I’m getting flashbacks:
“The media are perverse factories of lies. What they sell is poison.”
“El Nacional and El Universal are pathetic, the television stations—with a few exceptions—are pathetic…. They call cowards those who do not bow their head to the fundamentalist and dictatorial ideas and the infamous campaign by the media owners.”
–Hugo Chávez Frías
“President Hugo Chávez Frías repeatedly came before the television cameras to elaborate on his vision of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution and to denounce the opposition media, calling the television stations ‘terrorists’ and the ‘Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.'”
Also, a typical title that Chávez has for the media is “the oligarchy” or, in other words, the “media elite.” Frightening, isn’t it?
I personally find it rather amusing that those who are doing the “socialist” name-calling are actually sounding like the real socialist himself! It never crossed my mind ten years ago when I moved from Venezuela to the U.S. that I would hear this same kind of “indoctrination.” Who would have thought? I don’t need political parties or the government to tell me which media outlet is “evil” and which one is not. We live in a democracy and as thinking persons, we can pick and choose which media outlets suit our tastes and meet our need to stay informed.