Shire Network News #99 has been released. The feature interview is with author and commentator, Douglas Murray. Click here for the show notes, links, and ways to listen to the show; directly from the web site, by downloading the mp3 file, or by subscribing with your podcatcher of choice.

Below is the text of my commentary segment.

Hi, this is Doug Payton for Shire Network News, asking you to “Consider This”.

Actor Sean Penn recently went to Venezuela as a freelance journalist and was escorted all around the country with Hugo Chavez in Chavez’s private jet. Penn said that he was saving his conclusions on what he saw for print. But we here at SNN, through our connections in Hollywood and using the bribe money you the listeners have contributed via PayPal, have been given a leaked copy of what those conclusions are going to be.

So, from the home office in Camillus, New York, here are the Top 9 News Items “Journalist” Sean Penn Will Report from Venezuela.

Number 9: TV shows depicting the wonders of socialism are much more educational than the soap operas on RCTV.

Number 8: There never really was an RCTV. The latest history books don’t mention it.

Number 7: The latest prohibition on foreigners speaking ill of Chavez really wasn’t needed, since everyone he spoke to was saying nice things about Chavez.

Number 6: Chavez claims to know how many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop, and will deport anyone who says he doesn’t.

Number 5: An unnamed source, requesting anonymity due to fear of reprisals, gave a strongly worded “no comment”.

Number 4: Penn is getting Michael Moore to produce his next movie. Working title: “Pinko”.

Number 3: In his unbiased, fair and balanced opinion, Hugo Chavez is the savior of South America and Bush is Hitler.

Number 2: Chavez ends all his speeches with, “and that’s the truth >pblllt<“.

And the number one news item “Journalist” Sean Penn will report from Venezuela:

Hugo’s private jet runs on clean, non-polluting, CO2-free Venezuelan oil. He knows this because Hugo said so.

That’s right, here at SNN, you get tomorrow’s headlines today. Back to you, Brian.

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