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posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 06:21 PM
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Chavez closes Venezuelan radio stations under guise of "democratizing the airwaves".

200 more Venezuelan radio stations could be closed

This is a major step toward removing all dissenting voices in the Americas. I predict we will see the other banana republics following suit as well as the United States in short order. Note how the banning of Michael Savage from the UK while equating him with known terrorists has drawn no defense or attention from the conservative talk show hosts in America. This bodes ill for them as they will be the first to succumb to this having rolled over when Savage was unjustly attacked.

Look for Charles "Chuckie" Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Al Franken and the usual whining lib suspects to lead the purge in the United States under the guise of "democratizing the airwaves" as Chavez has called his travesty.

Thug Hugo Chavez shuts down 34 opposition radio stations



Chavez said previously that the revoked licenses could be given to broadcasters who share his socialist vision. - AP report


The entire story from the AP:

Chavez Closes 34 Radio Stations

Coming soon to a democratic republic near you!

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posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 06:39 PM
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How do you increase democracy by shutting up people who speak their voices?

Oh I forgot this must be the "New Kind of Democracy" which looks exactly like totalitarianism.

Oh dear me, I can say "totalitarianism", that probably gets me put on a list.



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 06:49 PM
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Just to be the devil's advocate on this one, I can also quote...


Chavez did not close the radio stations, he revoked their license.




In announcing the revocations Friday, Cabello said some of the 34 stations failed to update their registrations or let their concessions expire, while others held licenses granted to an operator who is now deceased.



Same thing would happen in the United States if you were to operate with an expired license. It is not like C came down and mighty saying "I do not like what you broadcast about me so I am shutting you down"



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 06:51 PM
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Just to be the devil's advocate on this one, I can also quote...


Chavez did not close the radio stations, he revoked their license.




In announcing the revocations Friday, Cabello said some of the 34 stations failed to update their registrations or let their concessions expire, while others held licenses granted to an operator who is now deceased.



Same thing would happen in the United States if you were to operate with an expired license. It is not like C came down and mighty saying "I do not like what you broadcast about me so I am shutting you down"

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posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 06:59 PM
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WOAH, WTF happened here?!?


The first time I posted the previous post, half of what I written did not show up so I edited my post to complete my train of thought... ended up as a double post still not showing my edits.

Something is wrong here.



posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 11:43 AM
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Originally posted by miss_silver
Just to be the devil's advocate on this one, I can also quote...

Chavez did not close the radio stations, he revoked their license.



In announcing the revocations Friday, Cabello said some of the 34 stations failed to update their registrations or let their concessions expire, while others held licenses granted to an operator who is now deceased.



Same thing would happen in the United States if you were to operate with an expired license. It is not like C came down and mighty saying "I do not like what you broadcast about me so I am shutting you down"

[edit on 3-8-2009 by miss_silver]


For all intents and purposes they can't broadcast, they are closed. You have to look at the man's history and all associated quotes. We are not there but that does not mean we can't piece together what is going on. Did he have anything to do with the various operators becoming deceased? Did the registrations get conveniently lost or stolen while in the update process? We're talking a potential of 200 stations in violation. That would seem a high number for the US let alone Venezuela. And then you must have missed this in the original post:

"Chavez said previously that the revoked licenses could be given to broadcasters who share his socialist vision." - AP report

I think there's reason to think he is doing this for more than the letter of the law. "Broadcasters who share his socialist vision". I don't know what more evidence one would need to be convinced.

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posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 01:59 PM
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Keep this in mind when they do the same here:

Air America loses NYC flagship - Station dumping liberal radio network's programming


And who was the face of Air Amerika? (Yeah, I got the spelling right.) None other than lib Senator Al Franken. (He's not any funnier as a Senator is he?) Franken, Pelosi, Schumer, the Clintons and Frank have all been pantsed by conservative radio. Expect them to lead the charge having shelved the Fairness Doctrine due to public appathy to hearing liberal drivel broadcast.



Well, you either ought to have the Fairness Doctrine or we ought to have more balance on the other side, because essentially there's always been a lot of big money to support the right wing talk shows. - Bill Clinton


Wrong Bill! There's more money, more American money. Apparently George Soros doesn't believe in radio advertising. He gets more bang for his buck on television.



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