Chavez or Thatcher? Which one did the media love

A year ago, US corporate media took the opportunity of Hugo Chavez’s death to heap abuse on the radical Latin American leader. A month later, the same news outlets marked Margaret Thatcher’s death with effusive praise for the right-wing changes she had brought to Britain. Remember this the next time someone tells you that journalism has a left-wing bias.
As president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez used his nation’s oil wealth to oversee a dramatic reduction in inequality, making his country the most economically egalitarian in Latin America:https://nacla.org/blog/2013/3/15/venezuela-new-yorkers-jon-lee-anderson-fails-arithmetic

As prime minister of Britain, Margaret Thatcher used her nation’s North Sea oil to make her society dramatically more unequal:http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/datablog/2013/apr/08/britain-changed-margaret-thatcher-charts

As a result, U.S. corporate media treated Chavez with scorn when he died:http://fair.org/take-action/media-advisories/in-death-as-in-life-chavez-target-of-media-scorn/

Thatcher, meanwhile, is praised by everyone from Fox News to the PBS NewsHour: http://www.fair.org/blog/2013/04/09/on-thatcher-whats-the-difference-between-pbs-fox-news/

As president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez used his nation's oil wealth to oversee a dramatic reduction in inequality, making his country the most economically egalitarian in Latin America: https://nacla.org/blog/2013/3/15/venezuela-new-yorkers-jon-lee-anderson-fails-arithmetic</p>
<p>As prime minister of Britain, Margaret Thatcher used her nation’s North Sea oil to make her society dramatically more unequal: <a href=http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/datablog/2013/apr/08/britain-changed-margaret-thatcher-charts

As a result, U.S. corporate media treated Chavez with scorn when he died: http://fair.org/take-action/media-advisories/in-death-as-in-life-chavez-target-of-media-scorn/

Thatcher, meanwhile, is praised by everyone from Fox News to the PBS NewsHour: http://www.fair.org/blog/2013/04/09/on-thatcher-whats-the-difference-between-pbs-fox-news/&#8221; src=”https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1/p526x296/563085_10151851261458332_1545757300_n.jpg&#8221; width=”497″ height=”372″ />

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