Unintentional comedy in BBC

In a piece in BBC News today, Stephen Gibbs summarizes the political crisis in Honduras and ends with what was surely not intended to be funny – but it is. The second to last paragraph reads:

“But how do you reinstate a president, if the government, with popular backing, refuses to co-operate?”

It’s just hilarious, since the unstated underlying assumption is that they want democracy, and what he calls the “government” is the popularly elected parliament, who in this case still has popular support. In other words, what he is actually saying is, “How do you reinstate a president against the will of the people, and still call it democracy – while maintaining a straight face?”

PS. Gibbs of course suffers from cognitive dissonance, that is why he can’t make ends meet.