Thursday, July 09, 2009

From Iran to China, Skipping Honduras

As far as the Western mass media are concerned, they went from Iran (electoral conflict in an oil-rich country) to China (ethnic conflict in an oil-rich region), skipping Honduras (a coup d'état in an oil-poor country dependent on foreign aid and remittances where the USG has a military base).

2 comments:

John said...

Does McClatchy count as "mainstream Western media"? They've been giving the Honduran coup a pretty good run.

jewbonics said...

Can't trust those EIA numbers, though! Venezuelan extra-heavy brings it to well over 200 billion so far as I know, maybe far more.