Move To Shut Down Private TV Stations

Just imagine

U.S. President George Bush backed the possibility of holding a national referendum on whether to shut down private television stations that he has accused of subversive activities.

Bush's comments late Thursday came amid rising tensions between the government and the country's largely opposition-aligned private media ahead of Sunday's vote.

Civil liberties groups across the United States, such as the ACLU and ACORN, along with the majority of media outlets, the United Nations, and the Democratic National Committee, among others, have decried this action as "a dispicable notion, designed to curtail the Constitutional Rights of Americans to critizise the government, possibly leading to totalitarianism," as DNC Chairperson Howard Dean stated.

Can you envision the outcry? You can bet that those on the Right would join those on the Left in critisizing President Bush, perhaps even going as far as to call for his removal.

Wait a second, the only paragraph that needs imagining is the third

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez backed the possibility of holding a national referendum, if he's re-elected, on whether to shut down private television stations that he has accused of subversive activities.

Chavez's comments late Thursday came amid rising tensions between the government and the country's largely opposition-aligned private media ahead of Sunday's vote.

See, it isn't President Bush, but the darling of the world wide left, those who say that "Chavez enjoys a great support and sympathy from all the intellectuals around the world," who is attempting, openly, to curtail civil liberties. Yet, I have failed to find any condemnation in the article for what Chavez proposes.

Will Human Rights Campaign jump in? Will Cindy Sheehan call Chavez a facist? Will any on the left? Doubtful.

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One Response to “Move To Shut Down Private TV Stations”

  1. Right Truth says:

    Visit Tehran, Get Fingerprinted…

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