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May 29th 2007

Venezuela to sue CNN

Hugo Chavez is nutty. [editor: insert the “if it wasn’t so sad it would be funny” cliche here]

The “Information Minister” has announced that Venezuela will sue CNN because the news network linked Chavez to al-Qaeda. CNN responded by saying that “unrelated news stories can be juxtaposed in a given program segment just as a newspaper page or a news website may have unconnected stories adjacent to each other”.

The Venezuelan government is also going after Globovision:

The Venezuelan Government has also filed charges against local network Globovision for what it says was indirectly encouraging Mr Chavez’s murder by airing footage of the 1981 assassination attempt on late pope John Paul II.

“In my view, this television network, in this specific part of its programming, committed the offence of incitement to assassination against the Venezuelan head of state,” Mr Lara said.

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One Response to “Venezuela to sue CNN”

  1. Michael

    I think I may sue CNN for NOT running Chavez segments after every mention of any border-line-insane-“new socialist” idiot that emerges.

    After all, fair is fair