Monday, March 31, 2008

Chavez Stifles the Media

Some in the media are just starting to realize Hugo Chavez is against free speech, just like every other Communist dictator down through history.
Private media companies from across the Americas have accused Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez of stifling press freedom in his country.

Delegates at a meeting of the Inter-American Press Association in Caracas said Mr Chavez was using intimidation to curb criticism of his government.
So how is Chavez stifling the press?
Chavez's government denies media outlets that are not subordinate to his hegemony access to public information", David Natera, publisher of Venezuela's Correo del Caroni newspaper, was quoted as saying by the Associated Press news agency.
Of course, not content with stifling the press, Chavez has his goons out on the street continuing the effort.
Meanwhile, several hundred supporters of Mr Chavez held a protest rally in Caracas against Iapa.

They described the association's delegates as "fascists" and "liars" and also accused the private media in Venezuela of trying to destabilise Mr Chavez's government.

"This march is a protest to tell the world that here there is freedom of expression. It's against the constant threats and aggression from the media who are constantly saying there is no freedom of speech," Rander Pena, one of the protesters, told the BBC.
Translation: There is freedom of speech as long as that speech supports Chavez.

Funny how moonbat actor turned "journalist" Sean Penn has become deaf, dumb and blind when it comes to such shenanigans by his good buddy Chavez. You will never hear Penn have a critical word for a Communist.

Gee, I wonder why?

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