NYT Reports Honduras (Opponent Opinions) From Afar

Looking at a June 28 New York Times report that the “Honduran President Is Ousted in Coup,” A Tiny Revolution blogger Bernard Chazelle (6/28/09) writes that “from the byline alone, you know this is going to be good”: “Elisabeth Malkin, in Mexico City, with reporting by Simon Romero from Caracas.” To Chazelle this all “makes perfect sense since, as we all know, Mexico City and Caracas are the two major cities in Honduras. (Too bad they had no reporter in Bangkok. I hope the Pulitzer committee doesn’t notice.)” Moving on to the piece’s actual content [since altered by the Times], […]


NYT vs. Venezuela’s Election Results

Anyone who followed the results of Venezuela’s regional elections last Sunday will know that President Hugo Chavez’s party won 17 out of 22 contests up for grabs, garnering 52.5 percent of the popular vote to the opposition’s 41.1 percent. Unless, that is, they were relying on New York Times Latin America correspondent Simon Romero. Despite a well-documented pattern of media misinformation about Chavez, many media outlets, including L.A. Times and CNN, conceded the fact of Chavez allies’ victory in Sunday’s races. But not Romero! Yesterday, the Times published an article by Romero titled, “Chavez Supporters Suffer Defeat in State and […]