“I admire Hugo. I like him very much as a person,” Stone said in Caracas, Venezuela, where he was promoting his latest cinematic atrocity, South of the Border. Internet Movie Database (IMDB) describes the movie as “[a] road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media’s misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents.” (Sounds like a Media Matters project, doesn’t it?)
A news report fails to recognize the political objective of Stone’s latest movie. The propaganda flick “features informal interviews by Stone with Chavez and six allied leftist presidents, from Bolivia’s Evo Morales to Cuba’s Raul Castro,” AP reports.
Stone shared his affection for Chavez with the world. “He’s a soldier and he speaks from his heart,” said Stone. “His vision is huge. … And he will go down in history.”
Stone said he hopes his celluloid journey into fantasyland will help people better understand Chavez who is wrongly ridiculed “as a strongman, as a buffoon, as a clown.”
“This is a positive portrayal of a man who Americans do not have access to,” he said. “He is demonized in the American and European press as a monster.”
Would that Chavez were portrayed in the media as a monster. As if!
The media downplays the fact that Chavez openly works with terrorist groups Hamas, Hezbollah, and FARC. Hamas and Hezbollah have offices in Caracas and Chavez funds FARC. A congressional report indicates Iran’s fanatical Revolutionary Guards are active in Venezuela. A State Department report notes Venezuela’s close working relationship with terrorism-sponsoring Cuba.
And Stone loves this guy.
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