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The Cubanization of Venezuela, chapter 76,938,512,666: Propaganda TV 24/7

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Must-see TV, Venenozuelan style

Cubans are used to it. They've been subjected to this kind of torture for over half a century.

But Venezuelans are just discovering the joys of television programming solely dedicated to praising the government and encouraging absolute obedience to it.

In addition to controlling four national channels and the news network Telesur, the Cuban colony of Venenozuela launched yet another propaganda channel six weeks ago.

Judged solely by the gestalt of its acronym -- TV FANB (Fuerza Armada Nacional Bolivariana)-- Venenozuela's Military channel appears to be run by Castronoid advisers, much like everything else in the Cuban Colony.

Created at the bargain-basement cost of 5 million dollars, the Military Channel has a full lineup of stimulating programs such as long speeches, official state ceremonies, performances by musicians and poets who dwell exclusively on the "teachings of Chavez,"  and shows with titles such as "Cooking with the troops," "Military Adrenaline," "Tecnofanb," and everyone's favorite, "Bolivarian Interviews," in which the host --an army captain -- makes sure that all guests rail against the bourgeoisie and constantly quote Che and Mao.

Nicolas Maduro, the ever eloquent president of Castrogonia's colony, invented a few new Spanish words while boasting that this programming is needed in order "to carry out a military and communicational revolution," and "to meet the challenge of constructing a new televisional culture" (“para hacer la revolución militar y comunicacional. ..El reto es nuestro, construir una nueva cultura televisiva.”)

MSNBC, eat your heart out.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz (full story HERE in Castellano, from ABC Spain)

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