Chavez reaches out to the Hysterical Right. AP:
President Hugo Chavez inaugurated a Venezuelan film studio Saturday to counter what he called Hollywood's cultural "dictatorship."This will be an important tell, folks. If Hollywood-bashing fails to elicit supportive nods from panting precincts like National Review, AEI, Pat Robertson etc, we'll know they're really serious!
Chavez announced $11 million in funds for the complex as he toured movie sets, costume rooms and sat in a director's chair -- all part of Venezuela's new "cultural artillery" to combat U.S. domination, he said.
"It's a Hollywood dictatorship," he said. "They inoculate us with messages that don't belong to our traditions ... (about) the American way of life, imperialism."
He accused Hollywood movies of stereotypes that cast Venezuela and other Latin American countries as violent havens for criminals and drug traffickers.