Sunday, January 24, 2010

More from Obama's buddy

This is the same Hugo Chavez that Obama hugged and joked with and gave a present to:

Venezuelan cable television providers stopped transmitting a channel critical of President Hugo Chavez on Sunday, after the government cited noncompliance with new regulations requiring the socialist leader's speeches be televised on cable.

Radio Caracas Television, an anti-Chavez channel known as RCTV that switched to cable and satellite television in 2007 after the government refused to renew its over-the-air license, disappeared from TV sets shortly after midnight.

RCTV was yanked from cable and satellite programming just hours after Diosdado Cabello, director of Venezuela's state-run telecommunications agency, said several local channels carried by cable television have breached broadcasting laws and should be removed from the airwaves.

Cabello warned cable operations on Saturday evening that they could find themselves in jeopardy if they keep showing those channels.

Chavez is a dictator who shuts down opposition voices. For some reason, Obama wanted the U.S. to stop opposing him.

By the way, I'm no fan of Fox News. But, this story does put the Obama administration's attacks on Fox News in context.

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