Listening to the results and the concession tonight live from http://radiovenezuelaenvivo.blogspot.com/ , I couldn't help but think of all the lies and invective spewed by the US press in the last few weeks.
For instance, the Washington Post today chose to hang their already incredibly poor credibility on war criminal ( http://www.alternet.org/story/66425/ ) Donald Rumsfeld, a man who couldn't find it in his own character to divest himself from his corporate connections while he 'served' in the US government, as is required by law.
Here's a little example of one of Rumsfeld's many untruths in just this one article: ( http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/30/AR2007113001800.html )
"With diplomatic, economic and communications institutions designed for a different era, the free world has too few tools to help prevent Venezuela's once vibrant democracy from receding into dictatorship."
Here in reality, the 'free world' needs no such tools. Venezuela's democracy is obviously in good hands. Rumsfeld, as always, in 180 degrees from the actual situation. His intent, as always, to mislead.
I would like to call on those of you who understand how to be the media, to please take some time to write to the authors of these lies in the media that you monitor and call them out in the most public way possible, because it doesn't get much more transparent than this.