Thursday, April 08, 2010

It's really sad to see how low some will sink... 

In the latest example of how low some will sink and how they really have no principals we have this from Eva Golinger Venezuelanalysis:

Those defending Alvarez Paz shield themselves behind concepts of freedom of expression. But are citizens free to go on live national television and accuse the president of a nation of drug trafficking and terrorism without presenting any evidence? Would that happen in any other country without consequence? Imagine a former governor in the United States going live on NBC news and accusing President Barack Obama of terrorism and drug trafficking with no evidence to back such dangerous claims. The individual would be immediately arrested by Secret Service and prosecuted to the full extent of the law for not only spreading false information, but also for endangering the life and image of the US presidency.

In reading this I have to wonder who is she writing for? Who does she think is dumb enough that they will believe this? Certainly no one in the U.S. Yet it is written in English.

Of course, I can call Barak Obama a terrorist, a drug trafficker, a child molester or pretty much whatever else I want and nothing will happen - and the Secret Service certainly won't take notice or care unless I actually threaten him. Unless Obama were to personally file a libel or slander suit against me I really wouldn't have much to worry about.

And of course, such things really do get said about U.S. presidents all the time - and nothing happens.

Case in point:

CARACAS, Venezuela - The American singer and activist Harry Belafonte called President Bush “the greatest terrorist in the world” on Sunday and said millions of Americans support the socialist revolution of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.

Belafonte led a delegation of Americans including the actor Danny Glover and the Princeton University scholar Cornel West that met the Venezuelan president for more than six hours late Saturday. Some in the group attended Chavez’s television and radio broadcast Sunday.

“No matter what the greatest tyrant in the world, the greatest terrorist in the world, George W. Bush says, we’re here to tell you: Not hundreds, not thousands, but millions of the American people ... support your revolution,” Belafonte told Chavez during the broadcast.

Did Belafonte get arrested? Is he in jail? Did he ever get hauled in by the Secret Service?

Seriously Eva, saying such outlandish and obviously false things isn't going to get you anywhere. If lying had value then the Venezuelan opposition would have actually accomplished something over the past 10 years beside destroying their own credibility.

All Ms. Golinger and Venezuelanalysis are doing is destroying their own credibility and showing how far they are willing to go in defending some very questionable acts.


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