In a video clip of the conference...Mr. Lloyd seems be siding with the anti-American leader against independent media outlets in his own country, some of which supported a short-lived coup against Mr. Chavez in 2002.
"The property owners and the folks who then controlled the media in Venezuela rebelled - worked, frankly, with folks here in the U.S. government - worked to oust him," Mr. Lloyd said. "But he came back with another revolution, and then Chavez began to take very seriously the media in his country."
Mr. Chavez has in fact closed the country's oldest television network, RCTV, off the by refusing to renew its license. He replaced it with a state-run station that showes only cartoons and old movies despite tens of thousands of protesters who marched in the streets against the shutdown. His government has also threatened to shut down Globovision, one of two remaining television channels that are left to criticize Mr. Chavez.
And this is what Mr. Obama and his loyal minions are attempting to do. Shut down opposition to their plans to create America into an image of socialist eastern Europe of the 1950-90's. But the thing is, where are all those worker's paradise's now? What happened to the Deutche Demokratic Republik? Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa (People's Republic of Poland)? Hungarian Soviet Republic? Republica Socialistă România¹ (Socialist Republic of Romania)? What political systems do these countries use now? Where are the groups that controlled them? Simply put, the people threw them out and inn some cases (Romania) executed them for the crimes they committed under their regimes.
Is this what we want in America? I sure as hell don't. I hope that America will wake up before we have a goverment in power that controls our daily lives to the extent that those evil regimes controlled the people there.