Article from Reason by John Stossel and Maxim Lott.

Venezuelans starve, but their government spends money on videos that blame capitalism for the world’s problems. Some Americans lap it up. “TeleSUR English” videos get millions of views on social media. But few who watch know that TeleSUR is run by tyrannical governments like Cuba and Venezuela.

“Even well-meaning people here in the United States…I see them sharing Telesur material all the time,” Fergus Hodgson, who follows TeleSUR’s propaganda, tells John Stossel.

The ridiculous propaganda videos make claims like, “Philanthropy is a scam. It allows the super rich to influence global affairs and gain political power…as if capitalism were the solution, and not the cause of world problems.”

Other videos are just basic Marxist propaganda: “Workers produce all of society’s wealth but take home just a small fraction of their labor.”

Read the entire article at Reason.

Image Credit: By Government of Venezuela (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXJ3qXny5Aw) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons