A religious fundamentalist is on the airwaves calling for the president of a country to be assassinated...A president that was elected by a majority of his people I might add...except this fanatic preacher of death is not being pursued by the authorities, shut down, put on the terrorist list, kicked out of the country...The US State department is only saying these comments were 'inappropriate'.... Is it because it comes from Pat Robertson, one of the major figures of the Evangelical movement, 9 out of 10 of whom voted for Bush? And is it because the President that Robertson wants killed is the democratically elected leader of a Latin American country that has been critical of US policy in the region?
Why am I explaining the basics of Venezuela to you? If you watched BBC TV, or Canadian Broadcasting, you'd know all this stuff. But if you read the New York Times, you'll only know that President Chavez is an "autocrat," a "ruinous demagogue," and a "would-be dictator," who resigned when he recognized his unpopularity." Alternet
- Blame Vulture Capitalism, not God, for Pat Robertson! Media Monitors
- Why Hugo Chavez Won a Landslide Victory Medea Benjamin
The Most Dangerous Man in America?: Pat Robertson and the Rise of the Christian Coalition by Rob Boston Haven't read it, but it looks interesting..