Media Savvy Dictator

Apparently Venezuelan dictator, Hugo Chavez, has some good media and image consultants.  He’s come so far that he is finally back in the good graces of the New York Times.  That’s sweet.

There is good news inside Venezuela too. On the same weekend that Mr. Chávez turned on the FARC, he suspended a chilling new law he had enacted by decree that would have forced Venezuelans to cooperate with the intelligence services or go to jail. He has also withdrawn a school curriculum that blasted capitalism as a force to subjugate the people.

That must be a relief for the NYT editorial board.  After all, Chavez toes their ideological line.  He’s just making it easier now for the liberal press (what an oxymoron) to justify another despot.  Maybe Reid and Pelosi should call up Hugo and get the number of his consultant.

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10 thoughts on “Media Savvy Dictator

  1. The fact is that Hugo Chavez is a democratically elected president, not a dictator. He won elections that are internationally recognized as free and fair.

    I wonder who in the far right started the rumor that Chavez is a “dictator.”

  2. The fact is that Hugo Chavez is a democratically elected president, not a dictator. He won elections that are internationally recognized as free and fair.

    So did Saddam…

    It’s a great strategy to win an election. Hold your opponents under house arrest while you and your cronies stuff the ballot box.

  3. Because everyone knows if Jimmy Carter certifies elections they MUST be democratic and fair.

    Jimmy Carter: Because even terrorists need hugs.

  4. You forgot “despot.” And how about demagogue? I forgot to throw that one in there. It blows me away that anyone in the free world would try and stick up for Hugo.

  5. Hugo just didn’t get enough hugs when he was young, Philip. Don’t you know that. We just need to show him some more love and he’ll decide to play nice. 😛

  6. Since when do Democrats take up friendships with dictators that halt programs or course studies in schools that provide opposition opinions?

    Hmmm. What a diverse crowd they are.

  7. “Hugo just didn’t get enough hugs when he was young, Philip. Don’t you know that. We just need to show him some more love and he’ll decide to play nice. ”

    Send Jimmy Carter down there. He can hug him.

  8. Hitler also democratically elected. The test is not if you can have a free and fair election but if you can continue to have them. Chavez has done everything he could to try to hold on to power, like his failed referendum. The Guy is trying to become the Robert Mugabe of South America. He just hasn’t had his supporters start lighting people on fire yet. We will see what happens at the end of his current term if he will step down or try to hold on to power. He might just force once of his cronies into power.

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