Here's a great fake story from "America's Newspaper," a.k.a. The Washington Times: Top Dems are spitting mad that Hugo Chavez dissed President Bush on U.S. soil at the United Nations a couple of days ago. The Times' Betsy Pisik reports such an open display of patriotism "stunned" reporters like a Gitmo-style spa treatment.
"You don't come into my country, you don't come into my congressional district and criticize my president," said Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) whose whiskey voice makes him nothing less than the Brenda Vaccaro of Congress. Rangel's rasped revelation literally "stunned reporters on Capitol Hill," chronicles Pisik. (Rangel, fwiw, is a Purple Heart and Bronze Star winner who served in Korea.)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) got a couple of licks in at Hugo the Horrible too:
"Hugo Chavez fancies himself a modern-day Simon Bolivar, but all he is an everyday thug," Mrs. Pelosi said.
She added that Mr. Chavez had "demeaned himself, and he demeaned Venezuela."
Not all Dems were pissed at Chavez:
Though the remarks were "incendiary," [Iowa Sen. Tom] Harkin said, "I can understand the frustration, and the anger of certain people around the world because of George Bush's policies."
What was it that Chavez said? Nothing much–just calling Bush "the genocide president" and an agent of the devil.