Shame on Huffington Post

Regular readers of my blog will have noticed that I allow those who disagree with me the same freedom to comment as I give those who agree. Today I read an article on Huffington Post that I disagreed with. Seeing that they profess to allow all points of view to come out, if written in a respectful tone, I wrote a comment to this piece in which the Micheletti presidency of Honduras was refered to as a “dictatorship”.

My comment objected to them calling it a dictatorship, and to call the honorable don Roberto Micheletti Bain a dictator. I further pointed out that calling him so in the article could be construed as a personal attack of exactly the kind that the comment rules do not allow. If the progressive agenda shall have any chance of success we must hold on to principles, I pointed out. Finally I made it clear that I believe that history will have Honduras as a legitimate defender of democracy, even though I doubted that the change of view will ever hit the front pages.

This comment was refused by Huffington Post. There can only be one reasonable reason: They cannot stomach letting their readers know that there is an alternative point of view to theirs on the key events in Latin America. Why? Your guess is as good as mine. Who benefits from their behavior? In my analysis, two entities: Chavez with his Bolivarian Revolution and ALBA on the one side, and drug cartels (especially those smuggling cocaine) on the other. Hopefully Huffington Post is acting out of ignorance and not in deliberate support of that twin-headed hydra.

3 thoughts on “Shame on Huffington Post”

  1. Huffington Post have been spreading rumours and lies about Honduras since June 29 (apparently everythin that happened before that wasn’t news worthy to them.

    They don’t act out of ignorance but out of blind ideals (or good sponsorship).

  2. I made a 4th attempt to get a comment posted, namely as follows:
    “Honduras did not suffer a coup d’état on June 28, 2009, but its democratic institutions, the checks and balances, prevented an auto-coup by the president. The interim president, don Roberto Micheletti Bain, was next in line according to the succession order of their constitution. To call him a dictator is a factually incorrect and an insult both to him, to the people of Honduras, and to all who love democracy.”

    1. This time they actually published the comment. Fourth time is the charm, apparently.

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