Nancy Pelosi denounced the efforts of Hugo Chavez’s successor, Nicholas Maduro, to block news of anti-Communist protests in Venezuela from reaching the rest of the world:

Minor point of order before we proceed:

That detail aside, Pelosi’s concern about freedom of the press and the right to protest should start at home:

The FCC has reportedly backed off the newsroom “survey” plan for now, but we don’t recall Pelosi complaining about it too loudly when the idea was being floated.