or he has a compulsion to demonstrate what a fool he is.
American filmmaker Oliver Stone said Friday he deeply admires Hugo Chavez but suggested the Venezuelan president might consider talking a bit less on television.
Promoting his new documentary "South of the Border" in Caracas, Stone heaped praise on Chavez, saying he is leading a movement for "social transformation" in Latin American. The film features informal interviews by Stone with Chavez and six allied leftist presidents, from Bolivia's Evo Morales to Cuba's Raul Castro.
"I admire Hugo. I like him very much as a person. I can say one thing. ... He shouldn't be on television all the time," Stone said at a news conference. "As a director I say you don't want to be overpowering. And I think he is sometimes that way."
Which probably translates to "If you keep talking, you keep giving away what you actually are, and it causes problems."
"He's a soldier and he speaks from his heart," Stone said. "His vision is huge. ... And he will go down in history."
The Oscar-winning director hopes his documentary will help people better understand a leader who Stone said is wrongly ridiculed "as a strongman, as a buffoon, as a clown."
He's one more little commie tyrant, Stone, and the fact that you admire him so tells us all we need to know about you.