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Chavez Says CNN Is Calling For His Murder

From his fans at Reuters:

Chavez: CNN may be instigating my murder

Wed Nov 28

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Wednesday CNN may have been instigating his murder when the 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.”

The anti-U.S. president often denounces plots to kill him without providing much detailed evidence. On Tuesday, he said a sniper trained his gun on him at a political rally this month.

Chavez has singled out CNN for biased reporting in what he says is a U.S.-sponsored campaign in the foreign media to destabilize Venezuela. CNN says its coverage is objective…

CNN certainly has a long history of what they have called “production mistakes.” Remember the X over Mr. Cheney, for example:

This, however, is probably the first one that was truly an accident. Given that CNN is on the same side as Mr. Chavez.

But, gosh, what a whiner sensitive soul Mr. Chavez is.

If he has a soul.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, November 28th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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