Journalistic Malpractice: Wikibullshit Edition

Three months ago, a reporter (ahem, “intelligence officer” - same thing) comes home tipsy from a night out with a source and fires off an email to her editor (ahem, “handler” – again, same thing) relating a stream of unverifiable, unverified rumors of the kind everybody heard from one buddy or another in the last few months about Chávez’s…

AD should be expelled from the MUD (Updated)

The allegations contained in Wikileaks are damning for AD and its leaders. Even though the cables are old (2005-2006?), the stuff they contain suggests that Acción Democrática has become a national embarassment, a party so content in its own faded glory, so ill-equiped to handle the challenges of a new Venezuela, and yes, so treasonous…

The Banality of Incompetence

One story that should be getting more play abroad is the simply amazing tale of the oil Venezuela is selling to China for $5/barrel…only for the Chinese to turn around and sell it on to third-parties (read: gringos) at a markup of over 1000%. (And no, that is not a typo.) The whole crazy story, revealed in…