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Friday, December 29, 2006

Chavez Closes Opposition Media - Nutroots Cheer

From the Beeb:

Chavez to shut down opposition TV

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said he will not renew the licence for the country's second largest TV channel which he says expires in March 2007.

In an address to troops, Mr Chavez said he would not tolerate media outlets working towards a coup against him.

Radio Caracas Television, which is aligned with the opposition, supported a strike against Mr Chavez in 2003.

But the TV's head said there must be some mistake as its licence was not up for renewal in the near future.

Regular readers of Another Rovian Conspiracy are familiar with my coverage of Hugo and his Marxist counterparts in South America. My primary focus has been the unquestioning support for Hugo by American Leftists, both those in power and those who are part of the "reality based community," also known as the "nutroots."

Well, the news of Hugo's latest move receives similar support by the Left here in the US. From Democratic Underground, initial concern about Chavez's true colors. But that is quickly overcome by cheers for Chavez:
Say_What (1000+ posts)
Fri Dec-29-06 12:47 AM
Response to Reply #3

6. BINGO!! Righto booley... and the quote comes from the other Golpista

paper, Globovision, owned by Bush pal and Chavez hater Gustavo Cisneros.

David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Fri Dec-29-06 12:52 AM
Response to Original message

7. I say shut it down and arrest its executives for treason.

They openly sided with the fascist coup. It's time to settle accounts. They violated Venezuelan laws and should be held to account.

WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Fri Dec-29-06 12:54 AM
Response to Original message

9. He is closing Fox?


maddezmom DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Fri Dec-29-06 12:56 AM
Response to Reply #7

11. If CNN did the same after the 2004 election here, would you feel the same?

I'm not sure how I feel about Venuezla's RCTV, but I'd probably been cheering CNN on. :shrug:

TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Fri Dec-29-06 12:57 AM
Response to Original message

12. Good for him. They were advocating the overthrow of his legitimately elected government.

That is TREASON.

We wouldn't tolerate that here.

Why should he tolerate it any further there.

He has already tolerated it for years already.

He has the patience of JOBE (job?)

liberalpragmatist Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Fri Dec-29-06 01:02 AM
Response to Original message

13. To those who say this is justified b/c the station is "treasonous"...

... what happened to freedom of speech?

Freedom of speech includes everyone, however heinous their views may be.

IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Fri Dec-29-06 01:02 AM
Response to Reply #1

14. The Venezuelan version of Faux News is a rightwing propaganda arm

not a news organization. We should do the same thing to Rupert Murdoch!

IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Fri Dec-29-06 01:06 AM
Response to Reply #13

15. Freedom of speech for corporations only, is not freedom of speech.

Considering how the corporate media controls the flow of information in the US, I am amazed that we still have people that defend the corporate "freedom of speech" while denying it to the people.

BTW, a corporation is not a person either!

Hugo is the next Che for the Left. Expect to see t-shirts become fashionable shortly.

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