ABC and NBC Tout ‘Larger Than Life’ Chavez Who ‘Never Backed Dow

March 6th, 2013 12:38 PM
 ABCNews.com on Wednesday greeted the death of Hugo Chavez by avoiding the word “socialist.” Instead, journalist Brandi Hitt touted the repressive leader as someone who “appeared to never back down from a challenge.” The reporter never mentioned Chavez’s crackdown on free speech or democracy. Instead, she featured a woman in the streets of Venezuela gushing…