Not for want of supporting clowns we have Hugo's head of the national regulator and public works minister Diosdado Cabello saying "there was no evidence that the closures were against the law, adding that they were part of efforts to make the media more democratic."
But Diosdado (God given...hahahaha) isn't the worst: higher on the list of supporting clowns is Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro. Chavez has decided to "freeze relations with neighboring Colombia and recall his envoy over accusations from Bogota that Caracas has links to Colombia's FARC Marxist guerillas." Ncholas Maduro said "Caracas would respond "at the appropriate time" to the "new lies" being leveled at Chavez's government." These lies were the Swedish government asking them how weapons Sweden had sold Venezuela were found in a FARC camp.
"When we - the national government, the revolutionary government - took the decision to democratise the radio-electrical spectrum... we were speaking seriously,"
(AFP - Google hosted news)
Officials in Stockholm confirmed that some arms produced in Sweden and sold to Venezuela were found in a FARC camp in Colombia, and the Swedish government called on Caracas to explain how the weapons wound up in the hands of the rebels.