Chavezmo!

So, what do you do if someone says that you, \’Ugo Chavez, are limiting freedom of expression in Venezuela?

Attorney General Luisa Ortega said a warrant was issued for the arrest of Guillermo Zuloaga, owner of the TV channel Globovision, for remarks that were deemed \”offensive\” to the president.

Zuloaga said that military intelligence agents detained him at an airport in the northwestern state of Falcon.

Ortega said prosecutors are investigating Zuloaga for statements he allegedly made during a recent Inter American Press Association meeting in the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba, where media executives from across the Americas criticised Chavez\’s government for limiting freedom of expression.

You arrest him of course!

For it is of course a gross calumny to state that freedom of expression is being limited by arresting people.

2 thoughts on “Chavezmo!”

  1. Thing is, none of these people care about the internal contradictions of their actions — as Mark Steyn said recently:

    “The morons who shut down Ann Coulter last night don’t care that they made her point for her, anymore than those Muslim agitators in the streets of London fretted about the internal contradictions of threatening to kill anyone who says they’re violent.”

    And:
    “But you could point out the ironies forever, and the other side wouldn’t care. Because they don’t want to win the debate, they want to win, period… The quality of your argument is only important if you want to win by persuasion. But it’s irrelevant if you want to win by intimidation.”

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