30 September 2010

Ecudorian Coup and CNN Fails Coverage

UPDATE 23:23 EST: BBC reports that: "Soldiers in Ecuador have rescued President Rafael Correa from a police hospital, appearing to end a day of violent unrest across the country."
Follow Susana MorĂ¡n, a journalist in Ecuador is live tweeting (in Spanish) from Quito. And follow this piece for updates.

As of 5:00PM EST, the front-page of CNN looks like this:
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If you look really closely, you will see that the second story on the left hand side under “Latest News” says, “Ecuador emergency amid ‘coup attempts’”

It will link you to this story with the following video:

The main tab seen in the center is essentially a self ad for a report that CNN will be showing this weekend.  I welcome someone to correct me, but shouldn’t an attempted coup get a little more notice than it is getting?

To be fair to CNN, Fox News only offers a small ticker:
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The most important story is related to the brother-in-law of Bin Laden’s bodyguard.

Here are some quick links to the Ecuador story:

Al Jazeera
The Guardian
Wall Street Journal
Financial Times
Associated Press
Google News (hope this works)

Update 17:35PM EST:

Video from RT America:

From Reuters: