Venezuela Bans "Family Guy" Over Concerns It's U.S. Propaganda (But "Baywatch" is OK)

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CARACAS, Venezuela -- He's a pot-smoking toddler who fantasizes about killing his mother and he's the latest American figure to rile the Venezuelan government.

Stewie Griffin, the animated character from the hit cartoon "Family Guy," has caused offense here in Venezuela by singing a ditty lauding marijuana's restorative properties.

The Venezuelan government highlighted the clip as an example of how the U.S. government promotes pot smoking and the legalization of drugs. Venezuela resented a recent U.S. Congress report that said a fourfold increase in cocaine smuggling through Venezuela has been aided by police corruption and a refusal to work with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

"There's no subliminal messages here," said Interior and Justice Minister Tarek El Assaimi, who warned that the government would fine any TV station that continues to broadcast the show. "It's an animated cartoon where you can observe perfectly how they promote consumption and moreover sponsor the consumption of marijuana."

El Aissami blamed U.S. drug consumption for fueling Venezuela's narco-trafficking market and suggested that "adult" cartoons such as "Family Guy" were mouthpieces for the U.S. government's tolerant attitude toward drugs. :rofl:

"Family Guy" is not the first cartoon to receive short shrift from authorities in Venezuela. Last year, "The Simpsons" was banned from terrestrial television after it was ruled "unsuitable" for children. It was replaced with "Baywatch," the 1990s series featuring scantily-clad lifeguards in California.


Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/06/venezuela-bans-family-guy_n_311213.html

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blyons200

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I like how they think Family guy is a mouthpiece for the Federal government. I'm sure about half of those idiots would ban that show if they could get away with it.

And they think the US is soft on drugs. IMHO the US is way way too harsh on drugs. That's part of the problem.

The Venezualean government is soft on drugs, hand them some cash and they look the other way. Chavez is hands down the worst and most dangerous leader in the Western Hemisphere.
 

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I thought MSNBC was the mouthpiece for the federal government...:confused:

Hey, let's move this to the political forum! :p
 

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The US government really ought to nationalize "Family Guy" or "South Park". Too much of our infrastructure relies on just a few crude humor outlets. Big Lunch Box just won't let this happen, though.
 

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It would be awesome actually was currently a mouthpiece for the government...

A bag of weed, a bag of weed! Everything's better with a bag of weed!

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This is what happens when a communist is the leader of your country. They start to censor whatever they want.

they can now have him go an extra half hour on his weekly tv rant. i heard that he is able to go on tv at any time for however long he wants and just ramble on.

btw...best family guy song ever:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkPNXRaAHG0]YouTube - Family Guy- You have aids[/ame]
 

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I love that AIDS song. Too bad Youtube doesn't allow clips anymore.

That Chavez guy is a real commie. He took over the major meat producer in the country from one day to the next.
 

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Dennys is apparently a bunch of pussies :thumbsdown:

Agreed. I like Steak 'N Shake much better because their food's cheaper and the service is much better.

Let's not forget the time Denny's got into trouble with the African American community in the 1990's. Then again, they're based in South Carolina, so what else can you expect?