"But frankly, [Obama] should never have said as much as he did, that if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it. That wasn’t true. And you shouldn’t lie to people. And they just lied to people."
- Former Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), July 2014
I went on a rant about this on Twitter earlier this evening – and Storified it and some of the responses I received for your viewing/reading pleasure (or displeasure). NBC, CNN, Reuters, and especially the Associated Press couldn’t help but mention how Chavez supposedly did “so much for the poor”, even though a couple of them, to their credit, did mention his political oppression and the escalating murder rate in passing …
Oh, and did I note there was ZERO mention (as of this writing) in any Chavez obit I read this evening of his support/funding for FARC terrorists? Then again, I guess I shouldn’t have to. This is the socialism-adoring mainstream press we’re talking about here, after all. But it should be pointed out, just for the record.
As I asked in one of my tweets, after reading the sugar-coated Chavez obits, is there any wonder why people here in the states are so often misinformed & clueless? I weep.
Update – 7:24 PM: Here’s much more on the MSM/Chavez lovefest, via Twitchy Team.