Can you imagine your life without your favorite cartoon, TV show, or newscast? Well, now it’s time to think about it!!! Chavez is controlling the media by stating what channel to remove and now what program people can watch. This time was the turn for the hilarious programs “Family Guy” or “The Simpson.” Chavez wants to ban these American’s cartoon, since he insists that this program do not bring any good morals to society. Maybe Chavez wants to force us to watch the CADENAS? But fortunately that is not going to happen.
what is the main reason of the cancellation of the TV program? We all know that Chaves dislikes everything that comes or is made in the U.S.A. These cartoons reach millions of people, not just children but also adults who like to enjoy an hour laughing and enjoying with the silly jokes. Even I watched it sometimes. Please don’t tell anyone. According to Allgov.com “Television stations in Venezuela have been told by government officials not to air episodes of Family Guy because it promotes the use of marijuana (the episode where Brian the talking dog starts a campaign to legalize the drug). Last year, Chávez warned TV executives about showing The Simpsons, because of its “messages that go against the whole education of boys, girls and adolescents.”
Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami says the show should be banned because it promotes the use of marijuana. He took exception to a recent episode in which one character – Brian, a talking dog – started a campaign to legalise the drug. [Taken from BBC News]
Mr. Chavez what a good excuses !!! You don’t brainstorm too hard. It is Obvious that these programs are a threat for you and you go for the easy way as you usually do with all things. But you are forgetting that people are going to be able to watch their favorite programs online. So now, you can eliminate the programs but remember that there is always a back door. We learn that from, you don’t you think so ?
I think what is really important here is that the reach of the government to control people’s life has gone too far. With this approach, Chavez clearly sends a message to cable companies that they are under the radar and he wants to force then to include in their programming his “Alo Presidente” show. But the reality is that most people really want is to have some entertainment. To call the show immoral because they use a paradox to make a joke is ridicules. People have the right to choose what they want to watch, and they also have the option to turn the channel if they feel that the show is offensive. It is important to realize that the choice is on the individual, the government has no right to control what a citizen choose to spend his personal time for entrainment.