Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Shameless Media Pumps Bogus Anti Chavez Propaganda

It's all over the news that 7-11 stores have dropped Citgo gas and will sell their own brand instead. It appears 7-11 made that decision and told Citgo 2 months ago in a business decision, but you wouldn't know it from the blaring headlines today:

ABC - 7-Eleven drops Citgo gasoline after Chavez comment

Forbes - 7-Eleven Drops Citgo, Cites Chavez Comments

Reuters - 7-Eleven drops Citgo gasoline; cites Chavez speech

NPR - 7-11 Drops Citgo, Citing Ties to Venezuela's Chavez

Press Enterprise - 7-Eleven drops gas supplier after anti-Bush comments

All Headline News - Citing Chavez Speech, 7-Eleven Drops Citgo Gasoline

A lot of these stories contain the truth that the blistering speech by Chavez at the UN several days ago wasn't involved in the marketing decision, but the spinmeisters want you to think otherwise.

2 Comments:

Blogger Lesley said...

Exactly what I would expect from 7-11, lies.

28/9/06 3:31 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Hard to think that anything else but a breathless news blurb by 7-11 would prompt this orgy of disinformation.

28/9/06 11:49 AM  

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