Monday, April 02, 2007

Chavista mob trashes RCTV

From Publius Pundit, pictures of of Radio Caracas Television after it was trashed by a Chavista mob, covering the premises with graffiti, and even leaving a dead dog (visible above) as a "message" to the unabashedly anti-Chávez network.

Chávez is by no means the first dictator to experiment with using mob rule to cement his political control - far from it. Yet I get the sense he hasn't stopped to consider that the anger of a mob can just as quickly mobilize just as quickly against a dictator. Just ask Nicolae Ceauşescu and Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier. Perhaps Hugo's newest best friend can tell Hugo about what happened to the Shah of Iran when he too lost control of the mobs.

If you haven't taken the time to familiarize yourself with Hugo Chávez's assault on Venezuela's free press, now would be a good time to so here.

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