McChesney's leftist group, ironically styled Free Press, co-authored with Lloyd and the liberal Center for American Progress a paper exploring "The Structural Imbalance of Political Talk Radio," which essentially serves as a treastise to justify "balancing" political talk radio via government regulation.
America's free market capitalist system is antithetical to real free speech, McChesney believes. What's more, McChesney has openly defended Venezuelan despot Hugo Chavez, insisting political dissent is more vibrant in his country than in the United States.
"Aggressive unqualified political dissent is alive and well in the Venezuelan mainstream media, in a manner few other democratic nations have ever known, including our own," Beck quoted McChesney.
"Yes, he is totally in the Marxist tank," Motley responded, adding that in McChesney's mind, "Chavez can do no wrong."