Far-left filmmaker Michael Moore led a triumvirate of celebrity Hugo Chavez apologists in mourning the socialist leader’s passing yesterday.
“You won’t hear much nice about him in the US media in the next few days. So, I thought I’d say a couple things to provide some balance,” Moore wrote.
Of course, Moore probably didn’t bother to read any of the fawning press accounts from supposedly neutral sources like the Associated Press. Then again, Moore lives in a realm where he makes up realities to fit his own hard-left ideology.
Moore also sent out a picture of him and Chavez with this line: “We spoke for over an hour,” he wrote. “He said he was happy 2 finally meet someone Bush hated more than him.”
Actor Sean Penn’s ode to Chavez took parody to new heights except the Oscar winner was serious.
“Today the people of the United States lost a friend it never knew it had. And poor people around the world lost a champion,” actor Sean Penn told The Hollywood Reporter. “I lost a friend I was blessed to have. My thoughts are with the family of President Chavez and the people of Venezuela.”
Perhaps Chavez’s embrace of regimes like Iran distracted most of us from his deep commitment to the U.S.
Director Oliver Stone, who performed his Useful Idiot role by helming South of the Border, a film glorifying Chavez, shared these thoughts upon hearing of Chavez’s passing.
‘I mourn a great hero to the majority of his people and those who struggle throughout the world for a place,” he said. “Hated by the entrenched classes, Hugo Chavez will live forever in history. My friend, rest finally in a peace long earned.”