Embarrassment at the BBC
Chavez swipes at 'assassin' Bush
One can imagine the titters of amusement at the BBC with Chavez giving them the opportunity to call Bush an assassin in a headline, although, strictly speaking, at no point in the text of the article is Chavez actually quoted as calling Bush an assassin. So perhaps it was less Chavez than a creative headline writer.
But the real problem with the article is this:
In what possible way should such a meeting embarrass the White House? Unfortunately the BBC is keeping that a secret. Or perhaps even it doesn’t know.
Earlier, the Rev Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, said he was seeking a meeting with Mr Chavez to distance US Christians from the remarks.
He is in Mexico, where he is meeting a friend of Mr Chavez, and if all goes well he will travel on to Caracas for an encounter that could embarrass the White House.
Apparently no attempt to smear Bush with the taint of scandal is too ridiculous to find its way into the BBC.