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Checking in on Dan Rather and Hugo Chávez

Here are the words of Dan Rather on May 30th 2012, 82 days ago:

“This reporter has been told that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive cancer that has ‘entered the end stage.’  The information and the quote come from a highly respected source close to Chavez and who is in a position to know his medical condition and history. This source says the prognosis is dire and that Chavez is now not expected to live ‘more than a couple of months at most.”

So how’s that hopey changey thing workin’ out for you, Dan? Personally I find it amazing that a North American journalist would be party to the spreading of rumours that might potentially destabilize the elected government of Venezuela, though then again I am a really sarcastic bastard. Either way Dan, this one’s for you:

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