Friday, June 1, 2007

Can Hugo Chavez go down on YouTube, blogs?

This Week’s Top Scrooge - June 1, 2007

Hugo Chavez


International boneheads have not been my forte when naming This Week's Top Scrooge every week. I figure we have enough wayward humans, "swimming" 90 miles in the wrong direction in our own country to spotlight.

But this week, I just have to go to South America. To Venezuela, where Mr. Hugo Chavez resides...and, by the way, rules the country in much the same way his pinhead friends Castro, Ahmadinejad, and the now-departed Hussein did.

Earlier this week, Chavez shut down Radio Caracas Television, accusing the station of violating broadcast laws and supporting a botched coup against him in 2002. He replaced RCTV on Monday with a state-run broadcast station.

RCTV, which had been on air for 53 years, aired soap operas, programs and news broadcasts with a decidedly anti-governmental perspective. It was one of only a handful of private broadcast stations in Venezuela that openly criticized the government. Another, Globovision, has received similar threats from Chavez regarding its right to broadcast.

How conve-eee-niate! Could it be the work of the...oh, let's say DEVIL? The devil which Chavez so assuredly pins constantly on others such as President Bush and even just plain ol' America?

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