Also courtesy of Anthony Fenton/INADEM see Narco News for info on new NED grants and some good links.
Thursday, 26 January 2006
Monday, 23 January 2006
Thursday, 19 January 2006
Another journalist, Carrol J. Williams of the Los Angeles Times, for years now, has done some of the worst reporting on Haiti. After the 2004 coup she continued the State Dept line that Aristide had "fled". On 15 Feb 2006 she used the term "perceived injustice" in describing how the Aristide/Preval supporters feel. It would seem only "perceived" if like Williams we ignored the thousands of poor Haitians massacred over the last two years. That is to say nothing about those that were raped, injured, lost jobs or have fled the country. Her articles have been consistently filled with inaccuracies and a heavy elite bias. Williams has also made an effort to put Haiti's democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide into a comparative analysis with Haiti's former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier (responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands).
According to the University of Washington Alumni Magazine Carrol J. Williams has covered Eastern Europe, Russia, Germany, Kosovo and Afghanistan (she also covered Venezuela). She attended a "U.S. defense department media training session" in November of 2003. Here is Williams on board a U.S. Naval aircraft carrier.
Friday, 13 January 2006
Sunday, 1 January 2006
The LA Times refused to directly answer 9 of my 10 questions that I recently provided to their Director of Media Relations, David Garcia. They only answered one.
"Why does Williams continually use the term "fled" to describe Aristide's ousting in 2004?"
David Garcia, LA Times:"...editors believe the verb "fled" to be accurate no matter what the reason behind Aristide's urgent departure. We reported the charges and countercharges over his leaving Haiti in a March 2, 2004 story headlined "Aristide Says U.S. Forced Him to Leave.""