We also have compulsory government advertising on TV here…

…it’s just ever so slightly different in tone from what you get in Venezuela:

Just to be clear: governments do of course have a legitimate need to communicate with the people on certain issues now and then. In proper democracies, that communication is purely informational, scrupulously apolitical, and unambiguously about the thing it purports to be about.

Contrast that with chavismo’s understanding of “an institutional message”:

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