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Video: Venezuela seized CNN equipment as crackdown continues
Hot Air ^ | 2/19/2014 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 02/19/2014 5:33:34 PM PST by logi_cal869

With the eyes of the world on the brutal crackdown on dissent in Venezuela, the regime of Nicolas Maduro decided to try to take a few of those eyes out of action. CNN reporter Karl Penhaul found himself staring down the barrel of a nickel-plated pistol, as plainclothes police confiscated his crew’s camera and transmission equipment. That forced him and his crew to find someplace else as a reporting center, taking them out of the center of the conflict:

(video at link)

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cnn; hugochavez; leopoldolopez; nicolasmaduro; press; venezuela
Let 'em fly...
1 posted on 02/19/2014 5:33:35 PM PST by logi_cal869
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To: logi_cal869

Is Hussein going to put Joe Biden in charge of that situation too?


2 posted on 02/19/2014 5:38:48 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: logi_cal869

They should have confiscated the reporter, too.


3 posted on 02/19/2014 5:45:29 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot

Trade the cameras and crap for Piers Morgan.


4 posted on 02/19/2014 5:47:47 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: logi_cal869

The last sentence from the story ...

“What kind of liberty involves seizing cameras at gunpoint from foreign journalists?”

Answer:
The same kind of liberty where news that is unfavorable about the gov’t is suppressed.
The same kind of liberty where a sitting governor proclaims that a large group of people have no place in “his” state.
The same kind of liberty where the ruling “elite” proclaim that the laws don’t apply to them and can change them on a whim.
Etc. etc. etc. .....


5 posted on 02/19/2014 5:50:23 PM PST by CapnJack
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To: Fightin Whitey

I think most of the American MSM could use a little attitude adjustment time in a Venezuelan jail, ... and all the Brits.


6 posted on 02/19/2014 5:52:38 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: logi_cal869

CNN should start seizing some busses and give Mad moustache a taste of his own meds.


7 posted on 02/19/2014 5:53:12 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Fightin Whitey

Send in Tom Harkin...


8 posted on 02/19/2014 6:06:38 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: logi_cal869; abb; weegee
Sheesh -- Couldn't Venezuela have seized the cameras of a news network that someone actually watches?
9 posted on 02/19/2014 6:14:58 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

He might as well run for president while he’s down there.


10 posted on 02/19/2014 6:26:57 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: martin_fierro

lol


11 posted on 02/19/2014 6:28:03 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: logi_cal869
I'm guessing CNN didn’t have a prenuptial agreement like they did with Saddam back in 2004. ;~))
12 posted on 02/19/2014 6:28:18 PM PST by Ditto
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To: logi_cal869

I doubt if either of CNN’s viewers were really that upset. Coyote Blitzer couldn’t report it because he was changing his panties after wetting them watching Ted Nugent’s pro-American/anti-communist tirade.


13 posted on 02/19/2014 6:28:43 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (On a good day Slow Joe doesn't do anything incredibly stupid ... waiting for that first good day!)
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To: logi_cal869
well THAT was stooopid... cnn is prolly there to cheer for maduro
14 posted on 02/19/2014 6:36:48 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: logi_cal869

“we need to draw a line in the sand to prevent them from going after MSNBC !” - Obama /s


15 posted on 02/19/2014 6:41:47 PM PST by llevrok (F the government)
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To: Chode

pretty much

Ven blogs commented thay CNN Espaniol ran a 25 minute Maduro speech while totally not giving a second to oppo views


16 posted on 02/19/2014 6:57:29 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL
yup, guess they don't understand the concept of don't bite the hand that fees you...
17 posted on 02/19/2014 6:59:55 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: logi_cal869

Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving network.


18 posted on 02/19/2014 7:20:58 PM PST by bgill
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To: bgill

...exactly what I was thinking...


19 posted on 02/19/2014 7:36:43 PM PST by logi_cal869
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To: logi_cal869

Friend of mine told me tonight that 60,000 elite cuban troops are in or on way to Venezuela. Hope this is wrong, but suspect the number is large.

Expect email tomorrow with more details.

Nothing is moving on this in the media from what I have been told.


20 posted on 02/19/2014 9:10:10 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Texas Fossil

I define Schadenfreude as when the lapdog media are, as ever, the first ones marched up to the wall.


21 posted on 02/19/2014 10:31:09 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: Dr.Deth

I call that a “ beginning”.


22 posted on 02/19/2014 11:51:10 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Texas Fossil
"Friend of mine told me tonight that 60,000 elite cuban troops are in or on way to Venezuela. Hope this is wrong, but suspect the number is large."

I suspect that much of the US media is vested in suppressing information such as this. It will be hard to get accurate reports and even harder to get them widely broadcasted in the major US media IMO.

23 posted on 02/20/2014 6:48:04 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Truth29

True that.


24 posted on 02/20/2014 7:50:21 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: BenLurkin

Venezuelan beauty queen Genesis Carmona, 22, fatally shot in head during protest

Genesis Carmona, who served as her state’s 2013 Miss Turismo, was shot in the head in the city of Valencia Tuesday. The 22-year-old died Wednesday afternoon, marking the fifth fatality during the country’s ongoing political turmoil.

By Nina Golgowski / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Published: Wednesday, February 19, 2014,

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/venezuelan-beauty-quee-fatally-shot-head-protest-article-1.1620304#ixzz2tt7cS322

Obama keeps silent while his comrade Maduro resorts to brutal force to hold in power.


25 posted on 02/20/2014 10:30:08 AM PST by Dqban22
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