When a story ends the way the MSM doesn’t want to end, it has a simple solution. It largely ignores it.
Recently, Big Journalism’s Mark Klugmann illustrated how the MSM shaped the story concerning the ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya to fit a “pre-shaped comic book narrative.”
To be fair, ABC’s Charlie Gibson did, though, air an unbiased report during the early stage of the story.
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But most of the MSM coverage leaned more toward that offered by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow who, at the 1:30 mark in this video, accused Senator Jim DeMint (R.SC) of committing treason by opposing the Obama administration’s support of Zelaya.
Then, on January 28, the Los Angeles Times reported, with little fanfare, that Zelaya had gone into exile in the Dominican Republic.
The Honduran constitutional crisis did not end well for the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of State, or the MSM. But then, the limited end-game coverage from the MSM leaves many who rely on it as their primary source of news ignorant that the crisis has even ended at all.
Read More: by Frank Ross, Big Journalism