Σάββατο, 2 Οκτωβρίου 2010

US media ignore Ecuador chaos and anarchy



While chaos and anarchy break out in Ecuador, the US media ignored the attempted coup. Are there more important topics on their mind, or is it simply that no one cares?  f you prefer to think outside the box, would you go to a little box called television for information? Because if you do turn to TV, you are likely to not find what you are looking for. But what if the story is big and the media is just not covering it?


Violent clashes, chaos and anarchy broke out in Ecuador. But the attempted coup d’état was not being focused on by the main TV networks in the US. Instead, a CNN presenter, reporting on the situation around the world, put on a pair of underwear and informed the world that the Naked Cowboy – one of New York's main tourist attractions –

has decided to not run for President.Ecuador has blown in major political turmoil, but the headlines in the media are about something a little less serious. This is what some of them read on Friday: a good day for ducks in a rural area somewhere in the US, and a step-by-step guide on copying pop star Justin Beiber's hair cut.There are over 200,000 Ecuadorians living in the New York area, without counting the undocumented population. All of these people could have been glued to their television sets to watch what happens back in their homeland. But where do they go for information, if the big networks don't cover the situation in Latin America?

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