June 9, 2010

Tonight on Larry King Live!

Posted: 07:00 PM ET

Jesse Ventura and Rep. Connie Mack weigh in on the Tea Part movement,  Sarah Palin and the primary results.

Plus! Controversial filmmaker Oliver Stone on why he’s “going Hollywood” with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

And! The “Deadliest Catch” captains and “Dirty Job’s” Mike Rowe on the biggest oil spill in U.S. history!


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Smith in Oregon   June 9th, 2010 7:26 pm ET

A fundamental goal of the Republican-Tea Potty movement is to entirely eliminate the federal environmental protection agency (EPA) who they see as anti-American corporate business.

Can you imagine how much more toxic America would become in its Water, Air, and Land if the Republican-Tea potty movement got their way?

After 100 days of secret back room meetings between former vice president Dick Cheney and Big Oil representatives, Bush-Cheney gutted the federally mandated environmental impact study's and federal emergency contingency plan for ocean Oil well leases and drilling. This same special interest foobar directly led to the current horrific disaster spreading across the Gulf of Mexico.

robert wiegand (SEAL)   June 9th, 2010 7:32 pm ET

Ask Jessie Ventura if he would also go on the Michael Horn show to comment on his lessons learned by his experiences.

Richard   June 9th, 2010 8:17 pm ET

Why must the people like Mr. Jesse Ventura, always be so negative? All the problems that we are having did not start with this admistration. Remeber ther were 8 years of sumbody else, but the negative thinking people want to forget all that.
First they want GOVERNMENT, and then they dont. First is moves to fast, not its to slow.
Remember it took 8 YEARS to get us here, and you cant clean it up overnite.
Its to bad all the comments are not read or discussed with the
TEA PARTY negative, you dont think the way I do.
You have to respect the Office, of the President, but now nobody does.
Just spreading FEAR and DOOM.
Now, that is not the AMERICAN way,

May   June 9th, 2010 8:54 pm ET

Ask Oliver Stone what, if anything, he'd do different about the Alexander film having 20-20 hindsight.

Mike   June 9th, 2010 9:10 pm ET


I lived in venezuela and blame the upper class for never helping the lower class and the result was Chavez. But, what does Oliver Stone say to my brothers in law, who both lost their little 20 acre dairy and coffee farms to squatters supported by Chavez? Their middle class productive lives have been lost and the squatters are doing nothing with the land now. What does Oliver Stone say to my brothers in law? And opposition? He doesn't allow any.

Maria   June 9th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

Please ask Oliver Stone how much money did he receive from Chavez to make the movie South of Border.

Ovidiu Galescu   June 9th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

I am sorry to disappoint Mr. Oliver Stone but most if not all of the European Countries have 2 mandate term limits, each term of 4 or 5 years.
I think that he is poorly informed and just because he talks fast doesn't mean his facts are right.
I come from Romania , a country led by a dictator for 50 years and this no term limit business is the first step towards dictatorship.
I think Oliver Stone is overwhelmed by a personal charisma that most dictators throughout history posses.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   June 9th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

I think we have enough country's to hate Hugo's not bothering us so let's let him be .

Mike   June 9th, 2010 9:16 pm ET

Hugo Chavez is the direct result of 80% of the population being dirt poor and nobody cared. I'm a liberal, I lived there, I've spent a night in Venezuelan jail, and can tell you that Chavez is a dangerous, dangerous man. The right and left both have their extremes.

Frank Richmond   June 9th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

Why is it that when we suggest any alternate points of view be taught to our children, people get outraged? Are people not just as brainwashed by propoganda here as everywhere else? Only the deliberately blind can't see that's true.

Mike   June 9th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

Presidents in Latin America support XChavez because he supports them with $ and oil, much of it at reduced rates.

Chaney, La.   June 9th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

Who is Connie Mack to say that this movie of Oliver Stone is bad, and should not be seen by our kids, hell our kids need to see how it goes in other country.... all Documentaries are good wether you agree with the content or not for God sake.

RickFromDetroit   June 9th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

After WWII the US Government started two programs in Europe to guarantee the people received the truth and prevent another right wing takeover by by a bunch of biased liars. The programs were Radio Free Europe and Voice of America.

It is better to hear the truth and not agree with it than it is to be left in the dark about what is really happening.

Wagner Vendrame   June 9th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

Jesse and Oliver are out of the reality within Venezuela. My wife is from Venezuela and she has family there; middle class people. I have seen the deterioration of the country, loss of freedom of speech, loss of private property, among other things. I was at the airport with two guards pointing machine guns at me and asking for my passport, just because I look like a "gringo". And you know what? I am from Brazil. You guys maybe met Chavez and believe his speech probably because you were treated with a red carpet. But go as a normal person, drive around, and if you wish, I'll go with both of you to show you the true and sad reality of Venezuela. Chavez has destroyed the country, its infrastructure, and divided people. I have been to Venezuela many times over the past 10 years and I believe I have true information and a better sense of the actual situation in the country. And it is not a good one.

Alvaro   June 9th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

Please ask Mr. Stone why he just showed one version of Venezuela...? Was it because he was over paid by H. Chavez? He never boder to really look for the truth... He never boder to really search and get the facts... I would like to know if he'd allow the goverment to dictate what his children would learn in school? How many times he visited Venezuela? Two, three, ten times? That does not make him an expert, he does not know what we are and were we come from in order to venture and create a film with just one side of the story...

Claudia DeSantis   June 9th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

I am Brazilian, and I am TERRIFIED with this interview. Lula and Chaves are manipulators, perpetuating misery and poverty. South America in serious trouble, and these American privileged "smart duds" are coming public to defend those assassins, who are killing Indians, devastating the rainforest, endless disaster. I grew up in a Brazilian slum, I feel betrayed and used by these people. I have serious concerns about the moral values of these gentlemen defending Chaves and Lula. Lula installed the greatest corruption net Brazil has ever seen. Devastated our schools, and wins elections serving sandwiches and sodas for people in slums. Shameful, scary....

Roy   June 9th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

To smith in Oregon "A fundamental goal of the Republican-Tea Potty movement" – you are projecting. To Richard "Its to bad all the comments are not read or discussed with the TEA PARTY negative' – you are projecting. The "Tea Party" is not a party and it is not a movement. It is simply a widely diverse number of people who are totally dissatisfied with the direction the USA is going. Basically it is a recognition that there is absolutely no difference between Republicans and Democrats and that the Left vs. Right, Conservative vs. Liberal is all for show in the media.

LJ   June 9th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

My father was transferred to Venezuela in 2003 and lived there for 5 years and I would ask Jesse if he has been there and Oliver Stone if he did any investigative reporting or did he simply accept what Chavez told him. While my father was there he was in a hotel that was raided by Chavistas where they were killing Americans and anti-chavistas. Later he was sent a list of names of people he had to fire because they voted against Chavez in the election lest he lose his job so dont tell me these are free and equal elections.

Maria   June 9th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

Question for Mr. Ventura: have you ever been to Venezuela?
Question for both Mr. Ventura and Oliver Stone: DId you know that in Venezuela have been more deaths than in Irak since the war on Irak started? All of this because the government has been very inefficient at providing security for its people.

Ronald Uretta   June 9th, 2010 9:22 pm ET

Let's treat the illness not the symptoms. First of Larry King, Jesse Ventura and Oliver Stone are basically "sensationlists" and clearly not the voice that we should validate as anything more than "actors". Ventura has nbever displayed any sort of productive thinking. Stone is interested in selling his films, which are fiction not documentaries i.e. JFK was a boring distortion of an incident that took place and admittedly remains unclear as to who, what and why it happened.

Gustavo Arriens   June 9th, 2010 9:23 pm ET

I used to admired Mr Stone & Ventura until today, when I heard their comments about Venezuela, If you like it som much Why you guys don't go to live over there.

Pretty sure that you wont.

Ruth   June 9th, 2010 9:23 pm ET

Jessie, I had respect and consideration for you until today. I am a Venezuelan journalist who has been in the States as a political asylee because of the regimen of Hugo Chavez. Hugo Chavez has destroyed our economy, our national production infrastructure, our freedom of speech, our culture, etc. My family is currently in Venezuela and I speak today every day, they have been kidnapped, assaulted and robbed at least three times and there is no follow up, no due process of law, no justice. Hugo Chavez instead of investing in national safety and security is giving resources to terrorist groups like FARC and HEZBOLAH. I am sorry about what you think about mainstream media, but DO NOT USE THE VENEZUELAN SITUATION AND THE GRAVITY OF OUR CURRENT POLITICAL AND SOCIAL DRAMA TO SUSTAIN YOUR DISCUSSION ABOUT WHATEVER YOUR POINT IS. This is just ignorant and irresposable, just like it is for anti-Bush Americans to support Chavez just because he hates BUSH!
I do agree with Mack, CHAVEZ IS A TERRORIST a current threat to the STATES and the Western hemisphere and if there is a mistake the media has made and the US government has been an accomplice of is to have allowed Hugo CHAVEZ to act freely simply because they don't want to jeopardize the oil they receive from this country.
Jessie, I am sorry, if you want and like chavez so much, go LIVE IN VENEZUELA and come and tell us after 10 years if you make it ALIVE

LJ   June 9th, 2010 9:23 pm ET

While i was visiting my father in Venezuela in 2006, Chavez removed Pan, a staple in the Venzuelan economy, from grocery shelves all over the country and forced people to buy it from the Govt. for a significantly increased price. He is keeping his people in poverty so he can manipulate them.

bub   June 9th, 2010 9:23 pm ET

you have to leave our country for freedom!
i can not stand when people rant that our country is even free.
what bunch of BULL

i vote to rename our country to U.P.S.A.

Mary Robinson   June 9th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

Please have John Tesh on your show. He has set up a web site to raise money for the fishermen and their families.

Maria   June 9th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

According to Venezuela's statistics and data, it is the country with the greatest inflation in the world.

Ruth   June 9th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

I want to express my deepest appreciation for Rep Mack's support to the Venezuelan people. Thanks so much for your effort and for raising your voice in favor of justice and freedom.

Patricia Poma   June 9th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

Oliver Stone must be getting paid by Chavez. It's hard to believe that he is defending a dictator who is ruining Venezuela and bringing the private sector to it's knees. Political opponents are in jail. Diseases like dengue and malaria are back and the poor people of Venezuela are starving while Chavez gives away the oil money

Michael Armstrong Sr.   June 9th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

We can not be sticking our nose in other country's affairs and impose our beliefs on them we need to all try to get along with each other and respect each others constitution .

Carlos Guio   June 9th, 2010 9:25 pm ET

Oliver and Jesse do not know what they are talking about. They live in the US and enjoy what all Venezuela"s used to enjoy, free press, economic proeperity, freedom and poor crime.

Chavez has stolen the country's money, pays the 9 presidents Oliver talks about. Chaves won the first election legitimately and stole the others and has imprisoned and intimidated all openents.

He is a crook, a lier and assassin and has created incredible poverty in one of the richest countries in this hemisphere.

Very sad and I am amazed educted people like Oliver belive Chavez propaganda!

Bob Sinclair   June 9th, 2010 9:25 pm ET

I have been to Venezuela, more than once. I've also been to Colombia many times. Ask Oliver Stone why Alvaro Uribe, Chavez' nemesis, is the most popular of all Latin American presidents in his own country, and probably one of the most poularb in the world. Lula is a great man, the Kirchners are totally corrupt, the other Chavez Latin presidents supporters are all socialists, like Oliver Stones buddy Chavez.

Steve   June 9th, 2010 9:25 pm ET

Ask Connie "what is wrong with keeping the public informed by letting them see two sides of an issue?"

This is just like the sex ed debate and the gay debate. don't educate people and give them a choice. Just present them with the facts that you want them to know AS YOU WANT THEM TO KNOW THEM. That is called propaganda when others do it.

Maria   June 9th, 2010 9:25 pm ET

There has been a leak for the past 7 days in the Maracaibo lake and nobody has done anything about that. Inefficient government

Astrid   June 9th, 2010 9:26 pm ET

Why these guys don't go and live in Venezuela if they like Chavez so much. They don't really have any idea about the monster that Chavez is. It looks like they only made social visits and social researches. Didn't they investigate the links with the narco, guerrilla, terrorism, deaths of innocent people, violation of the human rights, stole of election, etc...This president has been a nightmare for the venezuelan people ans is amazing that people like them like him.
I think these guys don't have any idea of what they are talking about, this is incredible. Can somebody like Saddam Hussein, Fidel Castro, Osama Bin Landen? Chavez is the same.

kobyn quintero   June 9th, 2010 9:26 pm ET

Venezuela's president support politically and financially the colombian rebels "FARC" who keep kidnapping and killing innocent civilian people. For Mr. Stone and Ventura is so easy to get along with Chavez but living in USA. Why they do not go to Colombia and see by themselves all the fact that rebels with Chavez support are doing to civilian Colombians?

daniel Wohlstein   June 9th, 2010 9:26 pm ET

larry: what your guest do not understand, is the level of corruption the government of venezuela has. In the last 10 years they have erase 250 billion dollars not in the poor people of venezuela but in programs that do not work, that do not increase the level of capacity of the venezuelan people or the country. It is not about socialist, capitalist or Communist, it is about incapacity to govern a country in the right way. look at peru and colombia and brazil booming. venezuela is back 5o years ago. Oliver can film what ever, he does not understand or do not want to understand the is obvious.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   June 9th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

Hugo called Bush the devil there must be some democrats that like him .

Donna   June 9th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

Go Jesse go, you are right on. If we don't question we can't get answers.

Karla   June 9th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

I am Venezuelan. I agree with Rep Mack in that freedom of speech is definitely NOT allowed in Venezuela. This conversation would have been banned, channels have been banned, shows have been banned or censored.....Oliver Stone would not be allowed to make the kind of movies he makes (I'm a fan of some of them)....would any of these people live in Venezuela? Most of my family has left the country. How can these guys talk so vehemently about something they have not lived full flesh??!!! It's very different to visit or watch a movie than to actually LIVE it.

bub   June 9th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

question for Oliver Stone
will you ever make a movie about occupation of Palestine?

Jose   June 9th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

Oliver and Jesse think that by traveling to VNZ and beimg shown what Chavez wants to show them entitles them to speak about that country

Hector   June 9th, 2010 9:28 pm ET


Oliver Stone and Jesse Ventura have no idea about the real situation in Venezuela. I'm Venezuela and it is clear Jesse Ventura is lacking the proper information. What about RCTV? The contact attacks agains Globovision??????

james kilo bofill   June 9th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

Ask the gov about the haarp and tell him there is one in russia too?

Giuseppe   June 9th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

Did you know that in Venezuela the people muerie of Dengue and the government prohibits the statistics and therefore not sehacen campaigns.
This is no lie, not guierra mediatica son died recently from a friend of dengue.

Ricardo   June 9th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

I would like for Oliver Stone and Jesse Ventura (governor), to go and live a year in Venezuela. Not as a celebrity, but as a regular citizens. Mingle with people of all social levels, I repeat all the different social levels, without having to be guided and really get the opinion from all people.

I have my whole family that leaves in Venezuela, and there is not a single person that supports him. What he is always trying to do is create hate between the different social classes, I dont think that is the role of a president.

Also the restriction of currency and press, how can someone justify that. How can you defend that if you have property, and want to be able totransfer money or assets, the goverment does not allow.

You also mention that he is respected by several president, well let me tell you he has buy his support with oil, that should be better directed to help the Venezuela people and not other countries.

Lula, is not a 100% support of chavez, as opposed to chavez, Lula, does care about trying to make their citizens (all of them) better, that is not Chavez desire.


richard   June 9th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

Stone is ignoring that Chaevez expropriates individual's businesses and land, on whim. Whim.
Living in Miami, I know Venezuelans who moved here because their life work and savings were taken with no notice, by Chavez. My views are not based on US mainstream media.
Providing benefits and spreading the wealth in third world countries is a policy I respect, but Chavez has shown he has no sense of fairness in trying to make this transition. He also has shut down media outlets not just for messages off over throwing the government, but for just expressing critical views of Chavez. His government is not a democracy by western (not just US) standards.

Eduardo   June 9th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

Question for Mr. Stone:

Do you know Venezuelan numbers on inflation, production, criminality,
political liberties, education, health services?

If you know the answer to this question you would understand why we can not live in Venezuela as a middle class family

Claudia DeSantis   June 9th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

And for these gentlemen information, the leftist powers in S America have done nothing but damage to the poor. Banks in Brazil with Lula made more money than ever, and he rules the country with the corrupt elite which he opposed to gain votes. Brazilians hate Lula, and Chaves for that matters. We are just so luck in Brazil that democracy is well established and we can hope to see the dictator Lula out of office soon. Poor Venezuelans on the other hand...

Carolina   June 9th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

Please ask Mr. Stone how much did the Chavez administration paid him to do this documentary. Any self respecting human bein would never go in front of national US tv station and praise Chavez the way Mr. Stone has done. Referendums mean absolutely nothing, they are fixed from the very begiging. As a Venezuelan citizen I was never able to vote, however my name shows as part of the Bolivarian Movement, meaning that I had voted for him. If you vote agaist him on a referendum or general election, you'll never be able to find a job, since in order to apply to any job you have to prove with a Bolivarian Letter" that you have never voted against him. Moreover I did not hear Mr. Stone mention that since Chanvez has been in power every tropical disease known to man that were once erradicated in Venezuela are back again due to the lack of sanitation, or medical services-or medical services ran by inept Cuban individual who are not able to prove weather they are Medical Doctors or not.; or the unemployment rate, the poverty rate and the insecurity. People have to ride on armored cars in fears of being kidnaped.
How about those topics? ...who cares if 6 presidents of Latin America support him or not? they are in power beacuse Chaves instigated a revolution and put them there in the first place, bacasue they have been receiving free oil while the Venezuelan population starves...
Is it me or these are the important topics that a documentary should talk about... It's very sad that people so knowlegable as you are able to be so nearsighted, in order to know what you're talking about you need to LIVE in venezuela like a regular Venezuelan, and THEN you can sit there with your tie and suspenders, and make an educated GUESS of how it's like, and who Chavez is. Until then your word mean nothing.

Ruth   June 9th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

Jessie and Oliver are a shame to all vietnam and war veterans who has given their lives for the values Chavez is destroying and campaigning against. SHAME ON THEM!

duin   June 9th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

As a Venezuelan I can tell you that visiting my country is a very different experience than living in it. Today Hugo Chavez controls one hundred percent of the Venezuelan media. Our education levels are lower than ever and are our poverty levels higher than ever. The elections process is very corrupted you can find records of votes you are dead. The fact that some people disagree with the way politics and media is been handled in the US does not make Venezuelan politics good. Some people love to hate the US but they do not know what it is like to live in a country like Venezuela.

Archie Glover   June 9th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

Thank you Oliver and Gov. Ventura. Lifting the veil on media manipulation in this country is a mark of the greatest patriots in this country right now. This is not political, neither left wing or right. It is the corporate control of media that is destroying this country. I would advise anyone doubting this to read the works of Noam Chomsky. My eyes have been opened, and I hope for the day when commom sense returns to the people of this great country. Wake up America! You are being manipulated and controlled by the media.

Smith in Oregon   June 9th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

Republican lawmakers have carefully crafted the existing Oil and Gas laws which make Big Oil corporations nearly immune to various forms of liability. A full 50% of ALL of the federal judges across the Gulf States alone were propelled into office by Big Oil heavy donations and financing. Even Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts appears to entirely be a strong supporter of Big Oil in his ruling against the people of Alaska and siding with Exxon against liability payments.

Karen Shoffman   June 9th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

I have a friend who managed to "get out of Venezuela" – her family still lives there and Chavez will not let anyone in her family travel to the US. Her sister is an attorney and he told all lawyers that their salaries are capped – they can't make too much money (sound like anyone in the US?).

Please don't have Jessie Ventura on your show again. He is a mean old guy who wants attention really badly. It's all about Jessie Ventura. Please don't ruin a good show by having his big mouth on again.

Jessie – you have your head burried in the sand. He is such a know it all. He is so rude.

Renee'   June 9th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

How blind can Jesse and Oliver be! Ask any educated Venezuelan who actually lives there or lived in Venezuela! Chavez is an egotistical maniac who has taken over the media (how do you like that Oliver and Jesse!) monopolizing the TV stations for days over his ideas and items of no importance. He has also taken over industries and lost most of all the international investments because he thinks he knows better! He has no idea how to maintain what facilities, much less run them profitably to benefit the people. It's only the poor uneducated people who've been promised lots and bribed who vote for him! And that's more and more poor people each year that he's in power! 75% voter turn out? Did you know that it's a law to vote in Venezuela? And did you know that the poor are given money and food, etc. to go vote? How blind you are, you foolish Americans who take your severely fought for freedoms and dare to subjugate those freedoms to the whims of dictators and socialists! Foreigners laugh at your naivete'!

Lena Hohenadel   June 9th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

Mr. Stone,

Were you able to converse with Venezuelans of your choice? I am a Venezuelan American, and your "take" on Chavez is woefully different that the opinions of the educated. Don't muddle that with wealth, simply with thinking citizens. I am alarmed when I hear people of your stature hailing someone such as Chavez. I so wish that the American media would not give this man a voice. He uses the coverage to impress.

This man controls Venezuela and its citizens; they are held hostage. He is not a symbol of freedom! People are fearful and afraid of speaking out. Elections are a joke. I cannot believe what I am hearing on this show about elections. He controls in a most intelligent manner, fooling so many. Is that not the mark of many of the infamous? He uses his charisma that he shares with some to fool. This is a most dangerous man. Please, take time to have a second look.

I was proud to be a Venezuelan, a country that was South America's truest democracy. I was born under Gomez, a ruthless dictator, lived through Perez Jimenez, but proud to have had a leader such as Betancourt. Venezuela is in crisis; its citizens who live here are afraid to return home even for a visit. I think if you lived under the laws he has put in place, your views would be completely different.

Unfortunately, I think you do great damage to many with your views of Chavez. You are a great cinematographer and people will look at this film. and be incorrectly swayed.

Please, take a second, more thorough look .....independently

Thank you

kay   June 9th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Old saying: When you point a finger at someone else, three of them point back at you. Cong. Mack wrapping his disdain in the flag doesn't hide his basic Tea Party mentality.
Larry is getting very FOX like in giving Mack ample time and cutting off Oliver Stone's cogent comments with the advertiser imperative.

Ray   June 9th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Mr Mack talks about the greatness of America, ask a Native American about all it's greatness.

Then ask him about Bush Jrs admitting to water boarding.

Easy to talk about Chavez, but no so easy to admit to this countries long history of violence. Mack sounds brainwashed.

Dr. W. Gal   June 9th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

It is really sad to hear Oliver Stone, a man who I always admired as a film director gloryfying a man who although in fact won the first eleccions properly, has betrayed the |venezuelan people and is destroying the country. He is the product of 30 years of corruption but now heb has made corruption the worse ever. Please allow me to ask him to talk to the real Venezuelan people what's going on and not just to get the information from chavez and the people he gets him to talk to

Brenda Gbolie   June 9th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Thanks Jesse! Very good arguments. You just put Connie Mack to shame!

Charles: Mesa, Az   June 9th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Connie Mack say's that this Oliver Stone movie is bad, and should not be seen by our kids. He reminds me of the Teaparty like opposition to President Obamas speech he gave on Education, and his message to kids to stay in school. parents actually pulled their kids out of school to keep them from hearing Obamas speech, which these parents claimed was a speech on socialism. My g-d , I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see it with my own eyes.

Ana   June 9th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

I am watching tonight's program with Mr. Stone and Mr. Ventura, and I am appalled and disgusted by the way they are misinforming the American people with regards to the Venezuelans and Cuban reality under Chavez and Castro's regime. As a Cuban-American, I am a witness of the Castro revolution and I suffered under it. I feel for the people of Venezuela who are following Cuba's footsteps. Mr. Stone is a communist at heart but not by living it. I wish that he could experience frist hand what it is to live under such a regime, with no liberties, and where the government owns your brains, your actions, and even the fixed amount of food they sell you. While they sell free education as an accomplishment of the revolution, they do not mention that children go to work in the fields during half of the school day. It is easy and hypocritical to advocate Chavez and Castro, while you enjoy the luxury and freedom of the United States.

Trisha   June 9th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

I don't personally like Chavez and what he has done and is doing to his people, but I do have to agree with Gov. Ventura on the media "blackouts" here in America. Our Media is notorious for giving out only what "big money" wants them to put out. We, as Americans have been denied so much TRUTH that we have resorted to web sites outside of our mainstream media to get the truth. Our Government sensors, that is a fact. We want control of the oil over that region, that is also fact. WAKE UP AMERICA!!

Maria   June 9th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

I wish this 2 B. Could move to Venezuela, or Cuba. "THEY DON'T BELONG IN AMERICA!!.

Smith in Oregon   June 9th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

When you have the CIA in the middle of the Drugs for Guns (Contra affair) in South America, in the middle of the Karzai Clan of alleged major exporters of Heroin out of Afghanistan, it is obvious that America's war on drugs is hypocritical and only applys to those out of the loop, while a federal agency reaps Billions of dollars for illegal drug smuggling and widely spends those dollars on nefarious activity's which the CIA is well known for doing.

Fabian   June 9th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

Stone is being used by Chavez, he is repeating Chavez propaganda, it's sad. Ask him to move to Venezuela and Cuba.
Ventura seems to hate America, send him to live to Iran.
Just sad.

Enrique   June 9th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

I invite Mr. Stone and Mr. Ventura to live in Venezuela for a couple of year to see how terrible Chavez has been for Venezuela, being there for a few days won't reveal the true reality of Venezuela and it's people.
Mr. Stone and Mr. Ventura need to experience what is to be afraid to be robbed with impunity, what is to lose your job because you are not sided with the government, what is to have your money controlled by the government and not being allowed to buy foreign currency even having the means to do so, healthcare is deplorable with no resources whatsoever for medical supplies, TV stations are closed down by Chavez just because he says so.
To Mr. Stone and Mr. Ventura, it's easy to sympathize with Venezuela when you can always go back to the States, like I said before, come to Venezuela and live here a few years, then get back to us again.

Russ   June 9th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Venezuela is today the number one source country of suspect air tracks carrying cocaine to the United States. That data is readily available. Oliver Stone mistaken. Besides that, he is a tool of Hugo Chavez.

cheryl lindsey   June 9th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Yes, Oliver Stones' flim should be mandatory, if your Government Sen Mack is Laying off 300,000 teachers nation wide, we are going to become a " Unscienctific America" our children need KNOWLEDGE. not your idea or mine but the truth. the world does not revolve around the USA even though BUSH wanted it too. Our children most know of the rest of the world and learn to get along with it.

Mercedes   June 9th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Larry, I borned in Venezuela. I have been living in USA since 1975.
I can not believe a movie was made about Chavez. How blind is Mr. Oliver Stone about the situation in Venezuela and how Hugo Chavez is destroying the country. How much was he paid to make this movie?
I can not understand how people without knowing what is happening in Venezuela are given opinions without any knowledge. Mr. Oliver do you think what you saw in Venezuela is the reality of the Venezuelans. I am sure you were told things that are not true. YeYes, Hugo Chavez was elected by the people, the first time. But Chavez promised those people houses, cars, and a better life to buy the vote. Guess what, just promises!!! He is a ditactor. How can you say that the election system is better than what we have in USA. I know that if you went to vote and you did not vote for Chavez you vote was not valid. It happened to many memebers of my family. Mr. Oliver, I have completely lost respect for you. Obviously your movie is not based on true facts. You should be doing more research before you made a movie. I am not planning to go to see your movie because you are not given true facts. What a dissapointment!!
Of course, your family is not being affected by what is happening in my country. Hugo Chavez is a ditactor and we do not have a democracy. You do not have freedom of speech. I can go on and on........

Russell Pluta   June 9th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

In response too Republican connie mack's comment on drilling on the golf of Mexico stating it should never happen again , it should have never happened in the first place. Due to greed of oil company's and consumers demand .it is not only a us disaster but planets earth disaster , the whole human race will surfer because of insurmountable re precautions

A West   June 9th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Connie Mack is clueless!!! How can he question Jesse? Please, give us a break. Jesse tells the truth more than anybody else in politics. Is "bush beating" a course that politicians can take in college?

Julio   June 9th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

Why does the press continue supporting Uribe when there is enough proof that the paramilitary -created by him- are the principal drug traffickers and that the war in Colombia is mainly of the FARC competing with the paramilitary for drug-power?...drug trafficking has not decreased in the past 8 years of Uribe's regime

RickFromDetroit   June 9th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

I don't know why we worry so much about illegal drugs when three of the most addicting drugs known to mankind are available for prescription on demand at your local doctor. Prozac, Xanax, Lithium

Lawrence   June 9th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

To Oliver, in regaurds to Venezula's media being so "Free". you're right Hugo's not a tyrant.

Hugo Chavez targets Venezuela media
The Venezuelan leader says the steps he is taking shift communications 'hegemony' away from private interests to the people, but critics express fear for free speech rights.

July 22, 2009|Chris Kraul, Kraul is a special correspondent. Special correspondent Mery Mogollon contributed to this report.

CARACAS, VENEZUELA — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has made moves to tighten government control over national media, say critics who warn that the Internet and social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter could be his next target.

Chavez recently announced that the government would review the licenses of and possibly close as many as 240 radio stations - more than one-third of all AM and FM broadcasters. He has proposed rules that would limit the sharing of programming by stations, something that helps many stay economically viable.

Critics say it's a means of forcing independent station owners to sell out or go off the air, thereby shifting airwave dominance to Community Radio, the pro-government chain founded by Chavez. Since 2001, the government chain has grown to 238 local stations, which aren't included in the current review.

"If we recover I don't know how many stations, it won't be to give them back to the bourgeoisie. No, no. We have to create popular radio for the people," Chavez told a university audience Tuesday in Caracas, the capital.

Chavez has said the moves are part of his socialist plan of shifting media "hegemony" away from private ownership and to the people.

But critics say the license review and other measures taken by Chavez in recent weeks are designed to quash dissenting views. Two years ago, Chavez refused to renew the license of the nation's most popular TV network, RCTV, which broadcast commentary critical of Chavez's leftist policies.

Alfredo Keller, head of a Caracas polling firm, believes the actions are Chavez's response to a decline in his popularity, which hit a five-year low in May, according to Keller's quarterly poll. The decline has shaken Chavez because elections for the National Assembly are scheduled next year, he said.

Other ominous signs for free-speech advocates include legislation that Atty. Gen. Luisa Ortega Diaz will present to the National Assembly soon that would create a new category of "media crime," punishing those who broadcast or print opinion instead of fact.

"What I wonder is, who will define the crime and based on what criteria?" said Marcelino Bisbal, a professor at Central University of Venezuela and editor of Communication magazine. "The arbitrary way such a law could be applied is very worrisome."

john   June 9th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

Yea, I think Connie is lost and doesn't understand where Jessie and Oliver are comming from because he's IN the circle! Drugs? Try stopping them at OUR border! I understand why Jessie got out of politics.
Austin TX

bub   June 9th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

have any of you seen stones movie?
how arrogant of you all!!!!!!

rafael yaques   June 9th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

larry, mr.stone&mr.ventura have never lived in cuba or venezula. it's pathetic to here these comments,when people want liberty &justice and food for the elderly& greatful that they live in the great U.S.A.

lukas   June 9th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

Larry been your fan for years, but what need did you have to further help the communist propaganda.

Stonw keeps saying that Chavez admitted his defeat in the 2006 election. Guess what that election repealed? Unlimited Presidential Terms! Everything the people voted for was not honored. All points summited to referendum that where lost where violated and implemented anyway. Why bother to vote?

Ask Mr. Stone how much money he got in advance and in total for that “documental”. I’m Venezuelan and since there is no separation of powers (checks & balance) everything from Elections to the Supreme Court bow to Chavez. . Yes, the voting system is electronic, but the info in passed (totalized) mainly unsecured pen drives and voting databases are rigged. Yeah, name the international organization cited over and over. How many elections did Castro lose? He won all of them! Same M.O.

Why don’t you talk about the huge numbers on political prisoners or judges in jail for not executing Chavez very public condemnation of alleged wrong doing, inflation, crime, etc.? Or how many ministers have links to the bath party or to Hezbollah?

bullpooch   June 9th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

in addition to my previous comments regarding Stone, Ventura and King we should not loose sight of a very fundamental tenet of this marvelous country; regardless of what anyone thinks about these three individuals, we all have the right to form and voice our thoughts.

In closing, i personally dismiss any of stone's movies as not worth watching. sarah palin should ask jesse to be her vp running mate in 2012. larry-is larry: i'll wait for anderson cooper's show.

Smith in Oregon   June 9th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

What do the Captains think about supplying contaminated seafood to America's children? Do they take or feel any responsibility for people that are poisoned by toxic chemicals and minerals in the seafood they catch?

Michael Armstrong Sr.   June 9th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

The Horizon Event would make a great 6 hour movie .

Julio   June 9th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

Former paramilitary leaders have confessed that they killed thousands of persons to support Uribe's election...we don't hear this happening in Venezuela...

César C.   June 9th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

I'm Venezuelan and became an American citizen over 10 years ago. I'm not 100% of what goes on in my country so most of what I hear is from my family; upper class and lower class and there's no middle class. Most of my family dislikes Chavez. Why? He has taken over television networks, communications companies and large private corporations. Seems un-democratic. I'm looking forward to the movie. Maybe I'll learn something.

Smith in Oregon   June 9th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

Stop the mess? There are already at least 50 Million gallons of poisonous toxic carcinogenic fluid in the once fertile fishing region in the Gulf of Mexico. It's there NOW.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   June 9th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

I beganing to think that God dont like Louisiana that much .

Michael Armstrong Sr.   June 9th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

Im beganing to think that God dont like Louisiana that much .

Ana   June 9th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

How much money is Chavez paying Oliver Stone and Jesse Ventura? how can they say so many things about the regime that made my country a living hell? I would like both of them to live in the Venezuelan slums and go through all what people have to face every day to survive.

Jim   June 9th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

I found Jesse Ventura's comments on LKL this evening to be childish and purposely inflammatory. I used to respect Jesse as an "independent". He came across tonight like he'd say anything to grab the spotlight and completely abandoned any semblance of reasonable argument. I watch CNN every day but his presence on LKL seriously damaged CNN's image as a professional news organization.

Smith in Oregon   June 9th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

BP has a lousy safety record in Alaska, Larry King should ask those Captains what if anything they have heard about BP's underhanded practices in Alaska.

rick faw   June 9th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

I want to ask Mack if the mexicans coming over the border getting shot should say they are looking for WMD or are going to liberate us from the banksters,,or they are bringing democracy? Greatness has taken on hunger and can't make payments and lives in tent cities. Politics is a sick thing these days. We are supposed to support troops in illegal wars,,say we are the greatest when we are flat broke and hungry, and smile and ask for more of the same. Wrong.

Raul   June 9th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

Larry the people from louisana might be strong and good willed and can get through.. but this is about the ocean and its animals an ecology and our food source .. as well as its natural state those things arent as resilient as humans. humans can move the corals and animals cant. i think were missing the point. what is louisiana going to do when theres nothing to fish, when the marhes oil gets into the missipii and so on.. this isnt about just jobs , ist about a national resource. this will put the south back into the 1700s

Maria   June 9th, 2010 9:44 pm ET

Oliver, I am Venezuelan, how many citizens of Venezuela did you speak with during your making of your documentary, or should I say sham. The People cannot speak there minds as Chavez shuts down TV channels and shows that voice there opposition; the people cannot eat as Chavez goes on living like a king (just like Castro lives like a King as his people suffer). Jessie, I am truly saddned that you are allowing your difficult times in office to turn you towards Chavez; you say that the press is the fourth branch of government, where the hell is this fourth branch in Venezuela, under Chavez's foot, that is where it is, get past some basic mud political mud slingling in the U.S. that has hurt your delicate flower being and stand by the U.S.
Finally, you two need to be man enough to comment and answer this email.

David J   June 9th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

I am amazed by the comments to O. Stone and J. Ventura. It is easy to give opinions from far. I am venezuelan and have to say, they these two need to check the real facts first. There is a actual law that will send you to jail if you speak againts Chavez in public. Is that democracy? currently they just passed a law that says that there is no private property anymore, that everything belongs to the government. Is that democracy? Stone and Ventura will be enemies of chavez if they lived in Venezuela because they will be "rich oligarcs" as everybody else that has a decent living. Currently there is more poverty in venezuela that 10 years ago before chavez. The country is falling apart and all of this is documented. They are power outages all over the country because the government has not invested in infrastructure to accomodate the rising population. We have the same raods that 50 years ago. I would like them to tell us how is that Venezuelans are living so well? So, how come they are all trying to flee the country to other countries in look for a better life. Please look at the facts. Currently the same chavistas report daily on the abuse and corruption they are tired of seeing daily. Currently goverment officials spent hundres of millions of dollars in food, purchased from other countries "for the venezuelan people", but after containers arrived to venezuelan ports, they left the food to spoil for several months, since they did not care anymore since they all cashed in big fat commisions. And don't even mention the elections, every person in this world knows that the famous machines are tampered with and they use the same in all other countries that are allies. Did they found out who owns the company that makes the machines???? unbelievable! I just want to wait when all the true comes out in a few years, what Stone and Venture will have to say. just wait.....

Smith in Oregon   June 9th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

Worried about BP? CNN should interview the former BP employees in Alaska who turned safety issue whistle-blowers. BP hired ex-CIA agents who allegedly illegally entered their homes and turned their lives inside out. Larry King, wouldn't it be better serving your viewers to have interviews with people that actually got stomped by BP after reporting safety violations?

Claudia DeSantis   June 9th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

I make Ruth's words mine. These individuals are using the terrible hardship Venezuelans are facing with Hugo Chaves to promote themselves and make money with a brainwashing "documentary." This is embarrassing, they should apologize to Venezuelans and South Americans all together for portraying those thieves as heroes.

margaret   June 9th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

While Connie did a fine job, Larry should have had a Venezuelan on to really get an authentic account of life in that country. Ventura's vile attitude was annoying to me. Not a Larry King best.

Raul   June 9th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

and as a cuban american and veteran of both coast guard and navy i agree with jessie and oliver, we have been medling in other gov since the dawn of time. and then we get upset when they point the finger back and have proof. explain to me why cuba is always ranted about only on elections then nothing is done? because its better to have a nation 90 miles away from your shores in poverty than a rich nation that would be a security threat.. thats plain and simple strategy. and they have oil just not the tech to get it out.. but china is helping them with that. and who does china own? check your clothes and items and see where there made. not to mention lol.. hypocracy .

daniel   June 9th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

Larry whoever is against The USA is our enemy, Chavez has teamed up with Iran, North Korea and Cuba to call for the destruction of the US, or Oliver stone ignores that??

Fernando Guillen   June 9th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

I am from venezuela I haven in this country for 29 years,and I can tell you; It is free speech right now inVenezuela It just two weeks ago exGovernar of state of Zulia, He was realese by the goverment of Chavez just he did his personal opinion in one private channel,Beacuse you can not go to the state T.V station to give your personnal opinion about the goverment; how the country has been run.So please give t he info to Governor Jessi V and Mr Stone.

Todd Brownredt6   June 9th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

The Senator on tonight is full of bull about the drug war.....this country grows lots of tobacco which kills more people every year than all the illegal drugs combined.The war on drugs kills more peopke than the drugs do.Unless He's willing to outlaw tobacco and alcohol then he's a hypocrite.. The very kind of leader that got us into the mess this county is in.

Todd Brown

Carlos Acosta   June 9th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

What a poor journalism work Mr. Oliver Stone has done, if you want to find the truth please ask all the journalist and political leaders that are in jail because of Mr. Chavez persecution. If you want to find out the truth of what is really happening in Venezuela please don't go ask 3 Americans who are disconnected with the reality in Venezuela and or South America. Mr. Stone please go interview serious journalist like Nelson Bocaranda and writers like Mario Vargas Llosa just to mention a couple. Do you want prove of the Venezuelan government involve supporting the FARC ask the Colombian president Uribe a very serious and honorable president.
Mr. Stone the movie is a disgrace for all south American countries that specially Venezuela, your misinformation and quite frankly ignorance over a situation can only be labeled as irresponsible to say very least.

Mr. Larry King, if you want to know about what is really happening there, ask a Venezuelan citizen ask a person who has lived and suffer from the persecution of a government that the only thing they cared about is to be permanently in power.

History will have the last word, and just hope that the few dollars Mr Stone made will buy him the peace of mind and comfort that the hundred of political persecuted and victims of the social decay and poverty will not have in decades to come. How can you explain 80% of the population is in poverty been Venezuela one of the most riches countries in the world?

Rose Adams   June 9th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

Mr. King, Better screen your guests ; that has-been governor Ventura is hitting on Mr. Stone for a movie. Chavez is a dictator. I do not care to see a movie that glorifies some power hungry South American dictator. Chavez thought Pres. Obama should get control of the media better; I guess that freedom of speech thing is getting in the way. Nice to know Mr. Stone does not mind whether or not he makes movies with freedom of speech. Mr. Stone will make a really good Big Brother movie.

alexandra Matos   June 9th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

As a Venezuelan citizen I welcome your guests to live in my country so that they can see how people are REALLY struggling in venezuela day by day. Please do not continue to do this kind of interviews of capitalists as they do not know what it is really happening in my country and they don't know what leaving in a Communist country is like.

Missy   June 9th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

McCarthy exposed Hollywood in the 50's as supporting communism.....everyone thought he was crazy.
Now after listening to Stone and Ventura I am beginning to wonder if McCarthy was not right!
Stone and Ventura's propoganda about how wonderful and caring Hugo Chavez is, makes me ill. Chavez is a dictator who makes his people live in poverty and ignorance. There is no freedom of speech or thought in Venezuela.
Stone and Ventura, go live in Venezuela if you like it that much.... we don't want it here.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   June 9th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Eating seafood from the gulf would be like eating from a toilet .

Smith in Oregon   June 9th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

Anderson Cooper is demanding transparency by BP? BP is going to be approached by federal EPA agents to pay for every barrel that has been spilled. No way and No how is BP going to be transparent on how many Millions of gallons has gushed into the Gulf of Mexico.

Is America transparent on the health risks from swimming, drinking and eating contaminated seafood from the Gulf Region, of course not!

I support any and all boycott of seafood which has rapped and cleaned out entire species of fish in the world's oceans. The only savior for the shrimp, oysters, crabs and fish appears to be when they become so contaminated they are widely understood to be unfit for human consumption.

Irma   June 9th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

I can´t believe how exactly what Mr. Connie says about the MEDIA changing reallity is use to support exactly that. Chavez it¨s a liar, and Oliver support that Lie. Tthey really believe that because they went to vzla as Chavez guest they have a chance to really know what´s going on in there. They have a very $$$$ cause to give support to a biggest liar in the history of the world

RickFromDetroit   June 9th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

After 35 years of passing energy and environmental programs, and having half the country balk at them, all of a sudden we want action, and we are going to get it. We can now spend the next 35 years cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico.

daniel   June 9th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

Larry, Chavez lost the referendum and then he called for another referendum into win so he never respected the will of the venezuelans, now Oliver stone says that Chavez respected the will of the venezuelans, where was he ??

christine   June 9th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

i know venezuelans who left after having their business destroyed by chavez and came here to restart their lives. after reading the overwhelming senitments of other bloggers it seems that chavez doesn't even deserve to have his name spoken. the suggestions for jesse ventura to live in venezuela sound perfect – why not? i'm sure his children are grown, he's no longer governor and must have enough funds to live comfortably. bye bye please jesse. also we have lots of great and creative film directors in the usa and don't really need oliver stone...he's very rich (because he can be here) and can have a nice life visitng his new neighbor, jesse. bye bye to you too oliver.

BF   June 9th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

Mr. Stone, please get your facts right. Move to Venezuela, spend at least 6 months, talk to people, MOST PEOPLE. And you will find the TRUTH. Chavez is a dictator, against freedom and against everything this country has fought for. You should give up your American citizenship and ask for asylum in Venezuela. Try to make an honest living down there! Go to a supermarket and see if you can find milk, sugar? Try driving around at night alone and see if you survive. How can you be so irresponsible and short sided? You either think is really cool to be left wing and that you can make money bashing the American press or, you are getting paid by Chavez. Chavez brainwashes and bribes his allies the same way Hitler did in Nazi Germany. He probably did the same thing to you.

Paul Porter   June 9th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

As a life long resident of the state of Alabama I find myself in tears now everytime I see the news. Love your shpw but it breaks my heart. God bless us

RickFromDetroit   June 9th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

I recently seen a report showing that all of the waste water sewage plants along the Mississippi River drain down the river and dump in the Gulf. The crude oil and sewage should make for a tasty shrimp dinner.

Luis from Ohio   June 9th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

Larry ..

Why don't u ask Mr.Stone to stay at my house down in Caracas. I bet he wouldn't like the fact that some times there is no Milk. That the Criminal's in Venezuela .. let alone in Caracas ... go unchecked. That the dead surpass any deadly weekend that in Iraq or Mexico.
Why because i am opposition i haven't been able to travel to Venezuela because i am on a list of Venezuelan – American's.

And Gov. Ventura needs some more education on the matter. Please Gov. I think u forgot in what country we are ... this is a great country ... Venezuela is Amazing ... But Chavez is the cancer of Venezuela ... and South America !!

Al   June 9th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

Agree with Efren. Whacko is probably too nice a word , Mr "Body" if you like Hugo so much go live there. I don't think you're much of an American any more.

Consuelo Najera   June 9th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

I am a 25 year admirer of Larry King, and have watched his programs during all that time...






Smith in Oregon   June 9th, 2010 9:59 pm ET

For decades Louisiana's politicians merrily took Big Oil money to pad their pockets and their campaign coffers. Many later coincidentally were offered lucrative jobs in the Oil industry later, like the horrific former vice president Dick Cheney. These people all knew the risk, the danger and how toxic and poisonous crude Oil is when it spills into the water-table, marshes, oceans, land and rivers.

josef   June 9th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

When the taboo on free energy (zero point energy) stop! Isn't it the time to do it now? let explore the patents, free energy devises, classify for "National Security". What a catastrophy we have to go though, so the power to be, allow us to benefit from no poluted energy sources?

As far the Gulf oil spill goes, its my opinion, that UFO/ET Aliens are able to quickly fix the leek. Can we count on Media to do its Job and help us – "We the People" with requesting the help from ALIENS?

Anthony Mc Donald   June 9th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

I work for a Company named Cyantec Sollutions,LLC. All products we make are totally green.
We have been asking BP to give us the chance to show them our Crudex which is a Green Bioremediation product that When sprayed on Hydrocarbons and other organic toxic wastes. Our Hydrocarbon Dispersant enables the microorganisms to consume the hydrocarbon waste and converts them to carbon dioxide and water.
We need to save our cost line,jobs and most of all what God has blessed us with. This sounds like a to good to be true product. it works give us a chance . The USAF has already tested it in 07.
BP has turned a deaf ear to us .

Michael Armstrong Sr.   June 9th, 2010 10:02 pm ET

@ Conuelo Arnt you glad your an American we even have freedom of speech hear .

PHILIP G.LOCHMOTOV   June 9th, 2010 10:03 pm ET

Why is it that i never hear any one say what i believe i first said in my last year of high school (1970);"Any man can fight but it takes a real human being to make peace" thankyou good night and good luck...

BigD TRUTH CENTRE, MN   June 9th, 2010 10:09 pm ET

Hi Larry- Jesse Ventura is a Thoughtful, Considerate, Compassionate Voice for the American People & Talks About "Issues that Matter for The Right Reasons."

I Would Love to See, Hear & Feel the Presence & Honesty of Jesse Ventura 'MORE' in the Media, So the Regular Folks Would Have More of a VOICE & Be

I Would Like to See Jesse as Obama's Advisor, Spokesman & Advocate & Defender, Experiencing the Presidential Level of Office for America's Future.

a Canadian   June 9th, 2010 10:09 pm ET

One thing: you gentlemen DARE to give the view from other side. Controversy makes for vigorous debate and awareness of the issues. More power to the truth.

Regardless of the politics, Oliver Stone and Jesse Ventura: you're magic together. What great chemistry! Hope you do more commentaries together – I could watch you for hours.

a Canadian   June 9th, 2010 10:20 pm ET

One thing: you gentlemen DARE to give the view from the other side. Controversy makes for vigorous debate and awareness of the issues. More power to the truth, whatever that may be. "There is only the belief in one's own precision."

Regardless of the politics, Oliver Stone and Jesse Ventura: you're magic together. What great chemistry! Hope you do more commentaries together – I could watch you for hours.

El Guacharo   June 9th, 2010 10:26 pm ET

This is what I'm afraid of in the USA of today. I came here FROM Venezuela some 15 years ago, I left a thriving country and a city that used to be called "Heaven's branch". No one can deny that our old politicians and rulers are responsible for Chavez raise to power, but Mr. Stone and Mr. Ventura seem to forget how Chavez became known and became famous; he organized a failed (and bloody) coup against then President Carlos Andres Perez; after this coup, Chavez was sent to prison and while there, the system allowed him access to the church (whom he routinely calls vultures these days), reporters and visitors that ultimately gave him access to the press and made him who he is today; President Caldera, who came after Perez, also a product of that coup attempt because of the speech he gave in congress after the coup was controlled, pardoned him and allowed him to become a candidate and ultimately win the election that took place over 12 years ago; at the time, the president's term was 5 years with no immediate reelection, that was changed by Chavez, he extended the term to six years and allowed immediate reelection once (which he has attempted to change twice now) and by manipulating the law he was able to "reset" his term's starting date to when the new constitution was proclaimed, he's now actively trying to allow indefinite reelection so he can stay in power by modifying the same constitution he promoted then; very democratic if you ask me (seriously???) . . .

Now for some facts that will illustrate the insanity that these gentlemen so vehemently defend:

– In the past few years, Chavez's government has confiscated over 740 private (and productive) companies, lands and buildings, most of which have been either abandoned or bankrupted by irresponsible government appointed managers.
– Chavez's party lost the mayoral election for the city of Caracas, to Antonio Ledezma; and Chavez's answer to this was to change the law after the election, remove all authority from the elected mayor and transfer it to a newly created (appointed by him) Capital Authority for the city of Caracas.... Democracy in action?
– There are more deaths in Caracas every week than in Iraq and Afghanistan COMBINED due to common crime's impunity.
– There has been a SEVERE electrical power crisis in Venezuela because of the inefficiency of the new management (power producing company used to be private).
– There are not one or two political prisoners, but many, most of whom are in-communicated, completely isolated and are paraded for the international media to created an illusion of judicial independence. When a judge made a decision (right or wrong) that Chavez did not agree with, he, on national television ORDERED her detained, without due process, this judge had her first anniversary in prison just last week and is still waiting for trial.
– During this month, over 240 shipping containers of food (240!!!) were discovered with it's contents rotten and more have followed because of corruption and inefficiency of government officials.
– Chavez's calls his opponent traitors, vermin and every other insult in the book every chance he gets on national TV (hmmmmm, who does that remind me of......) only because they don't agree with his views of the world. Dissent is severely punished, not officially, but it is. The ONLY remaining opposition TV channel remaining (all others have been taken over or confiscated by his government) is routinely mobbed by government followers.

I could go on, there's much these gentlemen do not know; it's very easy to judge an administration from the outside, when you choose to see only what you want and are blinded by ideology; it's very easy for Mr. Stone and Mr. Ventura to laud Chavez from here, I can only recommend them to spend a month, not more, one month will be more than plenty, away from their money and bodyguards and live first hand what my family and friends live on a daily basis.

the most friendly people on earth (Venezuelan's) divided as enemies to serve one mans ideology. Two wrongs don't make one right gentlemen.

And to Connie Mack I can only say, that the media strategy used by his party is eerily similar to that of Hugo Chavez; demonize everything the opponent does, right or wrong, make stuff up, establish nonexistent connections of current events with our past history, a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth.

Now the spill is Obama's fault, give me a break, the "Drill Baby Drill" people are upset by the spill, the "no regulation crowd" are amazed by BP's missteps here.

Hopefully reason will prevail, at some point these people on both sides blinded by ideology and willing to support anything or anyone because they oppose the other side will move over and a new generation of SANE and OBJECTIVE people will emerge and make some sense out of this insanity.

The world needs help, there must be reasonable politicians somewhere, to me, John McCain was one of the last ones remaining, I miss him, but he got Palinized..... So sad.

Jennie Hevern   June 9th, 2010 10:29 pm ET

I would like Oliver Stone to do a documentary on Native American Orphanages in South Dakota. Attorneys are this very day in Sisseton South Dakota listening to the victims that are now adults that were physically and sexual abused in the orphanage by priests from the Catholic Church who were paid by the Federal Government.
You have the contacts with him that ordinary folks don't have. the orphanage is scheduled to be demolishion in a week. This is among many kept secrets about how Native Americans were treated.
Thanks if you read this and if you didn't to bad for the people who deserve the dignity of being heard.

T. Floyd Worthy   June 9th, 2010 10:33 pm ET

I am absolutely furious that the President of the United States would meet with a leader of a group of fanatics whose main purpose is to destroy Israel ( our only ally in the whacked out Middle East ) and then
destroy America! But that is not insult enough . . . he then announces that HE will give these terrorist thugs $400,000,000.00 of U.S. taxpayer's money so the "people of Gaza can have a better life"??!!!
What is he smoking, shooting and/or drinking? What about the U.S.
citizens on our Gulf Coast who are watching helplessly as "Mr. Chicago Bigshot" gives aid and comfort to our enemies . . . why not give OUR people $400,000,00.00 so they can have a better life??
I am sick of "Mr. Cool Breeze". IMPEACHMENT time is here!!

SS   June 9th, 2010 10:35 pm ET

Loved Oliver Stone and Jesse Ventura!! You should have had them on for longer.

Kcanada   June 9th, 2010 10:38 pm ET

Jessie Ventura’s blatant naiveties in support of a Dictator are simply terrifying. In addition, he wasted valuable time on National television insisting he be called Governor (Get over yourself Jessie!) instead of discussing -and understanding- the atrocities he has committed and dangers that Dictator Chavez poses for the people of Venezuela and for us all! His arrogance is overwhelming. May be Jessie (ooops, I mean the Governor) should have a conversation with a real Venezuelan who fled their country in order to escape the Dictator, or with one of the less fortunate citizens rotting in a Venezuelan Jail for having fought for freedom of speech and transparent elections. Why was Connie Mack the only informed guest? Wake up Jessie Ventura!!.

rj   June 9th, 2010 10:40 pm ET

Another Great show— > Larry King FOREVER

bravo to Jessie V , and Oliver also– the majority of the brainwashing
in this hemisphere is from our own pro war mongering media ,
manufacturing hostility towards Iraq about weapons of mass destruction to take over and occupy a country and the only mass destruction was by the US for nothing but oil wells. Please do a movie about this. A military reponse to 9-11 at a few hundred networked terrorists hiding in so called caves in Afghanistan should have lasted 3 weeks …But 8 years ? It’s now an atrocity of failure lasting
longer than WW2 ..and has become a civil war there, that we are supposed to supply with our military and civilian contractors indefinitely ? Oliver is right–
Obama and Clinton must come to their senses and end these crazy US policies.

+Bring back Helen Thomas to the media !

ARIKEMBI   June 9th, 2010 10:44 pm ET

Jessie and Oliver are a shame to all vietnam and war veterans who has given their lives for the values Chavez is destroying and campaigning against. SHAME ON THEM!

Chad   June 9th, 2010 11:05 pm ET

Why don't you ask Oliver Stone, Jesse Ventura and Michael Moore if they will renounce U.S. citizenship and go live in countries like Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and for that matter, China and Russia? People who live in the free world don't understand what it's like to lose their freedom.

Paul and Phyllis Gooden   June 9th, 2010 11:20 pm ET

If I hear one more "Vietnam vet" wrap himself in the flag and tell us about his sacrifice, I will puke. My father served in Italy in WWII and never said a word about it. I find it strange that in this vast country of ours, Oliver Stone cannot find one good thing to say about it. Everything is either a conspiracy or down right treason. As far as Jessie is concerned, here is a man who not only went to Vietnam to kill Vietnamese but took on extra training to do it better. Typical Liberals who hate their own country and blame it for all the world's troubles. Move to Austria, they have a fine record, of course they have no responsibility for anything either. It is lonely at the top and none of us is perfect but my country is still by far the greatest country on earth. Shame on you two.

the truth   June 9th, 2010 11:33 pm ET

to AMERICA THOSE TWO GENTLEMAN SERVED THERE COUNTRY, the repub chcinkenhawk is what our our whole governemtn is compose of dooodoo, America you are either alseeelp or just out right ignorant. in the last 10 years we have been sold out by ou meida dn government. the war lie, 9/11 needs to reopen and reinvestigated engineers ared demanding it. We got a war off lies, we had terrosit intentally sink our economy and they walked and there still running the mess. We have a governemtn who spending like the world is ending 2012 maybe we should ask them are you building an arch. The war, if immigration and if the government did there jobs 9/11 woldn't happen, there letting them in why do they all have visas or just recvieved American citizenships???. AMerica ban lobbying the politicians are selling out america and the people, look at our gulf that is from greed and lobbying our government is bad as the Mexican governemtn you buy anything even the laws,

Fabricio   June 9th, 2010 11:33 pm ET

I am from Brazil as well and i like that , finale someone telling the truth about south America , Lula is the best president Brazil ever had ,
hugo is right. Why US always make war against country that has oil.
Humm, Give a brake.

the truth   June 9th, 2010 11:42 pm ET

jessie should run for President he would have my vote in a second. We have oo much evil that has corrupted out governemtn and media we need to break up the media monopolies. Were daily besold brainwash bs from fos cnn msnbc, the repub and emos they all have same agenda, do you see the endo the war, do you see the end of the bs, the end of lobbying thats ruining AMerica there selling us out., go see who owns our grand canyon the un WHY??? These are the same people who want to degun us. AMerica you better wake up and fast, man ike ventura. its there lonnies like AIPAC THAT RUN OUR GOVERNMENT we need to end this. we need to ban all lobbying and put term limits on all politicians 2 terms and your gone. LIke immigratio the terrosit do not swim here or get a dingy and boat here, they are let in like the 12 million terrosit. we have. in the USA. There is groups like raja that want there taken MExican lands back and they are doing this by flooding the borders with illegals, FACT ILLEGAL CRIME HAS DOUBLES. THERE BRING ING DISEASE WE DO NOT HAVE EVEN NAMES FOR. The best thing american can do is vote both parties out and any influense and we need to ban lobbying yesterday.

JAIME   June 9th, 2010 11:44 pm ET

NEW YORK (May 27, 2010) – On the third anniversary of the shutdown of Radio Caracas Television (RCTV), the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) released a video of Marcel Granier, RCTV’s general manager, speaking about attacks endured by the independent media in Venezuela under President Hugo Chávez. Granier’s presentation took place this past April at the 2010

JAIME   June 9th, 2010 11:46 pm ET

“The silencing of RCTV by the Venezuelan government three years ago was a devastating turning point for freedom and democracy in Venezuela. A comparable situation would be the US government deciding to shut down major television networks such as ABC, CBS, or NBC,” said Thor Halvorssen, president of HRF. “HRF wishes to remind the world of this unprecedented blow to freedom of expression in Venezuela by giving Mr. Granier an international platform,” continued Halvorssen

Concerned Citizen   June 10th, 2010 12:01 am ET

It would have been a great show if Oliver Stone and Jesse Ventra had been allowed to speak more. I don't know what the purpose was of having Rep Connie Mack, on this show. He had nothing to add. But he was able to divert the conversation to meaningless flag waving. Larry should ask Stone and Ventra back on his show to really discuss his documentary. I don't remember a show where the guest was asked to debate his or her book or movie.
Claire Geddes SLC, Utah

Astrid   June 10th, 2010 12:08 am ET

I am a Venezuelan citizen who, obliged by the circumstances in my country, had to flee to America for a better future. I was perplexed to hear Oliver Stone’s and Jesse Ventura’s comments during the Larry King show. It is sad to see how people like them, who have such a biased point of view, can actually go out there and mislead the world into thinking that things in Venezuela are not as bad as they appear to be.

Jesse Ventura's comments during the show were shameful. I can't help but wonder what he is still doing in America. If he’s so pro-Cuba and pro-Venezuela, why doesn’t he just move there? Maybe that would actually give him an accurate view of the problem at hand. In listening to him I noticed a lack of knowledge and background information on the issues discussed. It would probably make sense for him to have done some research before the show.

I have one fun fact that I’d like to share: Guess who financed a big part of Oliver Stone’s movie? No other than the Venezuelan government, supported by Chavez himself. Clearly there is a conflict of interest at hand, much of which explains Oliver Stone’s senseless arguments during the show, defending Hugo Chavez. This is yet another perfect example of how this president buys out people in an attempt to manipulate the truth, when in reality, the truth is that the only thing that Chavez has accomplished in 11 years in office is “destruction”- of the economy, the private property, private investment, faith, morale, education, entrepreneurship, the health system, and most importantly, HOPE.

Venezuela has turned into an unbearable place to live, characterized by corruption, public insecurity, uncertainly, and poverty. The numbers speak for themselves, with inflation at 30% (one of the highest in the world), negative GDP growth and a currency which keeps loosing its value despite tight control by the government.

It saddens me to see how people can so easily be bought out by the Venezuelan government. Hopefully, those who choose to watch Oliver Stone’s film will not be influenced by his biased ideas. I certainly won’t watch it as it would not only be a waste of my money, but also a waste of my time.

Irene Bosch   June 10th, 2010 12:16 am ET

I am listening to your interview about Chavez.
Obviously your invited guests (Stone and Ventura) have no clue about what is going on in Venezuela. The socialists are not with Chavez. Chavez is not a Socialist at all. The majority is not with Chavez any more, including the workers, which have been heavily hit by Chavez crisis. He is desperate to dismantle the next election of the National Assembly in August. ALL standards of living for ALL VEnezuelans have declined.
I worked over 20 year on health issue and this is the picture:
More crime, more corruption, more concentrated power on the president, more poverty, more emerging diseases (Acute gastric Chagas), more repression, more autoritarian mock socialist. Please, go live there for a little while, if you survive the violence in the second most violent city in the World.
It is easy to talk from Larry King show to the world.
How irresponsible of your guest.

C2   June 10th, 2010 12:17 am ET

I watched the infomercial for Stone's new documentary this evening and came away with a renewed appreciation for America, and, a sickening feeling in my stomach for the citizens living under Chavez rule.
I dont know where we lost Stone and Ventura; they semed to be disinfranchised by their experience after defending our nations freedom in Vietnam. I suspect the allure of countless millions can incent them to commit treason under whatever guise they profess to rationalize their distorted characterization of Chavez. I too appreciate the sacrafice that Stone and Ventura made defending our democracy not unlike Congressman Mack;however, if you asked most Vet's what their take was on Stone's and Ventura's infatuation with Chavez I think they would tell you they were disappointed with their insulting lack of patriotism.
I applaud Congressman Mack for taking a substanitial risk appearing on "ambush live" and defending what the majority of Americans value...past, present , and future. My prayers tonight will be that God have mercy on us all, that we will listen to leaders like Congessman Mack, and other like minded Americans who put country ahead of entertainment ticket sales. I hope that Ventura will take advantage of outreach programs and benefits he is entitled to so that he can understand the root cause of the anger that is killing him, and, misinforming millions, and deal with it productively. I will be the first to welcome him back when the smoke clears.

kungfu420ny   June 10th, 2010 12:17 am ET

I have a good friend in Venezuala, and he does not like Chavez at have these guys that live there to voice an opinion is kind of offenisive

peter saavedra   June 10th, 2010 12:21 am ET

our government sucks, and we need a change,not obama

jstanphill   June 10th, 2010 12:22 am ET

I cannot believe the misrepresentation of Hugo Chavez than what I am watching right now. The biggest voter turnout is what Stone just said. Are they out of their minds. I was there the only reason it was a huge turnout is because they were paid cash money to do so to vote. Again I was there and saw this first hand. The company I work for down there is PDVSA which is the national owned oil and gas company. To even get a job in this corporation you must first sign loyalty to Chavez. The people really hate this guy. They are starving for jobs and food and this guy Oliver Stone is liking him. I just changed my view of Stone. Geez stop talking to people that are paid to talk well of Chavez and go to the common people that would definitely tell you different.

Cesar B   June 10th, 2010 12:22 am ET

Prepare to watch a good movie as real as Avatar

Bibiana   June 10th, 2010 12:23 am ET

As a Colombian who understands the serious situation occurring in Venezuela not only due to the conflict that we presently have with Hugo Chavez but also because of having family and friends who live in Venezsuela, I found it absolutely shocking, dangerous and irresponsible how Oliver Stone defends a dictator like Hugo Chavez. If he wants to make a documentary, he should make an objective documentary on the situation in South America and not just show the communist and corrupt side of Chavez and the leaders that support him. I wonder how much money he is receiving from Chavez.... I was thankful to have Connie Mack would speak some truth concerning the threat that Chavez represents and the suffering he is causing to his people and to many of us across borders by financing terrorist groups.

Jonathan   June 10th, 2010 12:25 am ET

Great interview with Oliver Stone and Jesse Ventura. I won't say anything about the moron you also had on.
The American public is a lot closer to Oliver Stone and Jesse Ventura, as I'm sure we are about to find out.
Best Wishes,

A.Wimmer   June 10th, 2010 12:27 am ET

I wonder how much money Chavez gave Oliver Stone. Hitler also had a very famous director make films about how marvelous his government was.....

Dean Latham   June 10th, 2010 12:27 am ET

Stone and Ventura are wrong. I just returned after 2 years in Colombia. the news that we get there is both Venezuela and Colombia. Chavez has in fact restricted the media and the voice of the people. He has made it illegal for people to speak out against him. He has taken control of media outlets that do not agree with his views and state so. Stone has obviously been brain washed by him. why don't you speak to more people from Venezuela here in the US. And perhaps more from Venezuela that have fled to countries like Colombia.

we should be turning off the Citgo connection in the US, putting Chavez's socialist views at a distance.

I am very surprised in Stone. I have lived with Venezuelans and Colombians. He is not telling the truth! Venezuelans rights are being taken away. The people are afraid to speak out against him.

jack   June 10th, 2010 12:28 am ET

Jesse Ventura is a great guest. He offers alternative views, and does not accept everything without question.

Stephen   June 10th, 2010 12:30 am ET

Ask Jesse why they don't use demolition experts to take out the well beneath the ground....not the water.....using conventional explosives

Adam Bilsky   June 10th, 2010 12:31 am ET

Rep. Mack: "Governor [Ventura], I don't understand, you have an infactuation [sic] with Fidel Castro and others and forget to look about what's great about America."

He's a windbag, but I love the word he accidentally coined, especially in this context. "Infactuation." Marvelous.

barbara stephens   June 10th, 2010 12:32 am ET

the people were lined up @ 4 in the morning to vote for ceasar chavez because they were handing out money for their votes, A family member was in the country @ that time period.

Wow! what's happened to oliver stone??, but really don't know any history of his politics or where he lies politically in the past

alejandro arrocha   June 10th, 2010 12:32 am ET

When you want to know about Cuba or socialits please ask the people who where there. To call Fidel Castro a president it is a tragedy

Stephen   June 10th, 2010 12:32 am ET

Larry..please...this is so important...
BP can stop the leak using conventional explosives. It is off the shelf technology. Ask Jesse what he thinks. BP doesn't want to blow the well because it makes it unuseable.

Mary-Jane   June 10th, 2010 12:33 am ET

Look, we cannot blame other countries for our drug problems... If we had no demand, there would be no need for supply!!!!

Dean   June 10th, 2010 12:33 am ET

Read your posters notes. From Venezuela! Stone is wrong.

vicki moreau   June 10th, 2010 12:34 am ET

Jesse do you think the oil spill is part of the Buildaburger plan?

Stephen   June 10th, 2010 12:34 am ET

The oil well can be stopped by planting a small charge alongside the pipe at a depth of several hundred feet and collapsing the pipe. Jesse knows how because he was a SEAL. BP doesn't want to do it and Obama won't make them.

robin   June 10th, 2010 12:34 am ET

Why is the Congressman being given so much time when they have such a great guest (Oliver Stone!) in the room. The Congressman is speaking in politician-speak and is really uninteresting to listen to, regardless of whether you agree with him!

ksarahserah   June 10th, 2010 12:34 am ET

I am so disgusted and disappointed with our federal government officials of the past century; therefore my question is directed towards all your guests Larry. My question is do all of you know what the word transparency means? Does it mean telling the truth? What does it mean? Can the word transparancy be defined differently by different people?

christine   June 10th, 2010 12:35 am ET


I enjoy watching your shows very much and look forward every night to see what new interesting and productive debates you will be showing.

As for the show of tonight with Oliver Stone, I have to say that i am ASHAMED and DISGUSTED of what is being said. I was born in Venezuela and lived there until the age of 20. My family is still living there... actually, struggling to go by day by day and we know perfectly well how things work there. What Oliver Stone is saying is embarrassing and ignorant. Saying that Chavez has been "elected" is simply erroneous as anyone living in Venezuela wuld know.... saying that he is being supported by 6 presidents in south America, is just preposterous.... Chavez has bought the whole country, the whole continent, has destroyed all industry, has regressed the country into a 4th world country....
I wonder if Oliver Stone would be willing to move to Venezuela..... and live first hand the real nightmare that is the Chavez regime and not the sugar coated version that he saw during his whirlwind tour.
Nevertheless, we all know.... Oliver Stone was just looking for another "FIX" in hopes of making money off of another ill-conceived documentary/movie.

jack   June 10th, 2010 12:37 am ET

What does Connie Mack think of the biggest drug problem in America? I am speaking of the big pharma produced poisons that are legally prescribed and injuring and killing millions of people.

Stephen   June 10th, 2010 12:37 am ET

I want to know why they won't blow up the well pipe and stop the leak! Oliver Stone or Jesse....please respond!!!!

Carlos Garcia Molina   June 10th, 2010 12:38 am ET

I am Venezuelan and I have lived all the bad situations the country has gone through since Chavez became the president until I moved to U.S.A in 2005. How can you be so brain wash and ignorant to say that there is freedom of speech in Venezuela when radio stations and TV channels have been shot down for giving opinions against the Castro-communist regime? How can you said that the Chavez government is good while the population is been trying to get him off the presidency for over a decade? People like Oliver Stone and Jesse Ventra never lived in Venezuela so how do they know what is really happening down there because they visit a planned trip to Venezuela? How do they know there is people being persecuted and killed just for having a different opinion than the government (like my uncle who was an army general killed by Bolivarian circles or my father who was a coronel for the Venezuelan army)? Oh and just to update you a little bit Mr. Oliver Stone and Jesse Ventra Hugo Chavez hates America, that is why many people are not able to get visas and get out of the country, they can’t buy American dollars anywhere, and their wealth is being taken away little by little by this Castro-communist regime. Mr. Connie Mack good job on being inform on what is happening to the rest of the world

Carlos Garcia Molina, florida

George   June 10th, 2010 12:39 am ET

Larry, why didn't you put on a guest to critique Stone's film who knows actual details about Venezuela. The Congressman is speaking in such generalities and doesn't seem to really know much, so this segment is pretty worthless.

Walter Thompson III   June 10th, 2010 12:39 am ET

This was one of the best shows I've seen on Larry King Live in quite a while. Oliver Stone is not only an interesting artist, but a man who takes full advantage of the film medium to engage and question conventional discourse and politics. Good show Larry King!

Stephen   June 10th, 2010 12:39 am ET

They'll give you a reason why they won't blow the well. It is based on bad science! The seafloor will not blow up with a small charge alongside the well pipe deep underground! Please I'm begging you to bring this out!

Hubble   June 10th, 2010 12:43 am ET

Congratulation to Oliver Stone and Jesse Ventura for your words, finally two brave Americans who speak out againts all those hypocrites ignorant republicans.

Jacob Perez   June 10th, 2010 12:44 am ET

Jesse you do talk the talk, and walk the walk. The U.S. needs leadership like yours. Independent Jesse, you rock!!!!!

Sandra   June 10th, 2010 12:45 am ET

Our kids can grow pot right here in the US. They don't see a future. Why are they on drugs? Why would they even want drugs? Let's deal with that. Did you read the CNN blogs on our soldiers (kids) with PTSD? They are saying that they signed up because they thought they would have money for school. Other countries send their kids to school and pay for it. We slap them with $140,000 in student loans, add interest. We don't have a national health plan. Other countries do. Our kids are homeless, the bridges are falling into the river, cities that are wiped out aren't being rebuilt, the gulf is a mess. The special interests have taken our kids and our money for WAY TOO LONG. They like to say they are stopping drugs...ok. that's good, but enough is enough. Get away from our kids...they are just a dedicated war machine and they will suck the life out of this country. They already have. Get rid of those damn guns and pay attention to these kids. HIGHLY likely they will suffer from PTSD for the rest of their lives...especially the way they are taken care of here. The war machine wants money...dry them out. Make them disclose exactly how much they are spending and where. And make them stop lying to us. It worked in the past, but these lies are so old that we aren't even listening anymore...they have become the thugs...and it's not going unnoticed....the world is watching.

Irene Bosch   June 10th, 2010 12:48 am ET

You ran out of time on your televised program!
CNN throws those 2 sharks in the water and we get to fight them in our heads for much longer time.
Again, these were my lines:

1-Chavez is not a Socialist. He pretends to gain sympathy among the working class. But he only gets support by the most disenfranchised. No by the working class, or middle class.
2-Chavez declared by law, after loosing a referendum on the same topic, that he will be able for reelection. Therefore, multiple times using his power to perpetuate his mandate. That is not good use of the Democratic system. He does not represent Democracy. Rather a red dressed dictator. A populist and a traitor to the workers movements around the World.
3-Chavez is most allied with USA as US is their first buyer of oil. The only refinery that process Venezuelan heavy crude oil is located in Texas. US likes this set situation where dictator Chavez keeps good relations with the super power and dictator Chavez keeps the repression and power locally.
4-Energy crisis, production crisis, lack of dollar currency, lack of economical growth, lack of health, security, that is the better country the guest described.
5-Both your invited guest, Stone and Ventura , are miss representing the political situation in Venezuela and inflating his power. What is their agenda?-The discussion about Chavez and Venezuela with the guests showed them as shallow, biased and lack of objectivity.
Please send them back to Hollywood.

Ralph McKnight   June 10th, 2010 12:49 am ET

hi larry. My greatest thanks to you for having governor ventura and producer oliver stone as guests. had senator mack been your sole guest we would have been victims to another assault to our senses of the sort that commonly boils from the turgid and infected ideology of the fringe area right wingers. i have been to cuba and venezuela on a number of occasions and can verify that people in cuba and venezuela are free to speak their minds. the venezuelans and the cubans seem to have a love for one another that is severely lacking in this country. Moreover, the progressive doctrine of the respective presidents of cuba and venezuela provides for free education, free healthcare and a number of other things unavailable in the u.s. one last note and this is that in cuba the literacy rate is roughly 100% as opposed to 47% in the suspicion is the sen. mack is a shining example of the consequence of this prevalent lack of literacy in the u.s....thanks again larry.

Stephen   June 10th, 2010 12:49 am ET

I'm so tired of talking to a wall. The well can be blown using standard explosives planted deep underground alongside the well casing. Please please please press for the answer as to why they have not blown the well. Don't listen if they give you some seafloor cracking nonsense. A small charge will not crack that ocean floor!!!!!!!!! This thing can be stopped now with CNN's help! Get on it!!!!!!!!!!

Sandra   June 10th, 2010 12:52 am ET

We have our own problems and we need to protect our kids and our money from these special interests. These kids want to go to school. Our system has's enticing them to go to war...not school. Drugs...well...maybe that's the best option they see here. (Economics 101)

Sandra   June 10th, 2010 12:54 am ET

This is a ploy for more war money. GET AWAY FROM OUR KIDS! And stop taking our money. They already took too much. WAY TOO MUCH! ENOUGH!

Smith in Oregon   June 10th, 2010 12:55 am ET

Wow, Arizona border patrol must be taking notes on the legal murders by the Israeli defense forces when Arizona border agents shot a unarmed boy standing in Mexico across the Rio Grande River allegedly for throwing rocks!

Darlene   June 10th, 2010 12:56 am ET

I'd rather see on Larry King 2 individuals from Venezuela who are deeply loyal and deeply opposed to Chavez than Stone, Ventura, and Mack. The US must be more focused with our South American neighbors. We have had a horrible history with no smart politics. But Chavez is exploiting Cuba no differently than the US exploits oil rich regions. Thousands (not hundreds) of Cuban doctors are in Venezuela while the Cuban people receive poor health care, vaccines yes, but very poor health care. To make the bitter taste even worse for the Cuban people, hordes of Venezuelans arrive weekly to Cuba for dental and medical procedures. When a Cuban has a tooth abscess, they need to choose between 1 novacaine shot for the drilling and clean out or to extract the tooth. That's why Cubans who have come to the US since the 80s almost always have that characteristic lack of teeth in their beautiful smile. And all while Chavez holds the almighty black gold over Cuba's head. Let's report it as it is, guys!

David   June 10th, 2010 12:58 am ET

Ventura asked a question to Connie Mack about Orlando Bosch, a man who blew up a Cuban airliner with 73 people on it and Bush Sr. pardoned him. Mack couldn't allow himself to talk about that question. Mack only wants to talk about terrorism happening in other countries, but if our own country is conducting and pardoning it, he condones it by keeping his mouth shut.

That's the problem with the two-party dictatorship, members therein are not allowed to talk about government-sponsored false-flag terrorism committed by their own government.

HARRY KRAATZ   June 10th, 2010 12:59 am ET

Ventura was repeadedly smacked down by Connie Mack.

Conspiracy2Riot   June 10th, 2010 1:02 am ET

HA! Ventura & Stone descending into fits of laughter over Connie boy's indoctrinated ' I am a Patriot and America is awesome' blips was THE BEST!!

You should really have those 2 guys on more often Mr. King. They've actually left the country and know that of which they speak.

linda   June 10th, 2010 1:10 am ET

i don't like it, but i understand why pres. didn't have response to oil spill; he's alittle busy w/a million other messes left him, but where was gov., senators of lousiana for all these yrs?? they never asked, or looked over a plan in case of accidents? or were they busy getting campaign contributions. getting elected and reelcted has becme the only concern of officials. because reagan and every administration/congree since has deleted virtually every rule/regulation on books, this is only the beginning of these disasters. no one has policed these cos. Parts and/or work needed at many sites, are substandard. people are at risk but but we don't want gov. on our backs. we'd rather die.

Juan Carlos   June 10th, 2010 1:16 am ET

What a couple of clowns those two...talking about Chavez as a 'hero' and a 'likeable guy'. Really?

Governor Ventura got very loud when he asked Connie Mack – what do YOU know? over and over again.

Governor, you said Stone's film should be part of the curriculum because it explains the wonders of the Bolivarian Revolution. Really?

Maybe you can answer ME this question: how do YOU know?

By the way, I'm from there and I know what his 'Revolution' has done to my country – nothing good.

gloria   June 10th, 2010 1:17 am ET

larry pls use the comments to show the peolple how oliver and ventura are love bye Usa

jack   June 10th, 2010 1:22 am ET

Mack may talk smoothly, but he is a right wing operative with bogus, elitist views. Stuffed suits are a dime a dozen in the world of self agrandizing politics.

Nikki   June 10th, 2010 1:25 am ET

I, being married to a Venezuelan with a LARGE extended family living in Venezuela, I know what Stone and Ventura were saying is absolutely false.

I have no doubt in my mind that they have both had the wool pulled over their eyes. If either one of them knew any actual Venezuelans they would know all of the horrible things that have come to pass since Chavez has been in office. It is difficult to get milk and other foodstuffs in the grocery stores due to his restrictions. Electricity in your house during the day...nope, that isn't allowed anymore either due to the caps he has placed. Being a young professional, is worthless, as those who have gone to school for their full college degrees cannot find decent jobs. I could go in and on.

Chavez may have gotten in with the promise to make life better for the unfortunate poor people there, however he has not truly helped them at all. The Venezuelan PEOPLE hate him. The Venezuelan people fear him, and the ones who make the laws are in his pocket.

SueH   June 10th, 2010 1:36 am ET

Jesse Ventura and Oliver Stone just walked all over Connie Mack. How refreshing to hear an American ask a fellow American why it's the U.S.'s business who Chavez allows to enter his country. The fact that Connie Mack kept 'waving the flag' instead of replying proves just how biased and unthinking he is.

Donald L Allen   June 10th, 2010 2:01 am ET

what A face what face Have I not seen and How well you trust I Just trust the god above and he the only one you can trust If I was needing a Partner I wood just give it all up I need a job In fame if I need A job it the way it work see you Donald Just Living A word to be seen I Love you kirsten Daunts Let me no what you think about what I said I Love you Donald L Allen see you it the way it work what can you do with him that you can not do with me you say O Larry Be good

Hisham   June 10th, 2010 2:02 am ET

I have a very promising idea to stop the oil gushing in the ocean in 2
-7 days. this idea is to be executed to collect at all the oil leaking
and preventing it from dufusion and spread and gushing in the oceam and collect it untill the BP finding a way to stop the oil from the well
totally. I will discuss this idea in front of a live proram only and in
fron of BP rep so that they can argue with me for the idea in front of
audiance and in the presence of one of the scinectest pluc Ventura . I
reserve my right in the compensation only after the success of my idea
and this should be announced publicly.

Lewis   June 10th, 2010 3:28 am ET

My first post was not even shown. No curse words, nothing offensive, just a disagreement with Larry and his guests.

Nice job CNN.

Lewis   June 10th, 2010 3:29 am ET

First Helen Thomas, and now Larry King.

diana   June 10th, 2010 3:30 am ET

connie mack is shockingly ill-informed....instead of answering and debating he reverts to the old "my country, love it or leave it stance"....take ur blinders off dude, really we have all evloved so past that kind of red bating......

Shocked in California   June 10th, 2010 3:32 am ET

Larry, first and foremost, why did you not have an expert on the region on your program tonight? Not exactly a balanced conversation having two outlandish personalities as Stone and Ventura that have made millions in fanfare and sensationalism. While Rep. Mack, seemingly a great guy, served on a committee dealing with the Western Hemisphere, he is coming from an organization (Congress) that is experiencing all time lows in popularity and credibility among your viewers. Is this by accident? An expert in the region would certainly bring a legitimacy to the conversation.

As for the topic: Chavez is a charismatic leader, but is far less interested in stabilizing Venezuela for its citizens as he is about consolidating power around him by silencing media (contrary to Stone's claim) and throwing his political opposition into jail.

Jonathan Sanders   June 10th, 2010 3:34 am ET

Larry, I have sen the interview with Oliver Stone and Jesse Ventura a cuple od ass@#$%, how come they can defend Hugo Chavez. A crazy, insane and paranoic person. HE IS THE ONE WHO HAS CAUSED THE ATTACK TO THE OIL JIG in the gulf. causing a world wide tragedy. Oliver and Jesse are a pair of traitors. I am a latino I have been in Venzuela and I know that Hugo Chavez is a terrorist.

Lewis   June 10th, 2010 3:43 am ET

What is CNN doing allowing Stone and Ventura on their network? This is why CNN's ratings are laughable. No serious thinker, liberal or conservative, would ever take them serious.

Ramona Jackson   June 10th, 2010 3:43 am ET

Is your film "So. of the Border" completed? I am a High School Teacher and can't wait to see and show the film to my students. If the film is still in the making, I would love to participate as extra' or actress. My heritage is African/Native American/Irish and I was born in L.A., CA. but was raised mostly in the Rockford/Chicago, Ill. are and have been living in San Francisco area since 1980. I've been told I favor 'Lena Horne' most of my life, and would also love to participate and contribute to this great woman, who's also been a civil rights activist all of her life. Racism continues to rear it's ugly head-I continue to spend my life exposing the truths of Racism and to fight Injustice!

Jonathan Sanders   June 10th, 2010 3:44 am ET

Hugo Chavez is the one responsable of the sabotage to the oil rig in the gulf. I have said so many times for 50 days and nobody believes me. all actions evidence the attack of Hugo Chavez to America blowing up the rig. There is 360 degrees of evidence pointing to Hugo Chavez.

shawn   June 10th, 2010 3:44 am ET

WOW, I can't believe such an uneducated, ignorant man like J. Ventura was actually elected. He obviously didn't radiate his true colours during the elections...what a FREAK!

Lisa   June 10th, 2010 3:45 am ET

Has everyone forgotten that In 2005 Chavez accused President Bush of plotting to assassinate him; made suggestive comments about Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; visited Fidel Castro in Cuba; bashed the United States on the al-Jazeera television network and traveled to Libya to receive an award from Moammar Gaddafi?
Let's see, in 2010 Chavez accused the U.S. of using firepower to cause the Haitian earthquake.
Chavez is a confidant and supporter of Ahmadinejad.
Since Chavez is one of America's enemies, I am confused why the uninformed would want to try to garb this wolf in sheep's clothing.
I guess everyone has a short memory, but never fear, our military knows better.

Casey   June 10th, 2010 3:48 am ET

I have never left a blog on this site before, but after watching the Ventura and Mack segment I just had to post something. What a great segment. I felt that Ventura and Stone did a wonderful job of exposing Mack for what he seems to be..... Unsubstantiated hot air. I'm so tired of listening to politicians which try to play on the publics emotions rather than running platforms that are backed by critical thinking and reason.

Mainly, I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that you guys are doing a great putting these segments together.

Best Regards,
30 year old white male American

Casey   June 10th, 2010 3:50 am ET

The only reason I listed my age and ethnicity was in order for the show to have some demographic info. That is if they even care. I just didn't want anyone to get the wrong idea.

Lewis   June 10th, 2010 3:55 am ET

I'm a 40-year old combat vet, and according to my research, Ventura never saw combat, BUT he sure acts like he did.

There is a certain niche that extreme liberals have carved out for themselves in order to make a living (and justify their poor decisions in life) – BLAME the USA. Promote conspiracy theory after conspiracy theory.

How can they be wrong if America is to blame?

What an act by these two products of Hollywood.

john in quantico   June 10th, 2010 3:55 am ET

Ventura and Stone just were completely ridiculous. One acted like a pro wrestler (hmmm) the other looked like Charlie Chaplin. I think they were both drunk or something.

where in the hell did this Vietnam veteran back slapping thing come from? what the hell did that have to do with anything?

I could not have known a single thing about what the topic was, or who they were, and my first reaction would have been, "who are these wackos?"

everyone's knocking Mack, not recognizing that it is hard to argue with two drunks who make things up as they go

David Dos Passos   June 10th, 2010 3:56 am ET

it's obvious Mr. Ventura and Mr. Stone have never really been to Venezuela, or have a very faded idea of what a democracy is.

During the past 11 years of power of Mr. Chavez has taken control of the congress, the supreme court, politicized and tightened his grip on the military, taken control of telecommunications, the media, the oil industry, the steel industry, the cement industry, the electric companies, the gas industries, gold industries, food processing industries, farms, taken over television stations, radio and news papers that oppose him. Prosecuted, incarcerated, exiled or banned from public office ANY likely candidates that could stand a chance of wining an election against him.

He has taken action against protesters that opposed him while opening the doors of congress to people protesting in his favor (government employees or beneficiaries) for those of us Venezuelans that live here in the U.S. we find our selves highly related to Cubans, in the fact that we have no country to look back to and noting how over 90% of us came here during the last regime.

Don Bayly   June 10th, 2010 5:28 am ET

I couldn't help but notice the shaking anger and hostility in Jesse Ventura and wonder if all the steroids and head banging have not finally gotten to him.

Younes Compani   June 10th, 2010 5:42 am ET

I don't know how this guy, Connie Mack, got elected to the congress,next thing, he is going to blame Chavez and Ahmadinejad for the oil spill in the golf. Jessie, keep up the good work.


Gianga   June 10th, 2010 5:43 am ET

Jesse Ventura is a joke, not worth any comments.

Oliver Stone is either blind or has received as much money as Chavez' "friendly presidents". I am a peruvian who has lived in Peru, Venezuela, China, the US and Colombia, and I am always outraged by people like Stone who spend a few weeks in a foreign country and thinks they have everything figured out. Mr Stone: Chavez is not what you try to sell in your movie. Do you REALLY think you could have this kind of debate on a TV program in Venezuela? Who has told you all "facts" about Venezuela? Chavez himself?
And get one thing straight: Chavez is extremely egocentric, and DOES NOT care for his fellow venezuelans. Just look at his attitude during the 2002 general strike: he rather have his country engaged in a civil war than leave power. After 11 years of power and having mismanaged the biggest windfall of petrodollars in Venezuelan history, he is effectively destroying his country and the lives of many venezuelans. Chavez is a consequence of years of bad venezuelan governments, but by no means is the solution to decades of bad leadership in Latin America.

Mr Stone: you are clueless. Open your eyes.

Daniella   June 10th, 2010 5:49 am ET

I would like to leave this comment to make very clear that, as a Venezuelan citizen, do not really enjoy when third parties keep talking about my country and the political situation, specially when they have no facts to talk, but a visit to make a movie or a visit to Cuba (which is absurd to think that is a nice place to live).
Chavez has totally destroyed my country and is, with deep regret, that I say that I believed that he would represent a change, but it was nothing like that. Quite the opposite, actually, Chavez destroyed the democracy. In Venezuela there is no freedom to speak.
Every single opositor that Chavez has had, has been eliminated throught lies and persecutions. They even had to run away from the country, out of fear to be sent to prison and be killed.
Mr. Stone, Mr. Ventura, DO NOT come and tell me that you know the current situation of Venezuela, based on one visit... I lived the situation, my family still does, my nephews are taught in school how to think and that they should tell on their parents, when they do not agree with the goverment policy.

You both have nothing to do with my country, so stop saying that there is freedom there, 'cause there is none!!
TV stations closed for not agreeing to sell themselves to a llying goverment!
Mind your own business!! If you want to tell what you think about my country, go and live there for at least a couple of years! But not side to side with Chavez, but side to side with the people, who is hungry because there is no food, who is anger 'cause there is no freedom, 'cause we cannot use our own money to travel, or to pay for good education (if any left).

My father worked for the goverment his entire life (not always voting for the current administration), but only with Chavez he got fire, just for making the "mistake" of voting against him!!
DON'T YOU DARE to tell me that you know better, because you DO NOT!!

A president that supports terrorism cannot be a good president!!
Shame on both of you!!

Emmanuel Nuworzah   June 10th, 2010 5:52 am ET

the american people cannot be taken for granted this way by an organisation that is has a character of double standards. BP respects the rules in other countries but not with the USA. If america is really UNITED, then the time to put technology at stake to restore the oil spill is now. Later BP can be battered for double standards. American can also call for help from other countries.

Theresa   June 10th, 2010 6:23 am ET

I was surprised listening to Oliver \Stone how he praised Hugo Chavez. I'm certain Hugo Chavez has charisma & can charm a person with his soft spoken voice & sweet smile. Did Oliver Stone live amongst the poor to see how they actually live on a daily basis? Hugo Chavez might have started out with good intentions but as usual power changes everything. Remember Jim Jones. I;m certain Oliver Stone was wined & dined. If he is so enthralled with Hugo Chavez why then doesn't he take up residency in Venezuela? In my opinion Jesse Ventura has a chip on his shoulder & will say anything negative re: the USA. Noone can do it right ...only Jesse Ventura when he was Govenor.

Bewildered   June 10th, 2010 6:44 am ET

As usual Larry King lets his liberal guests dominate the conversation with no challenge. Jesse Ventura is as rude as they come. If they hate the USA so much why not just move to Venezuela or Cuba-I'm sure they would be welcomed with open arms.

jose joao louro   June 10th, 2010 6:49 am ET

thank you oliver stone for your film about latinamerica
thank you for your inteligent debate with larry king

lee tabin   June 10th, 2010 7:08 am ET

are you helen thomas junior or something? venezuela is persecuting jews like crazy.

in addition chavez has jailed dissenters, has shut down all kinds of independent newspapers, tv, and radio stations.

don't you even follow the news? chavez comes to the un and insults an american president. stone is hostile to the united states, and
ventura is a nutcase and was considered an embarassment when
he was governor of minn.

you should be ashamed of yourself. you may like chavez but he certainly doesnt like you. he is helping iran, and he has reduced the standard of living in venezuela considerably.

lee tabin
highland park, illinois.

Miguel Alvarez   June 10th, 2010 8:11 am ET

Stone and Ventura what an absolute joke! Governor- fluke, I was absolutely appalled and steaming to hear those idiots defend Fidel Castro and Chavez!! It is a good thing that Adolf Hitler is dead because I can see Stone doing a documentary on how he is misunderstood and not a bad person!!!!! Jesse, well he is still the laughing stock FLUKE governor from Minnesota!
*good thing you live here and not cuba or venezuela so you can have the freedoms to stay stupid things like you did last night- you wouldn't have those rights in cuba or venezuela!
*6 other South American Presidents- now there is a credible group of people to base your opinions on, unfortunately south america and much of latin america has struggled to provide their people with basic human needs like FREEDOM, not to mention food , water, clothing, decent housing etc.
*as veterans you should be proud of America- the greatest county and civilization in human history but instead you are socialist apologists but you have that right as I do to take exception.
*Stone- go do a documentary on the millions of cubans killed and tortured and robbed of their possessions for merely expressing a radical belief to want freedom of thought and expression.
*Jesse-your 15 minutes have been up for a long time, go crawl back under the rock that you came from and spare us from your pathetic life
*THANK YOU Congressman Mack for handling those 2 lunatics the way that you did!
*THANK God that I live here and am able to express my opionos without fear of retaliation and persecution as would be the case had my parents not left Cuba 48 years ago.
God Bless America, land that I love!!

rmoore2   June 10th, 2010 8:40 am ET

Jesse and Oliver should be required to live in Venezuela like ordinary citizens before being allowed to defend Hugo Chavez and speak with authority about the nature of his leadership. They are, I believe, willfully ignorant and blind to nature of the Chavez government because of their particular ideology. I lived in Venezuela for 13 years, and I know for a fact that Hugo Chavez is both a democratically elected dictator. I know that the 5 branches of Venezuelan government are not independent powers. I know that dissidence is punished by threats, persecution and imprisonment. I know that political opponents that pose the most serious electoral threat to Chavez are declared ineligible to run for public office, while others are charged with corruption and faced with a choice of being imprisoned with no hope of a trial or fleeing into exile in another country. I know that Chavez expropriates (steals) anything he wants from anyone he wants at any time that he wants it, and without judicial oversight. I know that Chavez openly and publicly dictates to the National Assembly which new laws he needs on the books in order to allow him to do whatever he wants, and those laws are in place in a matter of weeks. How about the Venezuelan law that makes it a felony to insult or offend a government particular Mr. Chavez? Sound like a law of a democratic government? I know that news reporters in Venezuela are threatened continually, beaten, murdered with usual impunity, imprisoned or their news organizations shut down when they are consistently unsupportive of the Chavez agenda. These, Mr. Stone and Mr. Ventura, are the facts about Hugo Chavez. There is a ton more that I could write, but this is the bottom line reality: Until now, the Venezuelan people have chosen to elect a dictator to run things, but that does not make him any less a dictator. If by the elections of 2012 the Venezuelan people decide that he should no longer serve, then you will see all the true colors of a dictator as Chavez swings his citizen militia into combat to defend his dictatorial regime.

Jenny   June 10th, 2010 8:49 am ET

Yes Jesse I have lived there and you would not have been allowed to speak like you did on that show. He is a dictator. Voting there is a joke. You have to put your finger print down and they know who you vote for and if you dont vote his way you dont get a job. I know many engineers and professional people driving taxis because they voted against him. TV stations shut down because they oppose him. If you have read Atlas Shrugged that is what is happening in Venezuela. Death to Capitalism. Take away from trom the businessman and then no one can run the business. He has nationalized almost all businesses now. Put any one who opposses him in jail. Model the country after Cuba. Police and politicians are corupt and he looks the other way. I have watched the country go downhill the past 10 years that I have lived there and its too bad the people are really nice and the country is beautiful. Please dont publish my name. I wont be welcome there anymore. Oliver Stone should be ashamed.

rkm63   June 10th, 2010 8:58 am ET

When is Jesse going to stop whining, he is such a downer. Stone and Ventura should be stripped of their U.S. citizenship and deported to Venezuela where they can live happily ever after! If you 2 weasels don't like America, get the he!! out and don't come back!

Hector Lugo   June 10th, 2010 9:03 am ET

I guarantee that Oliver Stones is getting paid by the Venezuelan government = Hugo Chavexxx with money of people from Venezuela, also is has 0 clue how is like to live there..this buffoon has not idea what so ever what really is going on in Venezuela, where Chavexxx never win, however, he make himself a winner, he it's just a bully with power.


gerald Jolly   June 10th, 2010 9:10 am ET

Censorship, is anti-American.
Censorship, is against the law and constitution of our country
Censorship, is tantamount to an act of surpession.
ILLEGAL CENSORSHIP, can be disputed in the COURTS of our country.
Brave people will stand up against censorship.
Only cowards, unable to speak for themselves would hide behing CENSORSHIP

Un restricted CENSORSHIP is the act of persons unable to face or admit to the truth.

Anyone denying that censorship happens everyday on the LKL show is denying the American way of life.

Does CENSORSHIP occur in Venezuala as critically bad as it does on some news programs on CNN.


gerald Jolly   June 10th, 2010 9:22 am ET

@ Hector Lugo.

You say that Oliver stone is getting paid by Hugo Chavez to say the things he says.

The fact is that Oliver Stone is a communist, a radical, a drug addict, a womanizer, a bank robber, a pedophile, a lazy slob but the worse thing you can say about him and Jesse Ventura is that they are both decorated soldiers who honored MY COUNTRY AMERICA and risked their lives in the service of MY COUNTRY AMERICA

While they sacraficed their lives, people like the REDNECK Connie Mack were siting on the asses hiding here in MY COUNTRY AMERICA.
Where were you during the Gulf War, where were you during the Iraq war, and are you currently serving in Afghanistan.

Your comments would be appreciated

Remember that it is an American's right to have free speech guaranteed under our constitution even if it's counter to the opinions of people like the Tea Party Mob, or the SAY NO Repugnants.

gg   June 10th, 2010 9:24 am ET

the republican rep. kept saying the same thing over,and over again and really saying nothing

Serge   June 10th, 2010 9:37 am ET

Jesus! All Mr. Mack can talk about is the greatness of the USA and how bad, bad and how soooooooo dangerous all other countries are... to the US of course. I remember Henry Kissinger once stating that "america doesn't have friends... only interests"... How damn right he then was. What he didn't say though was that these "interests", if not properly handeld would easily become america's ennemies. That's exactly were we are not only since today. But the show nevertheless was worth watching and Mr Mack gave me a good laugh when he talked about proof and evidence that Mr Chavez deliberately allows drugs to reach the US through his country. I bet Mr Mack was referring to the same kind of proof and evidence the republicans provided when they claimed that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destructions... Mr Mack: never ever use the word MANIPULATIONS no more!

EP   June 10th, 2010 9:37 am ET

Firstly, the Republican is a horrible horrible debater and i have no idea how got into his office. He clearly knows little to nothing...typical of Republicans and most politicians

Secondly, Oliver Stone has his facts mixed up,....
He is sorely mistaken. A better electoral process??? 3 regulatory bodies?? Dont you know what they do in that process???

They rig the elections!!

I'm Venezuelan, i have family there and i've seen the destruction that Chavez has done.

I agree with Mr Ventura that everyone should watch this movie, it's called getting a full view of things. Also, he's right in saying that the media is biased.

However Oliver Stone has taken the wrong angle...plain and simply he is wrong....

This man, Chavez, has done nothing but bring trouble to Venezuela...he is cutting the life out of a once beautiful country.

Irene   June 10th, 2010 9:42 am ET

Frustrated and embarrassed about how admired and good followed American people like Oliver Stone could support someone as Hugo Chavez.. I want to tell him: Yes, I have been in Venezuela, I lived there 35 years and my family is still there and Mr. Stone..Venezuela is now a trash can thanks to that can be famous for good movies and other jobs but it is very easy to follow this guy having millions in your bank account..Just poor people in Venezuela with no education and without hope in their lives have a say!

Barbara   June 10th, 2010 9:43 am ET

Mr. King, I've watched your program for years. In all those years I've never watched anything like last night with Oliver Stone and Jesse Ventura.
You are the best of the best on CNN. If you decide to have these two people back on your program, I won't watch. Rude does not start to describe Ventura. I have my opinion of Stone and Ventura both. Thanks for showing me how they feel about the USA.
Stay strong and blessings to you Mr. King.
Thanks for all your years of giving us the best news program on TV.
Barbara Gunter

james   June 10th, 2010 9:45 am ET

I think connie mack is a dum *** ignorant he really believes in this country evilness. and I thank jesse and oliver for trying to show the real stuff to the public, too bad the most americans don`t like to be told the real EVILnes this country realy is, the news just show the bad things of hugo chaves but never show the good thinks he is doing one is trying to protect the oil from the americans and many others good things

fred   June 10th, 2010 9:53 am ET

to gerald jolly

In venezuela the oppression of the press makes LKL look like kindergarten. Your ignorance of the situation is obvious and I recommend you research before making a comment inquiring about censorship in Venezuela. Oops I forget we have freedom of speech dumb or otherwise! By the way I also have to right to make comments like this which may be crass but surely Sir your inquiry is equally offensive.

Taylor   June 10th, 2010 9:57 am ET

While hearing Oliver Stone's comments, one wonders how someone that foolish and ignorant could become so wealthy and influential. How can one possibly believe such nonsense and be blind to what is really going on in that country? Is all of Hollywood that stupid?

Vrezh_Gabr   June 10th, 2010 10:06 am ET

Gov Ventura is such a blatant id*ot...making Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez look like legit and characters for kids to study at schools not as dictators but as great leader...Are YOU OUT of YOUR MIND??? Have you lived under such a regime??? Not visited as a former Gov from the US...Your comments just show how naive you and the liberals like you are...You like these leaders but come back and live here...I lived in Socialist countries until age 30 and can tell you go and live in Cuba moron!!

Vrezh_Gabr   June 10th, 2010 10:11 am ET

And why is it on this board people like me that used to live in socialist countries see the lies of Oliver, Jessie, Barak but not many libs?? Remember, once these get the power they won't give a damn about your support, many will perish former friends who supported but disillusioned will go first...What a bunch of liers

Vrezh_Gabr   June 10th, 2010 10:18 am ET

Serge however you hate republicans, they at least won't put you in JAIL, have you lived in socialism??? You HAVE NO IDEA what it is, how it makes you fear for your family and yourself once you even try to openly disagree with "YOUR" have no idea, but your hatred for your own country is apparent. I came to the US and I can see where it is going, I just pray most Americans won't be as **** as you and libz like you otherwise this country is doomed.

Julie-Texas   June 10th, 2010 10:21 am ET

As for Ventura and Stone, shame on you and you do not speak for me. I found Ventura the most insulting, humiliating and disgusting person I have seen on this show in a long time. How dare he insult the senator the way he did. How did Ventura ever get elected? To say every child should watch the movie shows he should pack up and move in with Chavez. I will not buy a ticket to see that movie. You both are an insult to our nation. You two are part of the problem and to me both of you are traitors to those who fought for our freedom. As for the senator, thank you for remaining composed and you handled yourself so well and made fools out of these two. I have NO respect for Ventura after this. The only advice I would give the senator is sometimes you have to get down and dirty as these people are and give it right back like they did you. I so wanted to be in your seat as would have put Ventura back where he belongs (in the toilet). Chavez Lover and US hater. Did Chavez pay them to say those things? Ha! More propaganda like the man himself.

Mark   June 10th, 2010 10:22 am ET

Mr. Stone and Governor Ventura are totally right. I don't know much South America but I do know about OURS. Mr. Mack tried to promote fear, blame and censorship. As a republican and Floridian, He will never get my vote. Mr. Stone and Governor Ventura are American Vets and they fought for this country, to me they have EARNED the credentials. What Mr. Mack has done? Moved his lips and spouted nonsense and tried to politically look good. What a schmuck

Joe   June 10th, 2010 10:50 am ET

Connie Mack was the only one of the 4 individuals on the show that has any class. Oliver Stone, Jesse Ventura, and Larry King continue to show their true colors and complete lack of class. Way to go, Connie! Don't stoop to their level.

george franklin   June 10th, 2010 10:55 am ET

Thanks for having two crazies, Stone and Ventura, on your program.

Jesse Callahan   June 10th, 2010 10:56 am ET

I have spent most of my life from a teenager to advanced age (87) defending this country in WWII, Korea, and 'Nam. The tripe being spewed by Stone and Ventura are enough to make anyone sick. If these two clowns think so much of Chavez and Castro, why don't they renounce their American citizenship and sallie forth to South America to live with their hero? I would even pay their air fare.

Jesse in Texas

Liderman   June 10th, 2010 11:01 am ET

Yes, in Venezuela you can say whatever you want but, the government might come after you.

Yes, in Venezuela you can vote but, you could lose your job if you vote against the government.

Yes, Chavez is very popular mainly in the growing sector of society, the poor.

Yes, you can choose your political party but, if it isn’t one of Chavez’, he will consider you an enemy of the revolution, regardless the fact that he is also your president.

Juan Pueblo   June 10th, 2010 11:03 am ET

It's irresponsible the way Oliver Stone portray's Chavez. Chavez is a murderous thug who works in tandem with the FARC and exports cocaine. Chavez was the cause of the 2009 political crisis in Honduras. I am Honduran and I know from first hand how Chavez sent millions of dollars and literally tons of cocaine to destabilize Honduras and have Mel Zelaya, the former president, become a dictator just like himself and like Correa in Ecuador, Evo in Bolivia, Ortega in Nicaragua. Added to this gang are the Kirchner thugs, Lula, Mujica in Uruguay, Lugo in Paraguay, etc. Please, don't give me that "media manipulation" crap. Can't you see how Chavez is messing up with every single country out there and how he is bringing Latin America into further poverty? Ask Oliver Stone how much he got paid by Chavez. (that is a certainty).

Pedrito   June 10th, 2010 11:08 am ET

When you see someone that spend just few days in a country making a movie, glorifying the President for his work and showing him as the savior of the country, it is always a sad view.

The people of the Republic of Venezuela have lost their freedom of speech; their safety is in danger all the time, and now if you live in a house all by yourself, the government will take your home and place homeless to live there just because your house is just too big just for you.

Come on Oliver, get your head out of your a.. and see the reality. People are dying for their shoes, companies are loosing their business, because of their Last Name, and personal property is been taking away for no reasons and now if you use too much electricity, you have to pay fines… WTF…

I will recommend these people to spend more time with the real people of Venezuela to see the reality.

Ron Thu   June 10th, 2010 11:09 am ET

Oliver stone cannot get an opinion from my country VENEZUELA, because he dosent live here and feel the multiples action that the goverment take against us, Chavez expropiate any thing, and we have the most inflacion in the worl, we are number one country in violence, all weekend around a 100 people get kills, Chavez wants to be a lidership in the world meanwhile hes country in going to breakout, so OLIVER STONE GETS PAID BY CHAVEZ.

Carol Patterson   June 10th, 2010 11:21 am ET

When I was channel surfing last night I remembered why I don't like up. Jesse Ventura? What a pices of garbage he is. Why in creation would you give an audiance to such an anti-American? And Oiliver much lower are you going to stoop before falling off the air for good ? HELLO FOX !!!!!!!!

Manuel   June 10th, 2010 11:36 am ET

It is obvious that Mr.Stone and Mr.Ventura have no clue about the real situation in Venezuela. I would like them to live in a country filled with poverty , corruption, etc. Explain to me why Chavez has shut down every newspaper and TV station that criticizes him ?, is that not censorship ?. Explain to my why Chavez destroyed PDVSA (oil company) and how the oil production has never recovered from the oil-strike. Explain to me why there is no milk, beef, rice, beans, etc, basic products that now have to be imported !,all becuase he has shut down many small businesses by taking over them or regulating the prices. Explain to me why there are so many political prisioners serving sentences that are made up by Chavez and his ring of incompetent people.

If Mr. Ventura and Mr. Stone think Venezuela and Cuba are so great , then they should move from their nice hollywood homes and live down there in poverty and fear of getting killed for a cel phone while walking down the streets.

I lived in Venezuela for 17 years, Mr.Stone flew his private jet and was treated like royalty by Chavez,,,,,,mmm,, I wonder why he is so blind about the real situation down there.

Gina Green   June 10th, 2010 11:44 am ET

Larry Thank You so much for this fantastic program

Tamara Baranski   June 10th, 2010 11:46 am ET

Oliver Stone and Jesse Ventura are the true patriots of this country and I thank Larry King for having them on his program

Adriana   June 10th, 2010 11:49 am ET

Completely outraged with last night's interview with Oliver Stone and Jesse Ventura. How much money did Oliver receive? It was a slap in the face to all the Venezuelans who have had it very hard in the past 12 years and still counting of Chavez's "presidency". The majority of Venezuelans carry a very deep pain within our hearts after all that has happened since Chavez took power. He controls every branch of government. He blacklists people who vote against him. Politically persecuted Manuel Rosales, High-ranking Generals, and many others for speaking out against him. Controls Venezuelans hard-earned money, and doesn't allow them to freely buy dollars,euros, etc. In a country with no to little racism and classism he has created a very hateful environment against anyone that isn't "Pro-Chavez". Obligated ALL PDVSA (Venezuelan Petroleum Company) workers to register in his political party, and even makes them wear red shirts on Fridays, regardless of your political opinions. He makes it hard to have a Venezuelan passport, especially for your own children. I'm very disappointed in you Mr. Stone, I can't believe your opinion was bought by Chavez's Petrodollars. Mr. "Governor" Jesse, seriously, you should stop repeating like a parrot what Mr. Stone's movie says.

Caraquenio   June 10th, 2010 12:06 pm ET

What a shame on O. Stone and J. Ventura (and what a clown this one is!!) Just because you guys went to Viet Nam it doesn't turn you into spokespeople of truth! (How many Viet Nam vets came back psycotic??)
How much did Chavez paid Stone to make the tailored film? How many representatives of the opposition to Chavez were interviewed?
If you guys think Chavez is so great a leader, go live there as normal people, and then talk about it!
Other LatAm Presidents support Chavez because of his check-book, thanks to oil and the petro-dollars... giving away away hospitals, planes, ambulances, etc.. while guaranteeing purchases of food, cocaine, etc.. Stone, Ventura... I think you are full of it!!

Stacey   June 10th, 2010 12:15 pm ET

Jesse, Oliver ... I'm Cuban and think both of you guys are out of touch with reality. Have you been to Cuba lately Oliver? Is that what you want Venezuela to turn into? What is wrong with your cerebral cortex? And your whole DEFENSE about both being Vietnam veterans : REMEMBER Benedict Arnold was actually a general during the American Revolutionary War before he became America's most distinguished traitor. Or is that elitist title now owned by Jesse and Oliver? ... what a pair of dolts! And Larry when they were revering Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ... could you have argued with them a little better? For heavens sake Ahmadinejad does not even acknowledge the existence of the Holocaust! At least when Ahmadinejad was on your show you asked him valid questions ... but oh I get it these are your Hollywood pals. As a victim of having lived in a communist society their absolution of Castro and Chavez was analogous to Ahmadinejad's repudiation of the Holocaust. This whole show sickened me. I lost all respect for all involved.

ed from winnipeg   June 10th, 2010 12:40 pm ET

Jesse's opinions are as prolific as his hair...

He should take Oliver's lead and try chemical products to enhance his dubious intellect!

peter   June 10th, 2010 12:43 pm ET

first I must say that I'm breaking my own rules by commenting on CNN. I long ago gave up paying any attention to anything CNN produces. I have gone from being a daily watcher to avoiding anything with the CNN label
. Unfortunately CNN is just another Corporate whore .

I feel compelled to write a few words about Hugo Chavez and the American perception of him. I notice a lot of remarks about the elections in Venezuela and accusations of rigging. Seems to me I remember a couple of Presidential elections that had the smell of fish about them right here in the US.

I'm not sure how any mildly intelligent person can give The US or the US media any credibility at all when it comes to Central and South America. There can be no doubt whatever that these countries have had problems with dictators rigged elections and political assassinations. So on that point I can agree. For all of those who think this isn't so I will remind you of Pinochet in Chili. The democratically elected president was assassinated and Pinochet, one of the Bloodiest dictators was installed. How can we forget Iran Contra and the blood bath in Nicaragua.

How can anything the US government says be taken as fact when the CIA and other Government operatives are working to disrupt elections , bribe officials and assassinate the opposition .

This isn't a problem of recent origin either. Gunboat diplomacy has been the order of the day in Central America for a century. Forget about the propaganda and rhetoric, and just examine the facts.

Most of the people are not Ideologically drive to communism . They are forced into joining the opposition because the US supports candidates who would sell out their own country to hold power.
When ever the people in these countries try to throw off the chains of oppression the US backs the other side. Why don't we try siding with the people and not the militaristic dictators who rape their own countries and repress the people.
Chavez is hated and smeared by the US Government because he Nationalized Venezuelan oil, and sent the oil Companies packing.
I see nothing wrong with the people of Venezuela befitting from their own resources.

The US has no credibility when it comes to Central America. Pinochet was our man in Chili, We put him there. So was Noriega in

The people of the US are outraged when foreign Governments or wealthy foreign businessmen try to influence the outcomes of our elections in the US and have no trouble whatever when the US and It's Corporations buy foreign elections practice political assassination and political corruption for profit and power. These aren't idol speculations they are facts.

What ever the US Government or the Corporate Media Whores say is not relevant to the issue in so far as discerning the truth is concerned.

Whether Chavez is good or bad their can be no question that his very existence ifs due to the policies of the United States in Central and South America.
In case you hadn't noticed the the US had no interest in Venezuela until oil was discovered there. It's all about the oil folk. I know that sounds a little like a mantra, but facts are facts.

The United States is all for self determination so long as it includes US domination, but subverts any efforts of anyone to act any any way whatever contrary to the Corporate interests of the US.

There are no limits whatever in the methods used by the US to assure American dominance over weaker countries.

Democracies, by the way, are not a guarantee of correctness or morality in the actions of the people they elect. The United States isn't a Democracy. We don't even have democratic elections. In a democracy majority rules. Not so in the US. Ballot counting, while it should be straight forward objective exercise has become an exercise in subjectivity. Even if you get the majority of votes, it is no guarantee that you have won an election.

I think American would do well to forget about Chavez and work on our own deficiencies in truth telling and veracity.

DS   June 10th, 2010 12:49 pm ET

Great interview.

gerald Jolly   June 10th, 2010 12:50 pm ET

Last night Oliver Stone said that after having done a survey, 7 out of 8 South American countries like what he is doing for his people, and the only two that opposed Chavez were the two that have PUPPET governments supported by the U.S.

The second idiocy that Connie Mack spewed about was that Venezuela is shipping uraniam products to Iran, once again a completely lying unfounded statement.

Think about it folks, At this moment in time, Iran is trying to find a market for all it's over stock of enriched uraniam

And some of you give Connie Mack some credence in what he says.

Do any of you remember Dick Cheney and George W, Bush telling us that Iraq was stocking weapons of Mass Destruction, that resulted in America going to war based completely on a series of orcgestrated lies, the result of which has cost the lives of 5,000 young and brave Americans and more than 20,000 of those same wonderful young Americans that are destroyed because of the severe wounds they suffered in the SO-CALLED war that would bring democracy to the Iraq people Ha! Ha! Ha!

What Connie Mack would like us to do is to begin a new "PHONY" war with our neighbor to the south Venezuela.

Last night for those of you that did not realize it, you were being treated to the same type of propoganda by Connie Mack that took us to war with Iraq, and positively had a great deal to do with the destruction of our economy, due to the huge loans GWB and his Chrony Dick Cheney caused us to borrow from China, nearly one trillion dollars folks "A TRILLION DOLLARS" would have been more than we needed to get our country back on track, but instead of that we borrowed more to the tune of 880 billion to bail out the very institutions that benifit most fron our being at war.

Dont be fooled, wake up to the fact that you are all being propogandized every single day, and unfortunately you are to blind to see it for what it is.

Bette   June 10th, 2010 1:13 pm ET

Tell Oliver Stone and Jessy Ventura to move to Venezuela,

People can not go out for fear to be killed, every weekend about

30 people are killed.

How about going to a Supermarket and not finding the most essential things to eat..

And least but not last have to hear him insult any one who does not think like him. He has a foul mouth!!!! How embarasing

I was born in Venezuela and my family still lives there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now I am American and proud of being received by this country

DCE   June 10th, 2010 1:22 pm ET

Why do you continue to provide the only platform for that buffoon, Jesse Ventura? He rarely has any idea what he's talking about. He did a horrendous job as governor of Minnesota, inheriting a large surplus and turning it into a sea of red ink. He could not, and still doesn't, take critcism well. The sooner he disappears, the better off we'll be.

Venezuelan   June 10th, 2010 2:07 pm ET

Hi CNN, I sent a comment few hours ago and is not posted, my comment was not insulting is this freedom of information?

Joe   June 10th, 2010 2:14 pm ET

Gerald Jolly (above), you sir are extremely misguided and in need of a college education. 7 out of 8 countries support him because they are afraid of him based on his threats. You should move down there. We don't need people like you here. Why don't you go hang out with a numbskull like Stone or Ventura.

Larry   June 10th, 2010 2:30 pm ET

I feel sorry for the state of Florida with Connie as their representative in government, he is so ignorant that he cannot even maintain an educated and open discussion with intelligent statements rather than usual republican bashing. His views are brainwashed by the religious right and the Cuban gusaneria and he gives a negative opinion of countries he has not even visited, people he has not ever met, and films he as not seen. But that's typical from republicans: to simply hide the truth about how the USA conducts itself throughout the world. It is good for all of us living here to be exposed to other views, especially those who are victimized by our bellicose deeds. And the funny thing is that Larry King provided more time to this Connie bozo to give his opinion rather than providing more time to Oliver to make his case for the film. But we also have to remember that this is CNN, so we cannot expect much from the FOX's competition, they go hand in hand on their style and format of "reporting" and providing "news". Go figure.

leonard   June 10th, 2010 2:57 pm ET

Did you notice whose mouth ran the fastest last night? The phony one..James George Janos...his real name..the phony name is Jesse Ventura. Yes, all of you who thought he was a Viet Nam vet and a Seal Team member were caught sucking on his toes. He was neither. He was IN the Navy during the Viet Nam War, not a combat vet. He was NEVER a Seal Team Member or combat veteran. He was trained as a UDT (underwater demolition team), he never applied it in real life. He was even an actor wrestler, you know the ones that fake wrestle just to hug on the flesh of other men. That was the life of Janos, then the 'average' voters in Minnesota elected him governor, just like those YAHOO'S did with Bush in Texas. Then the 'average' American elected Bush president. Hey 'AVERAGE AMERICAN' somebody needs to let you know you are wayyyyyyy below average in comparison to the rest of the world. Look at who you idolize and who you hate...You have a good president, but the AVERAGE AMERICAN seems to hate him...To unclear to you still, isn't it? You'll need to learn to read and understand what you read before you can... You dummies who just love him love CARTOONS too much...he is a toon, for sure...lolololololol..

Darrell   June 10th, 2010 3:49 pm ET

A foreign policy adviser to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez equated what he called “international Zionism” with “Nazism.”
Can't understand why you want to make this guy look like a victim!!

JohnM   June 10th, 2010 3:55 pm ET

My knock on Connie Mack is he should have been better prepared with details. There is so much information to counter on Chavez but he was basically regulated to finger pointing. Come on man you can do better then that be prepared to counter these idiot extremist.

William   June 10th, 2010 4:07 pm ET

Jesse Ventura, a former WWE star and Oliver Stone, a director who has not had a hit in years were allowed to disrespect and talk over a classy US congressman who was trying to be polite and make good points. LKL should have enough control over their guests to mute them at least if not remove them. Jesse (The Body) Ventura has over stated his military record time and time again. His views are as a parinoid person who sees a conspiricy behind every door. Stone is a huge supporter of the same things and willing to jump in bed with anyone who will support another whacky movie. I give great respect to representative Mack who showed respect although it had to be difficult. When Ventura blamed the drug problems as a issue with the people wanting drugs rather than a strong arm policital party who takes huge money from it and encourages it, you have to know he is out of touch. Stone's plea of how Chavez gives oil to several hundered US citizens who can't afford it is a normal Stone comment for which there is no support or proof. I have watched LKL for the last time.

Patty   June 10th, 2010 4:17 pm ET

With all due respect to Stone & Ventura but I think that they BOTH lack Morals! How dare they say that things are so good in Cuba and Venezuela when they NEVER walked a day in the shoes of the REAL people! Yeah, of course Castro and Chavez are going to sit down and welcome them with open arms and treat them like royalty, they're alot smarter than Stone & Ventura when they fooled them both just by smiling pretty and ACTING nice! Lets see if they can honestly say that they walked a mile in a Cuban's shoes! A real Cuban citizen. I am neither Cuban nor Venezuelan but I was reaised in Miami, FL amongst Cubans and other latin Americans and I shared both their joys and their pains and I must say that up until the day they set foor on this GREAT Country, the LAND of The FREE and The Home of The BRAVE, there were more pains then joys!
Well let me tell you that I CAN SAY I walked more than a mile and more than a day in a Cuban's shoes and lived under the roof of a Cuban family for a short period and I must say, things are ALOT WORSE than we could ever imagine! Cuba IS run by DICTATORS and there is NOT freedom of speech or other freedoms that most humans enjoy! Can you imagine being limited to a piece of bread per person in a home? We can enjoy a nice steak here in the U.S. and God forbid if anyone there is found selling. Rarely will the government provide beef to be sold amongst the Cubans; However, tourists are welcomed to enjoy some nice beef steak if they wish, and they are shown the best of Cuba, but God help a tourist if he or she is found out of tourist area! The Cuban Gov't does not want the truth to be known, but I saw and lived it first hand! Chavez, is going in the same direction. How can Stone and Ventura say that there is freedom of any kind overthere when Chavez has closed down TV stations for disagreeing with him on the air, and he has shut down radio stations for the same reason. I don't know about you but I would certainly call that, communist DICTATORSHIP and that would be anything but freedom. Please, I would love to take a trip to Cuba with these two gentlemen and show them THE REAL CUBA, not the Cuba that Castro wants them to see! How ignorant can they be???

Venezuelan   June 10th, 2010 4:38 pm ET

Well I guess I have to send my comment again because the first one was not posted. Of course I am a Venezuelan citizen. We 65% of the Venezuelan population are very happy with Oliver Stone's documentary. We live well and happy, of course we have problems like in any other country in the world, but we did elect Hugo Chavez as our President and everyone needs to respect this. Our elections are not a fraud, our democratic system is much better than the one in the US. There is no evidence of the relation between Iran and Venezuela for war or nuclear weapon’s purposes, and there is no evidence of drug trafficking. This is the 4th generation war you are influenced by media read Manufacturing Consent from your own citizen Noam Chomsky please, thanks.

Tom Arnold   June 10th, 2010 5:00 pm ET

The segment with Jesse Ventura and Oliver Stone was a prime example of why your ratings are in the tank. I have no issue with anyone giving an opinion on anything but when you as a host allow complete falsehoods to be repeated again and again, all credibility is lost. Oliver Stone was not a Viet Nam "vet". He taugth school for a time in South Viet Nam and was a engine room janitor on a Merchant Marine Ship. Although Jesse Ventura did honorably serve in the UDT's not the SEAL's, he never saw combat. They kept using their Viet Nam veteran's status at Congressman Mack who was born in 1967 and would have been 8 when the war ended. So much for honesty.

gerald Jolly   June 10th, 2010 5:00 pm ET

@ Bette.

I'm so very sorry for you, because unfortunately you have been propgandized and what is most sad is that you sincerely believe the propoganda.

One of the great marks on high intellect is a person that can think for themselves and does'nt need to be led like an animal to the slaughter house.

I promise I will pray for you.

arcangel   June 10th, 2010 5:30 pm ET

nice interview larry but u should of let oliver stone speak too, the congressman seem hi dont know what his talkin about.

arcangel   June 10th, 2010 5:46 pm ET

hey am venezuelen and dominican i live more in the dominican republic is alot worst when it comes to politics and corruption i lived there i know because i see it politics dont win election is who ever pays the most that wins and chaves at least won the election fear because of the peolple elect him so he got to be doing something good so everybody can make opinions of him and the press does have free of speech why doesen america goo and see the elections of the dominican republic pleasee check ir for uself is because there is no oil here?????????????????????????????????????????????????

Venezuelan   June 10th, 2010 5:48 pm ET

Thanks CNN for publishing my comment! cheers!

Mark   June 10th, 2010 6:08 pm ET

CNN never publish my coment, but they have the right to show communist on cable tv. Nice. Ventura and Stone, have never live under a regime like that, they are just rich people with nothing to do with there money. To bad CNN don't believe on freedom of speach on there blog

jake   June 10th, 2010 7:49 pm ET

heres how we fix the problem its called a mega lug bolt pack & a butterfly valuve put the mega lug on the the pipe clamp the teeth down then put the butterfly on in the open position bolt it on the mega lug then slowly close the valuve it will work ive done it on high peresure water lines get on it the longer u wait the more oil spills into the ocean dont beilive me try it

leonard   June 10th, 2010 7:54 pm ET


That foreign policy advisor to Chavez was on the right track with the difference such that when the leader or primary component of Fascism or Nazism was eliminated, ie. Hitler or Mussolini, the movement died. Not so in the Revisionist Zionist dilemma. With the perpetuation of dialing for weapons dollars and sustenance, provided by you and your country, the movement will continue until it is one day settled by another holocaustic type event..The Zionists know it is a matter of time and are aware, so don't think this comment is visionary. Just go out and get a copy of Randy Travis' "It Just A Matter Of Time", learn the words and hum it all day long. You too will come to their realization...

g nine   June 10th, 2010 8:02 pm ET

I "was" a Connie Mack ( and his father) supporter.....NO MORE ....What a a-h......I am ashamed to be in the same party....Where does this (C.M.) get his idea's ....I never imagined that the family would let him join a radical fundamentalist group like the TEA PARTY........My vote is gone to "the other side"

Curtis   June 10th, 2010 8:06 pm ET

I have also worked with high pressured water lines and what jake said would work. Why havent we got this taken care of problem?? NO all they have done is sat around with there thumds up there BUTTS. Come on this is America!!!!! Eveeryone looks up to us and this is what they see, people sitting around while thousands of gallons of oil spill into our oceans. What in the hell are YOU people responsible doning???

Cher Christensen, ABQ, NM   June 10th, 2010 8:16 pm ET


I made a suggestion to, but no response. So I am trying again with you.

It sounds simplistic, but BP could perhaps lower a very very very heay made man stone over the OIL SPILL gush, may not stop it, but sure could slow it down to crush it ! Or at least balance this cylindrical man made stone by lowering it over this gushing well till it seals. I am talking about big and heavy. Huge .

Seems like BP doesn't want to damage any equipment, down below, more thought is into them " capturing " this excess oil onto tankers. So what if it destroys any " in place " devices they have a mile down !!
I say " CRUSH THE GUSH !!! "


Thank You for listening. I was in tears seeing the wildlife dieing on the Gulf Coast. To say nothing of all the people that will suffer health consequences, and already have, from this travesty.


Cher Christensen

Eyleen   June 10th, 2010 8:33 pm ET

Larry, i had to refrain myself from throwing something at the TV last night when your guests were courting Chavez and Castro. Please do not bring such ignorant guests back to your show. They both are tourists and tourists are always shown the country in the best light.

Noncorrupt elections, freedom of speech i guess Iran is also a nice place to live.

patricia wegner   June 10th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

How in the world do we fix the oil spill. How can the average person living in the middle of the country help. I just cannot believe that once again people in Louisiana are begging for help and nobody is listening. Its like a recurring nightmare.

Yankee Air Pirate   June 10th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

Jesse Ventura is neither a SEAL or a Vietnam veteran. He was US Navy UDT. Close, but not the same. Pretending to be either or both minimizes his credibility and diminishes the SEAL image. It is his right to use his freedom of speech and it is his privilege to be juvenile, irresponsible and stupid. Unfortunately, Mr. Ventura exercised both elements on the Larry King Live show last night. I found it to be very distasteful.

Bev   June 10th, 2010 11:20 pm ET

Why wasn't Larry King on tonight (Thurs.) at 6:00?

Joe Lopez B.   June 11th, 2010 1:47 am ET

Dear Me. King:
Despite if Ventura was a good Gover. or not , I am not even are about it.,as wel Oliver Stone,both are a disgrace person fro our country.
I was veteran and i got -The Medal fo Honor-
Hugo Chaez is woest thtan any dictatorship. In Venezuela is not en mil for the children tehy can drink oil, Chaves has plenty.
Pliver Sstones he got a lot of money , Chaves is buying everybody.
He does not like Jews.....
Do you support Chaves Mr. King? If you do , go to hell.

Anthony Rodgers   June 11th, 2010 5:29 am ET











Francisco   June 11th, 2010 7:36 am ET

Of course this is another investment of big Chavez’s check book. Chavez needs to pay media for getting support because he cannot show a wealthy society in Venezuela’s daily life. Venezuela is a decadent economy and violent society. There are thousands and thousands of killings, kidnappings and assaults in the entire country. To live in Venezuela is worst than living in a war. Schools and Hospitals are destroyed. They live surrounded by trash, contamination and pollution. Infrastructure and traffic is a total chaos. He had destroyed Venezuelan industry which have led to scarcity in basic products and food supplies and have increased dependency on foreign production. He had tried to limited freedom of speech and increasingly having monopoly of media. He had killed, destroyed and terrorized opposition in order to show a false political success and an apparent democracy. As a typical gorilla, a big part of his income in these 12 years has been oriented to buy arms and support internal and external terrorism.
Chavez needs support of ignorant and people that want to get a slice of the corruption party. All rational, honest and educated people in Venezuela hate him and many of them leave the country looking for better opportunities if they have a chance. His former Vice-president and seasoned journalist, Rangel, taught him to buy media and entertainment in order to make propaganda and create a false image of Venezuela’s reality.

Audrey   June 11th, 2010 11:04 am ET

Your show about the documentary on Hugo Chavez was very disturbing and disgraceful. Stone and Ventura are idiots and CNN should be ashamed to broadcast such trash. God Bless America!

Trent from Ontario, Canada   June 11th, 2010 11:55 pm ET

I have to disagree that have no term limits is a step towards dictatorships. There is no term limit at any level of government in Canada and we are not a dictatorship. Having no term limit is great when you have great politicans in government so people can re-elect them. There has been many Canadian Prime Ministers that have served three terms or more in office, and there has not been any problems.

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