By Mark Frauenfelder at 10:29 am Thu, Apr 3, 2008
How long until the Mickey Chavez t-shirt shows up on cafepress?
“Media terrorism”, according to the venezuelan government.
“el Terrorismo mediÃ¡tico, una fotografÃa cuya composiciÃ³n es un intento de burlarse de la imagen del Presidente ChÃ¡vez.”
oh, COME ON now!
Well, at least in the brazilian newspapers they were joking about it right from the start. I would say the photographer knew exactly what he was doing.
“Media terrorism, a photography whose composition is an attempt to mock the image of President ChÃ¡vez”
yup… as if there wasn’t already enough material to mock him…
The tee shirt is going to be a huge seller in Spain and Colombia.
I recently watched this interesting video:
THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED DIRECTED AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY KIM BARTLEY AND DONNACHA O’BRIAIN IRELAND, 2003 74 MINUTES
It is the kind of thing that you if you can read between the lines and know a little about past US involvement and CIA ops in other countries, it is obvious why certain events happened the way they did in Venezuela. I’m actually surprised we have not seen more efforts recently from the US in that country. any thoughts?
Here’s a good article on Venezuela, Chavez and oil, and a previous BB post with a lot of discussion of Chavez.
Not soon after the Disney company lobbied/paid the US government to attack Venezuela because of copyright infringement, even though the real target would have been the photographer or Reuters editor. Politics as usual.
I find the image funny and refreshing. It portrays Chavez as a positive figure.
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