Venezuela Takes CNN Off The Air Over "Fake News" Report

Tyler Durden's picture

Two days ago, we reported that Venezuela's President Maduro threatened to take CNN off the air as a result of accusations it was spreading propaganda and "fake news." Well, it is now official because as AP reports, Venezuela's government has officially suspended CNN in Spanish, shutting off the news channel after a report on fraudulent passports that drew angry criticism from officials.

The country's National Telecommunications Commission announced Wednesday that it initiated the "administrative sanction" because of news stories it considered "direct aggressions" against Venezuela.

As we explained on Monday, over the weekend Maduro said he wanted CNN out of the country, accusing it of spreading fake news, misrepresenting the truth and meddling in issues that are not of its concern. According to a PanAmPost report, Maduro's anger was the result of a student demand on national television that the president improve the conditions of his school, asking for security, infrastructure and food so his classmates wouldn’t faint from hunger anymore. CNN en Español visited the high school and talked with the staff about the student, and whether Maduro had made any improvements since that incident only to discover he had not.

Maduro said the young woman “uncovered a situation that had to be spoken about” adding that “I want the youth to tell the truth, to be critical and revolutionary, for us to go to solve the problems,” he said. “To attend to those problems, we must build a sense of belonging in each school. Lyceum belongs to me and I must take care of it.”

The demand for CNN to leave the country also came a few days after CNN en Espanol broadcast and posted online an in-depth investigation into how officials of the Venezuelan Embassy in Iraq allegedly sold Venezuelan passports and visas to suspected terrorists. “Passports in the Shadows” was the result of a yearlong investigation showcasing an account by a whistleblower, a former legal adviser to the Venezuelan embassy in Baghdad, and the government officials’ dismissal of the allegations.

The National Telecommunications Commission did not specifically mention the passport story or the school situation, but earlier in the day other government officials held a news conference to dispute the CNN story. So

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Paper Boy's picture
Paper Boy (not verified) IridiumRebel Feb 15, 2017 5:39 PM

CNN vs. Maduro... commie bitch fight!

Son of Loki's picture

Take them off the air and throw them in solitary for seditious Fake News.


Give Trump some ideas and examples in this area. He needs them.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Nobody will even notice they're gone.

TylerJ's picture

All Countries need to ban CNN from the airwaves.  And throw their Fake News reporters into Prison.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

Even the commie realizes CIA News Network is shit.

CatsPaw's picture

Finish him!


IridiumRebel's picture

I love that I have a down voter following me and throwing red shade for the most innocuous posts.

Raffie's picture


Jail CNN (Cabal News Network) reporters if they ever go back to that country.

cowdiddly's picture

I liked him better holding a banana

homericninjas's picture

yeah but the Fish and Wildlife officer look does suit him

NoWayJose's picture

Maduro and Trump - something in common!

shimmy's picture

If only the U.S and every other country would do the same and let that shitshow network finally die.

lakecity55's picture

"CNN has caused grave damage to Venezuela, our neighbor to the South. I shall be forced to shut down CNN until they improve..."
"Sir, how an they improove if you shut them down?"

Rey d'Tutto's picture

The beatings shall continue until morale improves.

barysenter's picture

Michael Moore needs to get over there and 'splain things to Maduro.

Raffie's picture

MM needs a slow painful death on live video.

That POS is a total joke.

Arnold's picture

Stroking out on Stringwire.


Raffie's picture

I'd say set him on fire, but all that fat will burn for a real long time and release toxins into the atmosphere.

Slow descent into industrial wood chipper it is.  Like Fargo but way bigger.

DaveA's picture

Did you hear? Michael Moore is going on a hunger strike until Trump resigns. If he keeps it up for 30 years, he could die!

NugginFuts's picture

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Communists hating on communists. Gotta love it. 

lakecity55's picture

Trump: Maduro, I'll build a hotel if you walk back that socialist stuff. A little free enterprise never hurt Fidel.
Maduro: OK, but you must muzzle CNN.
Trump: Done!

buzzsaw99's picture

The Moist Rusted Name in Propaganda


CNN should get the FUCK out of CANADA too.


Piss off, CNN.


People don't like you anymore, CNN.


So fuck off on out of every country you are in. Go back to the USA and then the American people will tell you to piss off as well.

shovelhead's picture

Thank dog we don't have CBC to pollute peoples minds in the US.

Oh, sorry.

I forgot about the libtard strongholds in the north. I always thought it was the creamed herring that made them so stupid.


I came to Z/H from the CBC website after they barred me for telling the Censorship Contractor what I thought of them. I have to agree with you about the CBC. Hell, when I first joined Z/H I got way moar downvotes than I get now, eh. ;)

Insearch's picture

Everywhere I go gyms, bars, restaurants ... if I see CNN I ask to turn the fake news off... because I'm so offended /sarc... they always change the channel...

Davidduke2000's picture

They are failing on their own, I do not know anybody who watch CNN in my circle of people.

Arnold's picture

Tell them to take that stupid needle thing in Toronto with them!!!

DirtySanchez's picture

cnn is thinking a simple shift from fake news to gay porn.

Every male cnn "reporter" proudly sucks dick and swallows.

Squidbilly's picture
Squidbilly (not verified) Feb 15, 2017 5:56 PM
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Grandad Grumps's picture

I wish US airports would shut off CNN.

roadhazard's picture

Maduro wants to control the message in his failed State.

Davidduke2000's picture

That is not the point, CNN people mostly CIA stooges, they failed his state, I am glad he tossed them out, I can't wait to see some of them executed.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture


Maduro wants to control the message in his failed State.

That's the CIA's job: controlling the message and making states fail.

DaBard51's picture

Ah, the press, the media...

(a) was the news report on school conditions evidenced as false or fake?  No data.

(b) was the news report on visa abuse evidenced as false or fake?  No data.

I'm a fan of free and responsible press.  CNN USA failed that test the past year.

CNN Espanol was at least trying... and a part of the article appears missing, Tyler.



When nine hundred years old you become, look this good you will not.

MegaOlmecanManiac's picture

CNN en Español is a different beast than CNN. Still a beast, just a little less professional propaganda training. Satan Lite, Que Rico!

dlfield's picture

Those racist commie bastards...oh, wait...

Thunder n Lightning's picture

cnn people act like the crazy crown prosecutors that are so involved in the case they rant and rave with only ONE opinion , instead of presenting a case that is not spoiled by bias .

CHoward's picture

Maduro isn't that stupid after all.  Can't the U.S. lift CNN's license to operate here?!?

johnnycanuck's picture

So Maduro, Erdogan and the Trump regime all have something in common.  Not so fond of CNN. 

Seems Hillary was a fan though.  Ain't that an odd state of affairs?


ModernMusket's picture

CNN picking on Socialists? I thought they love Socialists.

nc551's picture

A rare credibility boost for CNN.

onmail1's picture

Thumbs up to Maduro

Banish CNN