Tuesday, August 23, 2005

The "christian" right-wing...


Robertson: U.S. should 'take out' Venezuela's Chavez

"If he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it," Robertson told viewers on his "The 700 Club" show Monday. "It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war."

Robertson . . . called Chavez "a dangerous enemy to our south, controlling a huge pool of oil, that could hurt us badly."

"We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability," Robertson said. "We don't need another $200 billion war to get rid of one strong-arm dictator. . . . .

Robertson accused Chavez, a left-wing populist with close ties to Cuban President Fidel Castro, of trying to make Venezuela "a launching pad for Communist infiltration and Muslim extremism all over the continent."

It amazes me that Pat Robertson and his ilk are considered "mainstream" by so much of America and the MSM. He's constantly a talking head on the Sunday talk shows, and for various news organizations. Yet folks like Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, and Naomi Klein are considered pariah's, far to extreme to be put on the air. Understand something here - I'm not arguing that Zinn, Chomsky, and Klein are mainstream. I am suggesting that the MSM is dramatically tilted to the right - and Pat Robertson being a welcome guest to comment on the national news of the day is direct evidence of that.

It is frustrating that this is what passes for "intelligent" (and I use that word VERY loosely) commentary today while people that pose serious questions - controversial though they may be - are shut out.

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