Skip to comments.In Venezuela First They Came For The Toilet Paper; Then They Came For The News Paper...
Posted on 09/11/2014 8:30:48 PM PDT by blam
Bidet sales across Venezuela are set to soar as just months after running out of toilet paper, AP reports that Venezuela's oldest newspaper is shutting down due to falling advertising, mounting inflation and a lack of basic materials. In addition, at least nine Venezuelan regional newspapers have stopped circulation because of the shortages. Of course, this is likely great news for President Maduro who can now manage his people's minds direct from his Twitter feed... welcome to socialist utopia.
As AP reports,
Venezuela's oldest newspaper is shutting down because of a lack of newsprint and a difficult economic climate as the country grapples with chronic shortages.
El Impulso announced Wednesday that it will stop circulation because of falling advertising, mounting inflation and a lack of basic materials. The daily has reported on the western city of Barquisimeto for 110 years.
Venezuelan newspapers have long been beset by currency controls that make it difficult to import supplies. In recent months, large newspapers have reduced pages, while smaller publications have closed down.
At least nine Venezuelan regional newspapers have stopped circulation because of the shortages, according to journalism watchdog Public Space.
Meanwhile, the share of independent media has fallen, with opaque or government-friendly buyers taking over outlets and softening their editorial line.
* * * We suspect the last resort will be to use the Bolivar notes for basic cleanliness...
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Trouble is, if you use newspaper instead of toilet paper, the smear probably will spell out ‘allah’.
Then you have all sorts of problems.
Competition with other news organizations, editors arguing about the spelling, hording of newsprint, etc. /s/s/s/s
spelling ... hoarding ... OOPS.
Bet Sean Penn is stuned.
Maybe he can lend them some money so they can go to the can.
I thought South America was primarily a tropical forest ?
Paper seems to be the one thing that should not be in short supply.
I’m sure no one there cares because they have a loving socialist government whose only problem is the evil American oligarchs.
So is that Spare Square or a Square Spare?
Venezuela will be importing oil soon. Imagine that.
Yet another regime that Obama loves.
Off the toilet straight into the shower, there’s a survivalist tip for our amigos down south.
Progressives of the world unite!
Dyslexics of the world, untie
“newspaper is shutting down because of a lack of newsprint”.
Except for the cyber world, wouldn’t it be great if the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal and numerous others shutdown? Problem is, what would we use to line the bottom of our bird cages or wrap fish guts with?
Same with crude oil. You can't just dump it into your gas tank.
The Chavistas have used the state oil company as their piggy bank, hiring tens of thousands of thugs and activists who do no work in the oil fields. Engineers and such are replaced by those with no knowledge or skills.
Indeed, to the Chavista there is no such thing as a qualification for a job besides support for Chavismo.