Venezuelan politician assaults reporter on live TV

An on-air confrontation, in which a Venezuelan politician slapped a journalist, has sparked debate about issues of free speech.

Congresswoman Iris Varela stormed onto the set of Gustavo Azocar’s morning programme on Tuesday in the southwestern state of Tachira, shouting: “I’m demanding a right of reply from this man who has offended me all the time on this programme.”

Mrs Varela slapped Mr Azocar in the face several times – breaking his glasses – and then hit him with the microphone, accusing him of slander after he wrote about the death of her infant son years ago.

Video at Nothing to do with Arbroath 


1 Response to “Venezuelan politician assaults reporter on live TV”

  1. 1 Wolf
    July 2, 2008 at 8:10 am

    After that I’d be too ashaimed to show my face in public again, after getting B**** slapped half to death.

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