It IS That Bad in Swedish Government Television
Yet here in Sweden, the government television channel (who has the nerve to -in true Orwellian fashion- characterize itself as "free television") have a 4 hour special theme night to celebrate ( they themselves use the Swedish word "fira", which means celebrate) Fidel Castro and his long rule as dictator of Cuba.
First they are going to have a re-run of an uncritical interview with Castro, more than an hour long, produced by Swedish government television 30 years ago. Then they will have a panel discussion about him from 3 well-known admirers of Castro. Then they will have a Oliver Stone "documentary" where Castro will again be able to present his views. Then they will finish with an interview of Castro's former mistress.
A pure communist propaganda night, in other words. One shouldn't perhaps be too suprised that a government television channel is attracted to Castro's socialist vision. One should however be outraged that the new Swedish centre-right government doesn't immediately end the financing of the government television channel through the special tax called "TV license".
Note however, that I am not trying to establish some kind of moral equivalence between Pinochet and Castro. After all, Castro have killed a lot more people, Castro have destroyed Cuba's economy while Pinochet saved Chile's economy and transformed it into Latin America's most successful and unlike Castro, Pinochet voluntarily relinquished power.