"Baring Its Fangs," Ctd.

A reader writes:

I don't understand why Mr. Giordano seems so intent on twisting news and calling Hondurans names for wanting all sides of the story to be told.  My friends from Honduras keep screaming on Facebook that the US media seems to not want to hear their story.  They are only students, not politicians, and while they know that Micheletti and the government are far from clean, they are prouder of their country now more than ever.

While it's disappointing that there was a suspension of parts of rights, Mr. Giordano omits that (1) the Congress, by two-thirds vote according to the Honduran Constitution, should be the only branch of government which may change the Constitution and that (2) the suspension was only surrounding the 72-hour span in which Zelaya was meant to return and ONLY during curfew hours.

What I find far more shameful about Giordano and the mainstream news, is that while they are willing to devote segments to the handful of protesters in front of the Casa Presidencial, they won't show one picture of the 100,000+ peace protestors that gathered in Tegus, or Choluteca, or simply follow the indepedent local news of la Prensa (twitter:diariolaprensa), el Heraldo (twitter:diarioelheraldo), or la Tribuna.  I find myself better served following the google translated local news that has been covering the story since it became news over two weeks ago, than to tune in to sensationalists who have just started tuning in and jump on buzz words like military coup and pajamas.

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