Oct 7/05 - Open letter to Ted Koppel, from ABC's Nightline: Follow up to another unsubstantiated Chávez dream-plot
October 7th, 2005
Mr. Ted Koppel
Dear Mr. Koppel,
During your September 16th Nightline interview with President Hugo Chávez, as a response to his startling - but oft repeated accusation - that the
The purpose of this letter is straightforward. Can you confirm if you have received such information from President Chávez? If you have, when do you plan to “show it to the
I think it is not necessary to tell you how newsworthy such information would be not only to the American public, but also to millions of Venezuelans increasingly skeptical about both Mr. Chavez’s and his numerous, outlandish and unsubstantiated “victimization” stunts.
While I understand that it was important for the ABC Network to redress the ill will it justifiably earned by permitting a garish Pat Robertson the use of its affiliate ABC Family Channel to call for the assassination of Mr. Chávez, it would also be important to make sure that Mr. Chávez does not walk away having used your highly reputable program to once again propagandize and lie to the world at large.
I look forward to your prompt response.
Pedro M. Burelli
PS: I am posting this letter in my Blog PMBComments (www.pmbcomments.blogspot.com) and I will be more than happy to post your response when I receive it.