Thursday, August 04, 2005

Cuaderno Latinoamericano: TeleBush vs. TeleChavez? - Rep. Connie Mack (R) of Florida has proposed that the U.S. Government create and fund a state-sponsored TV broadcast (similar to TV Marti) to counter Venezuela's TeleSur Network, which was funded and sponsored by the Venezuealn government as a pro-Chavez network in that country. Is this a good idea? Andres Oppenheimer thinks not. Already, the global press is cynically referring to this initiative proposed by Mack as TeleBush, with the not-so-far-fetched notion that this broadcast will be nothing more than a U.S. Bush Administration propaganda machine against Chavez. Furthermore, why would the U.S. want to do this in a country where press freedom and alternative TV networks are still functional? Personally, I think it is a boneheaded move strategically, and will only strengthen Chavez in power and confirm the already-embraced idea of the U.S. as the bully of the Western Hemipshere.

3 comments:

Nadonna said...

J,

No one likes you...

Jimmy Huck said...

Nadonna - I'll remember that the next time I'm enjoying the company of my lovely wife, two daughters, my extended family, and all the great friends and colleagues I have in my life. If you are one of the "no one" who doesn't like me, rest assured I can live with that. God bless and have a great day!

smoozzy@aol.com said...

I'm very sorry, again, my first post didn't go. I was taking out my anger on you. I'm so happy you are having a good life.

Forgive me for being childlike
Just because I don't agree with you dosn't make it okay to be rude.
I'm gone for good.
You really set me straight.
Yours,
Thank you
Nadonna