Festive Left Friday Blogging: Playing catch-up with El Ecuadorable

Sigh. What’s a girl to do when she’s looking for Latin American lefty-porn to give her readers their Friday fix of progressive pulchritude? All the news is full of Chavecito and his maybe-recurred cancer (or maybe-just-scar-tissue, did-THAT-ever-occur-to-you-crapaganda-whores?). And we all know what naughtiness Evo has been up to lately (yawwwwwwwwwwwn). So what else is there to do but turn to Ecuador, and find out (a little late, but better now than never) that our favorite pair of gorgeous green eyes has something quite nice to twinkle about?

QUITO, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Ecuador’s top court on Thursday upheld a sentence against three newspaper publishers who were also ordered to pay hefty damages for libelling leftist President Rafael Correa, in a ruling described by media advocates as a blow to democracy.

The combative Correa has been sparring with local media ever since he took office in 2007 promising a strong government to better redistribute wealth in the South American OPEC member.

He often accuses privately owned television networks and newspapers of spreading lies to undermine his government and has called them “the real opposition,” while news organizations say Correa is trying to censor critics.

“This will lead to real freedom of expression, to real democracy,” Correa said during a meeting with foreign reporters on Thursday. He said it will “put an end to one of the worst things in America: the abuses of the corrupt media, and the lies that they constantly say.”

The original ruling last year sentenced columnist Emilio Palacio and three publishers at El Universo to three years in prison and set payment of $40 million in damages to Correa over a column criticizing the way he handled a police revolt in 2010.

BTW, that “police revolt” was nothing of the sort. It was a failed coup d’├ętat and an attempt on Correa’s life. Get it RIGHT, Reuters!

Meanwhile, a crooked right-wing judge has fled the country. Guess where she washed up, and how the whore media are spinning it. I’m currently taking bets as to how long it will be before the IAPOA raises a stink on her behalf and that of the crooked newspaper publishers who are her real employers.

Oh yeah, I promised you pr0n. Here ya go:

Ah yes, that’s why we love him. All he has to do is hold up a newspaper, and we just melt into human ice-cream puddles on the floor.