May 27, 2007

Is there an Emmy for irony?

Quico says: Check out CNN's package on RCTV. It's a good, hard hitting piece...with one colossal, deliciously suggestive blunder. Notice the footage they show as they explain that Chávez accuses RCTV of golpismo for backing the coup against him in 2002. That's right, they dug up this hoary old clip of a light tank charging up the steps of the Palacio Blanco...from Chávez's coup attempt in 1992!

I guess you gotta cut them some slack: nothing that happened in 2002 produced a Latin American coup image quite as iconic as this one.