Last week Chavez demonstrated how seriously he takes the media by arresting more of his opponents in the press. Associated Press reported:
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday defended the arrest of a major TV channel owner, calling him a criminal and denying the government is carrying out an assault on press freedom.But Mr. Obama has seen fit to appoint Mr. Lloyd to the FCC, the same Mr. Lloyd who had these words of praise for our hemisphere's most in-your-face, anti-American, pro-Iranian tyrant:
The back-to-back arrests this week of two government opponents - including the owner of Venezuela's only remaining anti-Chavez TV channel - have drawn accusations that Chavez is growing increasingly intolerant and authoritarian as his popular support has slipped.
Opposition leaders and human rights groups condemned Thursday's arrest of Globovision's owner Guillermo Zuloaga, who was detained at an airport and released hours later after a judge issued an order barring him from leaving the country.
Zuloaga is accused of spreading false information and insulting the president at an Inter American Press Association meeting in Aruba last weekend, Attorney General Luisa Ortega said.
The list of monumental insults to the American voters grows by the day.