Venezuela's left-wing populist president Hugo Chávez died on Tuesday, March 5, after a two-year battle with cancer. If world leaders were judged by the sheer volume of corporate media vitriol and misinformation about their policies, Chávez would be in a class of his own.
His independence, help for Venezuela's poor will not be forgiven
Little coverage of large climate action
Media avoid reality behind inaugural rhetoric
Recalling some of the stinkiest media moments of the year
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Whistleblower speaks--but press doesn't listen
Different standards for different elections--and parties
When it comes to explaining election results, there's no precise way to determine whether voters gave the winner a "mandate"--defined by Oxford as "the authority to carry out a policy, regarded as given by the electorate to a party or candidate that wins an election." That makes it interesting to see how media use the expression--and which presidents they think earned one.