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Media swoon over ‘crooner’ Hugo Chavez; Just a ‘firebrand,’ ‘hero to poor’


That is an associate editor at The Daily Mirror. And he is not alone in his moral bankruptcy. Other members of the media also took to Twitter to expose their lack of moral compasses, upon the news of the death of tyrant Hugo Chavez.

I interviewed Hugo Chavez a few years ago in New York. I remember he walked into the interview singing

— Larry King(@kingsthings) March 5, 2013

PHOTO: Hugo Chavez wears a sombrero as he sings a Mexican ranchera song at a rally in 2005: -CC

— The Associated Press (@AP) March 5, 2013

Gee, guys, what’s wrong with you? He was a crooner, don’t you know? NBC makes sure you know.

“To many he was a charming populist who sang and danced on his weekly television show and gave the impoverished a voice” -NBC on #Chavez

— Sister Toldjah (@sistertoldjah) March 5, 2013

As does a reporter at The Washington Post.

Favorite detail: Chavez once sang “O Sole Mio” with Julio Iglesias and Jiang Zemin on TV. Jiang sang in Spanish.

— Jia Lynn Yang (@jialynnyang) March 5, 2013

And there’s more:

RT @nbcnews: BREAKING: Hugo Chavez, socialist firebrand who led Venezuela since 1999, is dead at 58, NBC confirms

— Contessa Brewer (@contessabrewer) March 5, 2013

Just a little firebrand! Like your feisty grandpa!

First line of the @ap obit on Hugo Chavez: “President Hugo Chavez was a fighter.”

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) March 5, 2013

And a fighter!

. @ap calls Chavez a “masterful communicator.” Yeah, if ranting for hours on television counts as that.

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) March 5, 2013

RT @yousefzadeh: Say “tyrant,” guys. RT @nprnews: Venezuela’s Chavez: An Outsized Personality, A Domineering Figure

— Jeff Emanuel (@jeffemanuel) March 5, 2013

Of course @stltoday pubs glowing Chavez obit:…

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) March 5, 2013

The repugnant just won’t end.

Get a load of this headline on Chavez’ death. @greggutfeld @bostonrandy @seanagnew @sean_for_3 #RedEye

— John Tandlich (@johntandlich) March 5, 2013

A hero. A hero.

For shame.

Will George Stephanopoulos weigh in to diminish Chavez’s evil, like he did with Kim Jong Un?

Stayed tuned.

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