Venezuela’s oppressive socialist dictator Hugo #Chavez dies, MSM swoons

Posted by: ST on March 5, 2013 at 6:49 pm

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.

And there’s this: DISGUSTING: Bronx Congressman Serrano [D] Mourns Hugo Chavez


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8 Responses to “Venezuela’s oppressive socialist dictator Hugo #Chavez dies, MSM swoons”


  1. Carlos says:

    I’m not God (thank God for that!) and I can’t judge a person’s salvation, but if I had to guess the sulfur he “smelled” at the podium of the UN a while back doesn’t come anywhere close to the sulfur he’s smelling now…

  2. Excellent Tweets, Sister. No wonder you’ve got 19k+ followers… adding me now too.

    Chavez was a cancer on the region. I hope and pray that the people of Venezuela are able to elect a government that can properly represent them.

    Meanwhile, I suspect Chavez is finding it quite warm right about now.

  3. In all the above accolades, were the name Obhammud substituted for Chavez it would read just like another day at the office for AP, a.k.a. “American Pravda”.

  4. Brontefan says:

    Reading some of the comments on the Yahoo News .. one can find defense of both Sean Penn & the Bronx Representative. It’s interesting that Liberals ..who insist they are not socialists… defend every horrific dictator. Didn’t some in the US refer to Joseph Stalin as “Uncle Joe?” Clearly. these defenders are in lock step with our current administration and the efforts to destroy our economy, our Constitution, and freedoms using massive regulations, 0bamaCare–which puts all the control for the entire LAW in the hands of one man, the president–and the media hype for eroding the 2nd Amendment…. are only those who are already committed to trading liberty and freedom for socialism and a Nanny State. If Venezuela was so wonderfully governed, why aren’t millions immigrating there?

  5. Carlos says:

    According to the socialist media, Brontefan, it’s because brutal American foreign policy makes poverty the main export not only of Venezuela but every other Latin American country, too.

    Or African. Or Asian, except for those countries strong enough to stand up to our cursed drive to colonize the entire world. Empire-building at history’s worst, according to them, and to effete intellectual academia.

    And there are an amazing number of folks right here in this country that really believe that, too. They’re called “Obama voters.”

  6. Hugo Chavez was definitely sincere about social justice, but I dont think he took the best road to achieve that goal. Historically, socialism has always been detrimental to the people it was supposed to serve. I also dont understand why Chavez hated America so much. By the way, I noticed that countries whose leaders hate the US are usually countries where atrocities are commited on a regular basis…

  7. Tex says:

    Saw a quote last night from that Chavez groupie Shawn Penn:
    “Today the people of the United States lost a friend it never knew it had.”

    Isn’t that the same Chavez who accused the U.S. (and by definition Penn’s second idol Obama) of giving him cancer?

    Isn’t that the same Chavez who said Al Qaeda doesn’t exist, and that most terrorist plots were not invented by Al Qaeda anyway but by the FBI?

    Isn’t that the same Chavez who said the U.S. is the “biggest terrorist in the world”?

    Isn’t that the same Chavez who allowed Iran to send secret military flights to Venezuela frequently and allowed Iran to set up an Iranian Special (Qods) Forces base there?

    I could go on and on with facts like these readily available in the various news sites.

    No Mr. Penn – Chavez was a friend of yours, not of the American people. And most Americans are not sad to see him go.

  8. tommy mc donnell says:

    liberals have been justifing oppression in the name of the poor for eighty years. the poor are the liberals excuse for confiscating other people’s money, that is why they will never get rid of them.