And they’ll soon have some, although it will not be in direct competition, coming from the visual side of the media.
CARACAS, Venezuela Telesur has expanded to 17 Latin American countries in its first year on the air. Now officials with the T-V network financed by Venezuela and four other nations is eyeing U-S markets.
Telesur today marked its first anniversary.
The operation is touted by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as an upstart and alternative to what he calls the Washington-friendly coverage of media giants such as CNN.
Telesur hopes to make inroads in Hispanic communities in Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, New York, New Jersey and Florida.
I can’t wait! I hope someone casts Chavez as lead role in one of those Telemundo type soap operas.
You know the type, where a scorned and cheated on wife chases the philandering husband around the casa, knife in hand. He slips on a puddle of spilled salsa and she stabs him in the heart as he lays there wiping off the tomatoes and jalapeños.
Only the propman blew it and the knife is real.
But I’m afraid my fantasy is just that, and the real content of this exercise in communist babble will look something like this.