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CNBC Anchor: Hugo Chávez is 'Funny,' 'Charming,' 'A Seductor,' but 'Dangerous'
Newsbusters ^ | October 7, 2010 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 10/07/2010 1:43:01 PM PDT by Rufus2007

What is it with Hollywood personalities going to Venezuela and being swept off their feet by the thuggish dictator Hugo Chávez. They come back with these stories claiming he is just misconstrued by the media and that he’s really a great guy.

On Oct. 7, at an appearance at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., CNBC “Power Lunch” co-host Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, in an appearance promoting her book “You Know I'm Right: More Prosperity, Less Government,” explained how this could happen. She told an audience that Chávez has a very charismatic, seductive personality.

“I was telling – my two most interesting interviews I think I’ve ever done are Milton Friedman, very influential on me, and also Hugo Chávez, because when I interviewed him I was struck by how much I like him,” she explained. “He’s very funny. He is so charming. He is smooth. He could be a stand-up comedian. He is a seductor, as I suspect most dictators are – that’s how they get to where they are.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chavez; cnbc; communismkills; hollywoodreds; hugochavez; hugochvez; pravdamedia; procommunist; prodictator; venezuela; yellowjournalism
Seductor and Hugo Chávez? Not so much.
1 posted on 10/07/2010 1:43:05 PM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007
Is it just me, or doesn't Hugo look like an angry chimp?
2 posted on 10/07/2010 1:45:04 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Rufus2007

I’m sure he was all over Michelle. I’m guessing she’s right up his alley.


3 posted on 10/07/2010 1:45:29 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Rufus2007

I find Hugo to be a very thick waisted man of thick waisted thinking. But then, I am not in the movie business, so what would I know?


4 posted on 10/07/2010 1:45:49 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Rufus2007

Snake oil salesman, tyrant, and dictator. Castro with a better laugh track.


5 posted on 10/07/2010 1:45:52 PM PDT by festusbanjo (The Tea Party is what the Republicans used to be, the Democrats are what the Soviets used to be.)
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To: Rufus2007

ugh.... gag


6 posted on 10/07/2010 1:46:07 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Rufus2007

” ‘Funny,’ ‘Charming,’ ‘A Seductor,’ but ‘Dangerous’ “

Sounds like the “CNBC Anchor” has been reading Hugo’s Computer Dating profile...


7 posted on 10/07/2010 1:46:22 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
"...(Hugo Chávez), because when I interviewed him I was struck by how much I like him,” she explained. “He’s very funny. He is so charming. He is smooth. He could be a stand-up comedian."

This is the same Pravda Media that calls the Tea Party a "threat" and says they dress "poorly".

8 posted on 10/07/2010 1:48:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: lormand
"Is it just me, or doesn't Hugo look like an angry chimp?

That's RACIST.


9 posted on 10/07/2010 1:51:23 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: Rufus2007

I think we should call this the “Sarfatti Syndrome.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margherita_Sarfatti


10 posted on 10/07/2010 1:52:52 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: a fool in paradise

I think what she was saying is that he may be charming and all but he is dangerous.She is not in his corner. She is saying the charm allows too many to be taken in by him and his destructive ways. She is one of the few truly free market anchors on CNBC. Give her a break!


11 posted on 10/07/2010 1:54:00 PM PDT by bombthrower
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To: a fool in paradise

I think what she was saying is that he may be charming and all but he is dangerous.She is not in his corner. She is saying the charm allows too many to be taken in by him and his destructive ways. She is one of the few truly free market anchors on CNBC. Give her a break!


12 posted on 10/07/2010 1:54:14 PM PDT by bombthrower
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To: a fool in paradise
I remember when liberals gushed over Castro... the more people he killed the more they swooned. These are the ‘please hurt me’ masochists of the dem party...
13 posted on 10/07/2010 1:54:23 PM PDT by GOPJ (Liberal violence against Tea Party: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFeUhSlHiUQ)
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To: Rufus2007

What the hell is a “seductor”?


14 posted on 10/07/2010 1:55:33 PM PDT by Egon (The difference between Theory and Practice: In Theory, there is no difference.)
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To: Rufus2007

I have no problem with her descriptions. Most dictators are charismatic, charming, and ‘fun’ on personal level but totally dangerous. I prefer her characterization of Chavez as ‘funny, charming but dangerous’ than ‘scary, stiff, but harmless...’ Unfortunately, many liberals seem to see our enemies the latter way...


15 posted on 10/07/2010 1:55:41 PM PDT by paudio (How could you be an open-minded person if you are a liberal?)
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To: bombthrower
Give her a break!

That would require reading the article, and for comprehension at that; and then actually thinking about what she said.

You should know better to expect that....

16 posted on 10/07/2010 1:58:22 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: Rufus2007

You have to admit that she'd inspire Hugo to do his best....

17 posted on 10/07/2010 2:00:24 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: bombthrower

I find guys like Jon Stewart to be douchebags and don’t care if they can tell a “witty joke”.

You have to permit yourself to be “charmed”. The media is quick to denouce any threat to their political agenda even with trumped up charges of racism, violence, and paranoia (projection from the radical left in the media).

Maybe she should talk to the Iranian Nutjob even though she’d claim that she was “rejecting” every horrible thing he was saying “inside her head”.

If she had been confrontational with a man she called “dangerous”, it would not have been a “pleasant” experience for her because he would have been calling her a minion of Satan just as he did the US.


18 posted on 10/07/2010 2:00:45 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: Rufus2007
Here are the MSM translations:

Funny -
Insulted Bush.
Charming -
Hated Bush.
A Seductor -
Promoted Socialism.
Dangerous -
Kills journalists, not just peasants.

19 posted on 10/07/2010 2:03:53 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: r9etb

Well, we know what her two best traits are...


20 posted on 10/07/2010 2:04:35 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (First there was nothing. Then it exploded.)
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To: Rufus2007
“He’s very funny. He is so charming. He is smooth. He could be a stand-up comedian. He is a seductor, as I suspect most dictators are – that’s how they get to where they are.”
21 posted on 10/07/2010 2:09:22 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (If Obama was the answer---that must have been one stupid question!)
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To: paudio
My wife and I were in Venezuela when Chavez was elected and assumed office. I remember seeing a Chavez impersonator's night club act advertised on TV. The guy did a great job, down to the beret and the nervous tic. My initial reaction was that if Chavez didn't have him shot maybe he wasn't such a bad chap.

Having watched Venezuela from elsewhere, mainly Panama, since then, Chavez is disgusting and not the least funny; he can seem that way as can many narcissistic dictators. The Venezuelan economy is in the toilet headed for the septic tank. The recent elections, where the opposition got more votes but fewer national assembly seats than the Chavistas offers some hope but not much. With a four month "lame duck" national assembly, Chavez can do pretty much whatever he wishes, and it will not favor any species of democracy of which I am aware.

Chavez is funny in a demented sense, but that's about it.
22 posted on 10/07/2010 2:16:22 PM PDT by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Well, we know what her two best traits are...

And at the end of the interview, her new boss exclaimed, “They’re hired!”


23 posted on 10/07/2010 2:16:56 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: Rufus2007

Hugo Chávez is ‘Funny,’ ‘Charming,’ ‘A Seductor,’ but ‘Dangerous’

So was Ted Bundy


24 posted on 10/07/2010 2:23:50 PM PDT by zipper
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To: r9etb

Ay Caramba!


25 posted on 10/07/2010 2:25:37 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ("Give me a secret. Bring me a sign. Give me a reason to walk through fire.")
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To: r9etb
That's a healthy girl.

Gotta love 'em...

26 posted on 10/07/2010 2:31:43 PM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: Rufus2007
I was struck by how much I like him,” she explained. “He’s very funny. He is so charming. He is smooth.

So are con artists

27 posted on 10/07/2010 2:41:55 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Rufus2007
They say Hitler was charismatic when speaking to a crowd and all those adjectives have described 0bama.

If the devil comes to talk you into something, he won't be wearing the red suit and the horns.
He'll probably speak softly and look like a kindly grandfather like the God-hating Richard Dawkins*.

My guess is that more people will spend an eternity in Hell because of Dawkins than because of Hitler.

28 posted on 10/07/2010 3:08:38 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: Rufus2007

By the way, have Sean Penn and him set the wedding date yet?

;-)


29 posted on 10/07/2010 3:09:18 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: Egon

What the hell is a “seductor”?

&&&
One who seduces.


30 posted on 10/07/2010 3:19:29 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: Rufus2007

I didn’t even know Chaves was a CNBC news anchor. :-)


31 posted on 10/07/2010 3:21:31 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: paudio

Exactly. She says, “He is a seductor, as I suspect most dictators are – that’s how they get to where they are.”


32 posted on 10/07/2010 3:21:38 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: Rufus2007

Stalin was very fatherly. Hitler had those sad puppy dog eyes that drive women wild.

etc.


33 posted on 10/07/2010 4:24:02 PM PDT by Salman
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To: Bigg Red
One who seduces.

No... that's a 'seducer'.

Apparently, it's one who seducts.

34 posted on 10/08/2010 5:14:05 AM PDT by Egon (The difference between Theory and Practice: In Theory, there is no difference.)
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To: Egon

No... that’s a ‘seducer’.

&&&
OMW! That slipped right by me. I have been on muscle relaxants for the the past 2 days, and I just can’t think straight.

I suppose she was constructing her own word from “seductress”.


35 posted on 10/08/2010 9:20:58 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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