Friday, June 16, 2006

The Censure of Venezuelan Private Television

Imagine if you will that President Bush woke up tomorrow saying that the government was going to review the operating licenses of all privately owned television channels, because they were transmitting an un-American message that is causing a rift amontg Americans.

Of course, those stations would be those that run anti-government content, so let's say tomorrow Bush announced that the operating license of CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS and ABC would be reviewed and quite possibly they would either cease operations or turn into FOX News clones.

Democrats would be in an uproar. Republicans would be in an uproar. Independents would be in an uproar. Government controlled media and news? That's a violation of Free Speech, Freedom of the Press - that would truly be a dictatorship. Scary right?

Well, that's exactly what Hugo Chavez is trying to do in Venezuela. Where are the protests?

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