If Only the Venezuelans Were That Lucky

Hugo Chavez says “CNN may be investigating my death.”

[T]he U.S. TV network showed a photograph of him with a label underneath that read “Who killed him?”The caption appeared to be a production mistake — confusing a Chavez news item with one on the death of a football star. The anchor said “take the image down” when he realized.

But Chavez called for a probe in an interview on state television, where he repeatedly reviewed a tape of the broadcast, questioning why the unconnected photograph and wording were left on screen for several seconds.

“I want the state prosecutor to look into bringing a suit against CNN for instigating murder in Venezuela,” he said. “… undoubtedly it is part of the psychological warfare.”

This is convenient timing to distract everyone from this weekend’s referendum on whether he can seek re-election.

~ by Gabriel Malor on November 28, 2007.

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