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Hugo Chavez and the people of Venezuela indict owner of TV Station Globovision critical of Chavez

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posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 07:03 AM
Hello, this just occuring recently, haven't seen anything on ATS about it yet..

Heres the best article I could find, courtesy of McClatchy
Chavez threatens to close TV channel critical of him

Apparently the second largest TV company in Venezuela, Globovision, has been quite critical of Hugo Chavez and broadcasting it on air. Chavez feels as if the private media outlet and his opposition is forwardly pushing a coup against him, others say that the harrassment should stop, however they should keep the TV station.
There has been some violence over this too, attacks and threats have been made to Globovision reporters, although mostly only verbal. There is much more out there, hard to get the right side of the story.

Check out this article from the LA Times..
LA Times

Mr Chavez, who was returned to power by a wide margin on 3 December, said Mr Granier was mistaken in believing "that concession is eternal". "It runs out in March. So it's better that you go and prepare your suitcase and look around for what you're going to do in March," he said during a televised speech to soldiers at a military academy in Caracas. "There will be no new operating licence for this coupist TV channel called RCTV. The operating licence is over... So go and turn off the equipment," Mr Chavez said.

source: source: Chavez to shut down TV opposition

Thoughts everyone?



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 08:13 AM
I've read about the long running battles between Chavez and various TV stations. In the documentary about the coup attempt, it did seem like a TV station were involved in attempting to overthrow the government. That documentary was a bit one sided, but even so;

"Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) questioned whether, in the event a television station openly supported and collaborated with coup leaders, the station in question would not be subject to even more serious consequences in the United States or any other Western nation."

I'm never sure where I stand on Chavez, on one hand he appears very pro 'the people', and to be doing good things for the country in that regard. However quite often he does things that don't seem so good, like in 2007 "he called for an end to presidential term limits", but he was defeated in a referendum and accepted the result.

I think it's very hard to make a truly fair judgment on Chavez due to all the propaganda put out by his enemies such as the United States. To me it appears he is carrying on the roughly socialist model that has been going on in much of the area, only with a more democratic flavor, and a bit less corruption. Perhaps it's the "less corruption" part which annoys the USA the most, as they will have trouble getting him to play ball when they want his resources.

posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 08:22 AM
Chavez is an enemy of the NWO - they tried a lot of things to get rid of him, he is certainly a fly in their ointment.

I have no idea regarding the television station - but my view of ALL television at the moment is that it is pure lies and propaganda - so I wouldnt be surprised if Chavez has a well founded reason for closing it down.

That being said however - I think it is just not the way to do things. The best way to handle it, is to make hard and fast laws regarding balance, accuracy, bias, integrity and fairness in reporting. Also - some things should not be up for public reporting, such as the personal life of anyone except by their consent. Pass the laws - then enforce them.

Personal life reporting is vile and unethical - it is also a pandemic. Allowing reporters to publish details about peoples personal lives should be totally illegal - and punishable by some severe penalty.

It is so easy to use personal information as propaganda - and it deserves nothing more than contempt. It also places a lot of unnecessary pressure on celebrities. I have heard people say - "Oh thats the price of being famous." Well - thats crap, personal life is personal - and it should be so, ESPECIALLY if you are famous.

So - my take is - Chavez should just make them report fairly, any 'commentary' should be illegal, and any personal details off limits.

posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 11:03 AM
Thanks for your thoughts guys, I agree with you Amagnon.

Chavez is defenitely a pest to the NWO leaders at large, and the US has tried to take him out before, and failed.. but in my opinion, his actions are seen by him and venezuelans and maybe even some members on here see as rational because something needs to be done.

On the flip side however, it just gives American media outlets an easier time to twist and distort the story to make him really seem like the bad guy.

posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 11:05 AM
Dictators tend to oppose free press.

More power to the TV station. Free Venezuela!

I had a girlfriend from there, and I know she wants him out, so my heart is with her. Other than that, he really means nothing.

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