CBC Sports apes U.S. anti-Chavez lies

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CBC Sports apes U.S. anti-Chavez lies

Are sports writers allowed to be even more reactionary and brain-dead than the news writers? [url=It">http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/story/2009/03/15/ordonez-chavez.html][... would appear so:[/url]

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Many Venezuelans living in South Florida oppose Chavez and his communist beliefs. The taunting toward the Detroit Tigers slugger comes following recent political appearances in support of a leader who has recently won the right to stay in office for life.

You can read the article if you really want to - but this time, the "Comments" are right on.

 

al-Qa'bong

I don't know which comments you read, but I fear there are many keyboards bloodied by hitherto dragging knuckles dripping on the keys.

I can't name any sportscasters, even among those I like,  who seem very enlightened politically.

 A while back there was a cub TSN hockey reporter commenting on some teams's visit (it might have been the Leafs, I disremember) to a Canadian military base in Ontario.  The reporter said something about our troops in Afghanistan, "Fighting to protect our freedoms." 

I suppose every soldier since the armies of Amenhotep thought he was defending someone's freedoms, but I doubt if that reporter considered whether we'd suddenly lose our freedoms if our military wasn't in Afghanistan.

Unionist

al-Qa'bong wrote:

I don't know which comments you read,...

Well, obviously I spoke too soon. I saw one or two positive comments 5 hours ago, and time has gone on... Here's what I recalled when I opened the thread:

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"The taunting toward the Detroit Tigers slugger comes following recent political appearances in support of a leader who has recently won the right to stay in office for life."

What a gross misreprentation. The constitutional changes abolished term limits, the same thing we have in Canada, the PM can run until they die. Chavez did win any "right" that other citizens in Venezuela do not have - anyone can hold office and run consecutive terms. Yes he can be the president until he dies....subject to the small limitation that he has to be elected each term to continue.

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"his communist beliefs"?
"the right to stay in office for life"? ( like Stephen Harper or any other elected Canadian? )

Why are you printing American propaganda as news?

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All the pro yankee people think that american democracy is "DEMOCRACY"well just look at IRAQ.This american democracy forced on the Iraqi people has with the 2 bush's has resulted with about 1 million deaths. Look up the imperialist policy of these people from Teddy Rosevelt to the present and you will see that this style of democracy has been the demise of close to 15 to 20 million murders.Every time this nation sticks thier nose into someones land death follows,then the lowest human right's for the population,amerikan democracy NO THANK YOU!!!!

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"Many Venezuelans living in South Florida oppose Chavez and his communist beliefs"

Its so much better in the US where tax dollars go to bailout banks and pay million dollar bonuses to the exec's of those banks.

So now Chavez is communist?

Well I guess its better then a fascist corporate state.

 

Dogbert

I saw that earlier. Journalism in this country is in a sad, sad state.

thorin_bane

That is cuz the journalist and more important the editors and managers are all right wing hacks with salaries that are also out of line with mainstream canadians. I doubt you would see the same shit if they made 50,000 a year.

josh

After seeing this, maybe the idiots who covered the game on ESPN aren't so bad.  They had no idea of the vendetta against Ordonez.  When the Venezuela ex-pats cheered when Ordonex struck out, they thought they were actually cheering for Miquel Carbrera who hit a homer the previous at-bat.  They couldn't figure out why Cabrera came out so late for a "curtain call," when in fact he came out of the dugout with his arms outstretched as if to say to those fans, why are you doing this?

Unbiased

On the face of it I don't take as much exception to this particular article as I do to most others referencing Chavez. The reference to Chavez' "communist beliefs" was unfortunate and shows the general ignorance by most people regarding him.

However I thought it was reasonably balanced for the most part and I really do not expect a whole lot of political acumen from sports writers. This was pretty much just a cut and paste from the AP anyways.

I went to look for the knuckle draggers and I did find them but I was happy in general with the consensus amongst the commenters.

I regulary read all our papers comments sections and this was not the worst by far. As of this post I would hazard that support was running at 68% against said bloodied knuckles.  

I love reading comments...Embarassed