Why does socialism and nationalizing of a nations oil industry have to come with shuttering newspapers, taking TV stations off the air, and arresting journalists?
There is a bad moon arisin' with these two guys. The world will be less free do to both of their antics here shortly.
Chavez: Hey Pootie Tang, how do you deal with all of your nations pesky opposition newpapers? I can't seem to get mine to stay in line.
Putin: Well Hugo, it's easy. Newpapers can't print anything if they don't have reporters to file stories. Do what I do, kill them all.
Chavez: I knew I could rely on on old pro like you Pootie, Thanks brother.