Venezuela President Hugo Chavez has renew his threats against one of the few remaining networks that voice opposition to his government. Chavez told executives at Globovision “to reflect” upon its criticism of him and change its tone or it “won’t be on the airwaves much longer.”
The Chavez government has previously imposed sanctions against Globovision and slapped the network with a $2.3 million fine.
I have been criticized in the past for my objections to the Chavez regime. For my liberal friends who consistently defend this man, one should consider such assaults on the free press and free speech. His worshipful attitude toward Castro (who imprisoned journalists and engaged in widespread torture) reflects his own twisted sense of human rights and civil liberties. Today he wished Iranian extremist Mahmoud Ahmadinejad good luck in his reelection.
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