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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 12:08 PM
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24. I did, too. But it was just a little over the top in the frank way
it confirmed my worst fears about the Clinton campaign. When was the last time Clinton conceded anything? They don't do concession, do they?

Last week, I ran across a story that said the military in Venezuela would revolt if the referendum to amend the constitution passed on 12/2. The sourcing looked good. It was a retired high ranking officer who seemed credible enough and who told stories about a breakdown in discipline and anti-Chavez leaflets being distributed surreptitiously at the biggest base. There were also an analyst, a Venezuela expert. The third source was a Chavez "critic". Okay.

When you track down these three guys, they are all right wingnuts. The retired officer was part of the 2002 coup and now lives in Miami. If you search for the writings of the "analyst", they only come up on some pretty extreme rw sites. The Chavez "critic" has called for armed insurrection and starred in a Fox News hit piece.

These people are not objective "observers." But, there's no way to know unless you push beyond their credentials a bit. Who has time to do that?

We can't just read the news any more. We have to decode it.
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