Chavez goes after second TV station

Just one day after pushing opposition TV station RCTV off the air, the Chavez government is now calling for an investigation in Globovision for allegedly inciting its viewers to off the charismatic Venezuelan leader. Apparently, Globovision aired footage of the attempted assasintation of Pope John Paul II accompanied by Panamanian singer-now-government-minister Ruben Blades' rendition of 'This Does Not Stop Here'. Now, there may be some Venezuelan symbolism I'm not aware of here, but this does not make me want to assasinate Chavez. Maybe groove to the latin rythms of Ruben 'Best Name Ever' Blades or take a potshot at the Pope, but not kill Chavez. But that's just me.

Meanwhile, the Committee to Protect Journalists has published a list of recommendations for the Chavez government. You know when CPJ gets on the case, something has gone off the rails.

Boing Boing has a great round-up of this story, including pics of protests over the closure of RCTV.