It's a leftist newspaper related to the Labour Party, the British partner of the PSOE

The Guardian: The newspaper that praised Chávez and Castro now supports Sánchez

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The Guardian says Sánchez "has a positive economic story to tell"

Today the media related to the government of Pedro Sánchez presumes that the British newspaper The Guardian published an editorial on Thursday supporting the Spanish socialist leader, stating that "Europe needs Sánchez’s gamble to pay off."

The text states that "Mr Sánchez’s government has a positive economic story to tell", a grotesque statement considering that Spain is the country with the most unemployment rate in the European Union (12.7%), the one with the highest youth unemployment rate (28.4%), the second with the highest female unemployment rate (14.5%), the fourth with the highest public debt (113.2% of GDP) and the fifth with the most deficit.

The Guardian's only mild criticism of Sánchez has to do with Bildu: "Relying on the parliamentary support of a hardline Basque nationalist party with historical links to the terror group ETA has proved deeply unpopular.". It says that he was unpopular, and not that it was wrong to agree with those who do not condemn the murders of more than 800 Spaniards , including children and babies. Most of The Guardian's criticism is directed against Vox, which it describes as a "radical right" and which it attacks in line with leftist postulates.

A newspaper related to the Labor Party, the British partner of the PSOE

The evident bias of the editorial of that British newspaper is not a surprise to anyone who knows its history. For years, The Guardian has supported the Labour Party, member of the Socialist International, who currently is chaired by Pedro Sánchez. Thus, The Guardian supports the Spanish partner, the PSOE, of its kindred party. Nothing new. The Guardian is the same in the UK as El País is in Spain: the media bastion of socialism.

The Guardian praises Hugo Chávez: "He had a big heart"

In its recent history, The Guardian has shown even more myopia than it does with the Spanish socialist leader. In March 2013 the daily The British exalted the tyrant Hugo Chávez, after he brought Venezuela to ruin, stating in an editorial: "The truth is that there was indeed something of greatness about Chávez.". The editorial ended this way: "What even his harshest critics could not dispute was that Chávez genuinely cared about the poor. He had a big heart, and he will leave a big hole in the hearts of millions of poor and ordinary folk not only in Venezuela but elsewhere in Latin America, and beyond." Well, he did care about the poor: during his tenure he sent millions of Venezuelans to the misery.

The Guardian on Fidel Castro: "History can absolve Castro"

In November 2016, The Guardian once again displayed its brutal ideological bias by extolling Fidel Castro, not calling him a dictator despite having spent decades in power in a single party regime and violating the most basic human rights. "Castro’s passing sees the departure of one of the giants of the cold war era and a revolutionary guerilla leader", the Guardian said in an infamous editorial. After mentioning his abuse, the British newspaper excused them by stating: But there also emerged a remarkable system of health care and education." Franco also did it in Spain, but surely the British newspaper does not say the same about him because the Spanish dictator was not a communist. The editorial ended with these words: "it seems history may absolve Castro". Not history: the left, which always tolerates all kinds of criminals for the mere fact of being leftists.

A newspaper that exhibits blatant leftist sectarianism

After extolling two dictators like Chávez and Castro, two criminals who brought Venezuela and Cuba to ruin, now The Guardian extols an autocrat like Sánchez, who has bankrupted the Spanish economy. For this, it is enough to approach the figure of the Spanish socialist leader with the same ideological sectarianism as the aforementioned tyrants. What matters to The Guardian about Chávez, Castro and Sánchez is not their authoritarianism or their condition as lousy rulers, but rather their leftist militancy. This is what leads them to praise real miserable people like those mentioned .

It is a compliment to Vox that a left-wing pamphlet like The Guardian sees a danger in this conservative party, which is openly democratic, defends its ideas through peaceful means and firmly rejects all forms of totalitarianism. After supporting two dictators and an autocrat like Sánchez, it is logical that The Guardian feels uncomfortable with the democrats of Vox. But unfortunately for that newspaper, those of us who have to decide who governs Spain are the Spanish, and not a British socialist newspaper.

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