CNN’s Patricia Janiot: Chávez is “very attractive”

Via Noticias24,
Senior anchor for CNN en Español Patricia Janiot declared in an interview with journalist Cristian Savio that Chávez is “very attractive,” and has “overwhelming charisma,”
(My translation: If you use this translation please link to this post)

CS: What political leader impressed you the most?
PJ: Beyond his political position – I believe that a politician, the more he shows himself as a person and further away from the gods of Olympus, the better – there’s no doubt that Hugo Chávez os “the character.” He’s the epitome of the populist leader, with plain tastes, overwhelming charisma and the ability to involve himself in his sorroundings since he has a point of reference that also interests you. He’s a combination comedian, military, President and religious leader: a very appealing combination, even more so than his oratorial ability. He’s very attractive to any journalist.

CS: And [Argentinian President] Cristina Fernández?
PJ: She made a very good impression, I met her before she became president. Beyond her strong personality, she comes across as letting you know what to expect of her. She tells you what she means to your face. She’ll tell you outright if she doesn’t want to answer a question. She won’t evade it or change the subject.

CS: What are your thoughts on the turn to the left in Latin American politics?
PJ: It strikes me as a natural swing after the neoliberal decade that left so many of us in ruins. It’s a natural process in any country: when something doesn’t work, we look for the opposite. But nowadays the difference between the Left and the Right is how distanced they are from the United States. Even the governments on the Right are closer to fighting inequality and poverty, so the difference is the degree of alienation from the US.

Readers of this blog may remember that CNN en Español’s freelancer Mauricio Funes is the Communist party candidate running for President of El Salvador.

Janiot follows in the steps of tyrant-worshiper Barbara Walters, who idolizes Fidel Castro,

Another distinguished CNN alumna, Lucia Newman, is now working for al-Jazeera.

These and other headlines from the region in today’s podcast at 11AM Eastern . Chat’s open by 10:45AM. See you there!

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7 Responses to “CNN’s Patricia Janiot: Chávez is “very attractive””

  1. Joanna Says:

    *gag* It’s sickening on how the MSM anchors drool over these dictators.

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  6. keyboard jockey Says:

    Bash America yada yada yada Bash America yada yada yada….Carnie tricks that the masses never seem to get smoke and mirrors. Distraction, all threats to the state come from without not from with in don’t you believe it.

  7. Lissette Says:

    It greatly angers me and shows how only someone like you Patricia who, obviously has never lived in a country of great suffering would say something so ignorant about the egotistical good for nothing Hugo Chavez.