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VENEZUELA - Chavez Criticizes CNN Coverage
Chavez Criticizes CNN Coverage
The Venezuelan president said the extended coverage of Michael Jackson's death represents "the perverted values of capitalism"
President Hugo Chavez criticized CNN's broad coverage of singer Michael Jackson's death, which occurred during Hondura's political crisis, wherein leader Manuel Zelaya was "even facing death". Chavez said "CNN broadcast regrettable news, given that it involves the death of a human being, Michael Jackson. But the entire evening? What prizes did he win; how many records did he sell?" Chavez said the coverage of Jackson's death represents "the perverted values of capitalism" and invited the viewing public of his Aló Presidente program "to fight the cultural war every day".