has ruled that CNN’s reporting often “lacks proof” and fuels a “climate of intolerance” by distorting the truth in an “inadequate manner” – in contradiction to the provisions of article 58 of the Venezuelan constitution, which states that everyone has the right to timely and impartial information.

The move comes after a joint investigation by CNN and CNN Español claimed to have uncovered serious irregularities in the issuing of Venezuelan passports and visas inside the embassy in Baghdad. On February 6, CNN Español broadcast a report fingering Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami as one of those allegedly responsible for the scheme.

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The Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, accused CNN of launching a “propaganda war” against her country, after the channel reported about alleged passports sales to people linked to terrorism and drug trafficking. She accused the channel of spreading “an absolute lie” calling such an approach “a pity.”

“CNN en Español launched a psychological warfare operation, a war propaganda operation, mounted absolutely on falsehoods,” she said. Rodriguez also demanded action from the broadcast authorities and the legal team.

Prior to Conatel’s announcement, President Nicolas Maduro indicated that he wants the channel “out” of the country for its “manipulation” of news.

“CNN, do not get into the affairs of Venezuelans. I want CNN well away from here. Outside of Venezuela. Do not put your nose in Venezuela,” Maduro said, as cited by El Nacional. “Some media like CNN tried to manipulate. They cannot manipulate! That is our business, of the Venezuelans.”

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  • Brad Dueringer

    CNN shouod be completely shut down. They are obviously propaganda nonsense and subversive.

  • Jackie Puppet

    Even socialist/communist countries regard CNN as fake news? LOL!

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  • Analyze_This_88

    CNN is working against governments and the interests of the real people in many countries – they are producing more FAKE NEWS than any other media organization. They are a danger to peace and stability in the world.

  • David Slater

    Brilliant! I haven’t watched MSM for years, so I’ve only recently started to tune into CNN (via Sky) out of interest, now they are being called fake. I can’t beliebe the arrogance of them, especially that Cuoumo plastic looking boy – shall we call him Ken instead (after Barbie and Ken). There’s plenty of Barbies on there I can’t name just now. I haven’t seen much “news” to be honest, over the last 2 months, cos everytime I “turn over” there’s just bloody adverts. CNN is nothing but corporate advertising. They surely treat it’s fans as stupid sheeple who buy into their fake news as well as naff adverting campaigns. Sadly, even in the UK, there are people who love to believe in the sheeple news networks – I think it gives them a cosy warm feeling for being the mindless consumerist sheep that they are.

  • DarkEyes

    Mr. Maduro is a wise man. He did the right thing in the interest of Venezuela and her people.

    Well done, Team Venezuela.

    • RJ O’Guillory

      …well..I wouldn’t go so far as to call him a…”wise man”…but on this issue, I see his point.

  • Justin Thought

    Wow, can you imagine if Donald Trump were to finally shut down this lie factory? Every (remaining) news outlet would be painting him as a fascist dictator who doesn’t believe in the First Amendment and is ready to get the gas ovens ready to bake Jewish babies.

    Of course, the FACT that the First Amendment is to protect the ability to speak truth, not give license to lie, wouldn’t come into the narrative.

  • Alberto

    While reading this article my screen was overlaid by another screen that stated ‘this is a known fake news site.’ You cannot make this stuff up!

  • Susan O’neill

    Ever since Maduro set himself against US intervention policies he was always going to be the “new” war in waiting, whether drone strikes or propaganda, it was just a matter of time. The US is nothing if not predictable.

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