Monday, May 28, 2007

We Are Fine!








All is calm around us. At midnight there was a lot of pot banging and sirens along with fire works to protest the, "non renewal" of RCTV's license. I will not refer to it as a closure, as I could be sued for saying that. In the words of my son, the government is saying, " I am not making the media be quiet and if anyone says I am, I will make them SHUT UP!" Yesterday there were threats to close down Globovision and CNN en espanol for 72 hours for covering a news conference of reporters. (SIP)

Thanks for your prayers. Not sure what today will hold for the country...just have to wait and see.

I am curious...is anyone in the MSM even covering this?



25 comments:

Michael said...

I've heard about the shutdown on Fox News International, here in Israel. I don't think that the Hebrew press has it; too many other things to worry about...

Harry said...

OK, stay safe.

There isn't a word about Venezuela in either of my local Detroit paper. This will remain unreported unless nude photos of Chavez show up on the Internet. Or unless he gets into a tiff with Rosie O'Donnell.

luvvom said...

Jungle mom,
I once heard someone say that blogging would become the only way we could get accurate news...maybe sites like yours will be the source people in your country rely on now...is there anyway for them to shut you down?...hope not!

Tom Blogical said...

"I am curious...is anyone in the MSM even covering this?"

They wouldn't dare interfere with a process they approve of. In their eyes, the government knows best. I'm more surprised Carter isn't on the air somewhere right now cheering his fascist little buddy on.

Barbara H. said...

My husband said he had seen something about it on the AOL news headlines but it was portrayed as "not a nbig deal -- just a demonstration." I don't think he has seen mention of it on the TV news but we haven't had it on much the last few days. I will keep an ear open.

Farmer John said...

...if democracy has a soul, that soul is a free and independent press. Venezuela, last night, officially closed down its' soul. And one can only wonder if without its' soul, Venezuela can still legitimately be called a democracy. I think not.

The Preacher's Wife said...

This was on Fox News yesterday..I worried about you immediately..Glad to know all is well...Wow, this guy is so dangerous. I know that is an understatement to you and your family...

I love that we have your eyes and ears on the situation and most importantly that you are safe.

Loved Tom's remark about Carter *grin*

Lisa

Penless Thoughts said...

We have not heard one word about it here in the local Tulsa news or on CNN.
Susan

Amanda's got Baby Bangs said...

I'm really sorry. I can't imagine how helpless you all feel. This was in the Houston Chronicle today:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/world/4840905.html

Tom Blogical said...

Fox News had a 5-10 minute segment on it this morning. They covered it as it happened.

Charles said...

The news media carried some coverage of this story, but it takes some reading between the lines to fully understand what is happening.

This is why I was so concerned about your location a couple post back.

We are continuing to pray for you.

SERENDIP said...

I'm glad you're taking some time off. Take good care.

Susan said...

We saw a 30-second blurb about it on the national news here in Canada last night. Not much, but at least it was acknowledged.

So glad you are safe!

Jungle Jim said...

Fox New Channel has been covering the demonstrations and the violence.

Also see their website.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/index.html

Anonymous said...

Of course, its a massive event. Its been on CNN, in the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, WSJ.

Sherry said...

I saw this on FOX news! People were clashing with the Venezuelan police because of Chavez's shutting down their speech in the press.

Michael said...

Harry, the local Detroit papers are pretty awful.
Last I saw them (Oct '06), they'd even gotten worse since I last lived there (Dec '04).

Kitty said...

These are scary pictures!! I am praying for you and your family!! I don't think the mainstream medis really is covering much of this, at least I'm not seeing anything about it. I hope everything settles down soon around there...

Bob said...

You are in our prayers. Please be safe.

Kate said...

Hi Jungle Mom,

The only place I saw mention of it was on Univisión. Though I've spent the day traveling from CT to DC, I haven't seen it in any of the papers or major news outlets. I would be surprised if it gets a 3-line write-up in tomorrow's metro guide. Will let you know tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Por Dios Señora!
En Venezuela nadie ha cerrado a RCTV! Esto ya ha sido dicho y aclarado en un millon de veces diferentes, con discursos, conferencias, testimonios personales,video clips, dibujitos animados, y toda clase de parafernalia periodistica para que todo el mundo entienda: hasta la gente mas burra!
A RCTV simplemente se le venció su licencia de funcionamiento y al gobierno venezolano NO LE DA LA GANA DE RENOVARSELO porque es una prerrogativa del gobierno y ademas porque ese canal de comunicacion "venenoso" y facista y porque existe una mejor idea para usar su espectro de transmisión que ya esta en el aire: TVES!
Claro, usted puede decir lo que le de la gana en su blog pero no se le ve muy estético, que digamos, ante el mundo, tal depliege de "cabezadurez" en la propagación de falsas noticias acerca de su querida venezuela! Ya que usted pide oraciones por el pais ¿qué quiere que le diga a dios: que pobrecita usted y que abajo chavez?
PLEASE, STOP MISLEADING YOUR FRIENDS, MY DEAR JUNGLE MAMA!

PortraitofPeter said...

There has been a mention on the BBC Radio (may well have appeared on BBC TV) here in the UK.

Pam said...

Hey glad you all are okay. I'm going to call you right after I post this. I haven't been home or had the TV on much this weekend, so I haven't heard a thing.

Lou Minatti said...

"I am curious...is anyone in the MSM even covering this?"

The answer is, very little. I hear about it on the blogs and that's about it.

RitaE said...

I've seen some video of the demonstrations on CNN here in the states. Not a lot of "talk coverage" though.