"Undermining my electoral viability since 2001."

Chavez Redux

Some hepcat with the juice to post on Josh Marshall's TPM Cafe -- which means he's someone with a respectable job in DC -- has written a counter-wonk piece describing the biased way in which the US newsmedia, even the wonkishly-legit Foreign Policy, treats Hugo Chavez:

In its zeal to create an imaginary "dictatorship" in Venezuela, the Foreign Policy article ignores this anti-democratic role of the opposition, supported by Washington. It is also worth noting that the opposition can pursue such tactics that would have no chance of success in most other democracies because it still controls most of the Venezuelan media.

It's really quite unfortunate that the US media seems so relentlessly partisan on Venezuela.