More Dana distortions against her former employer regarding dead Venezuelan Tyrant Hugo Chávez

   Stop me if you haven't heard this before: KFTK fringe kook Dana Loesch is baselessly accusing her former employer, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, of being a shill for the deceased Venezuelan strong-armed tyrant Hugo Chávez. The leader in Venezuela in the interim is Vice President Nicolás Maduro until the election to replace him occurs.

She made false accusations against the P-D on her twitter account.

Loesch is lying here: The "left" does NOT lionize "thug rulers" like Chávez, Ahmadinejad, Niyazov, Mugabe, Castro, et al.

Rep. Jose E. Serrano (D-NY) released a statement today praising former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez  despite the latter’s record of harsh crackdowns on his political opponents and state-sanctioned persecution against Venezuela’s Jewish population. Serrano tweeted a statement praising Chavez as an a champion of the oppressed, writing that “Hugo Chávez was a leader that understood the needs of the poor. He was committed to empowering the powerless. R.I.P. Mr. President. 

Moreover, Chávez hurt the vulnerable in Venezuela in other ways. Chávez's state-run media hounded Venezuela’s small, beleaguered Jewish population — he himself once said “Don’t let yourselves be poisoned by those wandering Jews.” A study released by the Kantor Center at Tel Aviv University found that Chávez’s rule “witnessed a rise in antisemitic manifestations, including vandalism, media attacks, caricatures, and physical attacks on Venezuelan Jewish institutions.” Indeed, roughly half of Venezuelan Jews fled the country because of “the social and economic chaos that the president has unleashed and from the uncomfortable feeling that they were being specifically targeted by the regime.” 
Chávez also attacked Venezuela’s democratic political system. Human Rights Watch reported in 2012 that “the accumulation of power in the executive and the erosion of human rights protections have allowed the Chávez government to intimidate, censor, and prosecute critics and perceived opponents in a wide range of cases involving the judiciary, the media, and civil society.” Contra Serrano, Venezuela’s elections were not certified as “free and fair” by international monitors of late: Chávez had not allowed international election monitors to observe Venezuelan elections since 2006.

I am a proud liberal/progressive, and am glad that Chávez is rotting in hell and no longer terrorizing Venezuela.

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