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Saturday, June 03, 2006


Political humor of the day (that's not funny at all)

The Washington Post editorializes, with this headline:
A Latin Backlash
Hugo Chavez has managed to replace George W. Bush as the imperialist specter
Needless to say the editorial writers of the Washington Post don't have a clue what the word "imperialism" means. The assertion that "Mr. Chavez...has been busy trying to turn Bolivia into a satellite state" is simply preposterous -- the relationship between Venezuela and Bolivia is one of giving, not taking.

The worst, and most ominous, part of this "joke" on the part of the Post is its opening sentence: "For years Chavez's steady dismantlement of Venezuela's democracy and his embrace of dictators and terrorists around the world -- from Fidel Castro to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -- prompted next to no reaction from Latin America's democratic governments." When it comes to "dismantling" democracy, they seem to have confused Hugo Chavez with George Bush, and made the same exact mistake when it comes to the assertion that Fidel Castro and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are "dictators" and "terrorists." I know there are some who are going to argue that Fidel is a dictator, which is simply factually wrong, but let's not get distracted by that, shall we? Fidel Castro is unquestionably not a "terrorist," and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is equally unquestionably neither a dictator nor a terrorist, and the fact that the Washington Post, the leading newspaper of the American ruling class, can write such nonsense, does not portend well for as far as future actions of terrorism emanating from just down the street from the Post.

Did I say something about "liberal media" earlier today? My bad.

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