Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Chavez Moves to Silence Venezuelan Media Criticism

Proving that God has not lost His sweet sense of irony, that darling of the Left, sworn enemy of the evil legions of the repressive Bushitlerburton Empire, the Bronze Whale himself, Hugo Chavez, is closing Venezuela's most popular television network for criticizing his regime.

From Marketplace:
Venezuela's oldest, most-watched TV network is going to have its broadcast license pulled by the government at the end of the month. It's the price for getting on the wrong side of President Hugo Chavez. Dan Grech reports.

After the 2002 coup, the four main networks continued to attack Chavez. He branded them the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse," and he crafted new laws that made it easier to take them off the air. That's led to widespread self-censorship....

...When RCTV's signal flickers off, Chavez says a national public service channel will take its place.
Via Howie at The Jawa Report.