"Honestly, it's not because I’m a paragon of virtue, it’s because that would be a terrible way to do the job."
- Former Obama spox Jay Carney, 6-19-2014, on if he ever lied to the WH press corps.
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.