What's Wrong with Mainstream Media: the BBC takes the prize today http://hondurasculturepolitics.blogspot.com/2010/06/whats-wrong-with-mainstream-media-bbc.html
"Honduras still split one year after President's removal"Removal? a little sanitized, perhaps, but maybe the story will correctly label what happened a coup.But readers will look in vain for a clear statement that this was a coup, a rupture of the Honduran constitutional order, and illegal.Instead, repeatedly the reporter, Julian Miglierini, says things like "Manuel Zelaya was removed from office and expelled from the country".
Well, no. President Zelaya was kidnapped and expatriated (illegally) and then the Congress passed a resolution (for which they had no authority) claiming he was no longer the President and appointing their own head as dictator at the head of a de facto regime.
Perhaps worse, Miglierini describes what ensued as "deep uncertainty" rather than dictatorship, repression, and resistance.But then, he thinks that the event he dare not name only "left Honduras politically isolated for several months".Even by his own chronology, in which the inauguration of Porfirio Lobo Sosa appears to have been magical healing that started "a period of relative stability", half of 2009 was consumed by the de facto regime and its destructive isolationist policies.