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March 26, 2010

Owner of (the last) Anti-Chavez TV Station Arrested in Venezuela

Hugo's got his own "fairness doctrine".

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The owner of Venezuela's only remaining TV channel that takes a critical line against President Hugo Chavez was arrested Thursday, raising concerns the government is carrying out a widening crackdown aimed at silencing opponents.

Guillermo Zuloaga, owner of Globovision, was arrested on a warrant for remarks that were deemed "offensive" to the president, Attorney General Luisa Ortega said...

The Attorney General's Office said in a statement that prosecutors are investigating Zuloaga for allegedly violating a law prohibiting Venezuelans from spreading "false information through any medium," including newspapers, radio, television, e-mails or leaflets, "that cause public panic."

Full-blown socialism has a tendency to hand the advantage to the despot regardless of the will of the people (go figure), including control of the media. Make it a crime .

Which is why I fully expect this to happen here can't imagine this ever happening here.

They will use the word "fairness", which will confuse you because you thought you knew what that word meant.

"We're gonna be socialists, let's be socialists all across the board."

Ed Schultz link courtesy The Radio Equalizer via The Hostages

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