Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Chavez Puts and End to Private TV

For some reason, that still hasn't be adequately explained to me, the left glorifies Che Guevara, Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez. Danny Glover has even signed a $19.7 million two-picture movie deal with the up and coming dictator.

"Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.) noted that Glover has "long been a supporter of Chavez's radical left-wing policies. He is also a member of the board of the television network TeleSur, a Chavez-funded network that has teamed up with Al-Jazeera to spread anti-democratic messages across Latin America." (source)

I wonder if the cheering section on the left will have anything to say about this:

Radio Caracas Television (the country’s oldest and most watched private television station), an opposition-allied station, went off the air at midnight on Sunday after President Hugo Chavez withdrew its license, accusing the network of “coup plotting.”

Seconds later, it was replaced with the insignia of TVES, the new state-funded channel launched by Mr Chavez, which was beamed via huge screens to Chavez supporters gathering in the streets at the President’s instigation.

...The move has fuelled accusations that Mr Chavez is moving towards an increasing authoritarian rule and quashing any dissent against his so-called “socialist revolution”. (source)

With each step Chavez takes closer to a Communist Dictatorship, it should be interesting to hear how Hollywood and the left'o'sphere will continue to pardon him.

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