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AIM: Hondurans Plead for Balanced Coverage From International News Media

July 6, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Accuracy in Media editor Cliff Kincaid today published some of the messages he has received from Hondurans upset at the international media’s pro-Zelaya news coverage. He called for thorough, balanced reporting of events in Honduras, rather than acceptance of the ousted leader’s explanation that he was deposed in a “military coup.”

“The so-called ‘military coup’ in Honduras was a successful effort by Honduran patriots to preserve their constitutional system of government from an international alliance of communists and socialists backed by Iran,” Kincaid wrote in a column published at aim.org.

“I continue to receive messages from Honduran citizens upset at the international media for their distorted coverage of the situation in the Central American country. The people support the ouster of Manuel ‘Mel’ Zelaya, who is considered a puppet of Venezuelan Communist ruler Hugo Chavez. They are mystified that an American president would want to return this Chavez puppet to power in Honduras,” Kincaid continued.

One Honduran citizen wrote in a message to Kincaid, “Mr. Zelaya broke the law on several occasions even after the Supreme Court stated that it was illegal. He had no respect for our laws and our Constitution… And I hope the international media investigate very deeply. Send your people here and interview people from Congress and Supreme Court. Thank you again for reading our side of the story. We want a democracy, peace, freedom, and a president who doesn’t believe he is above the law.”

Kincaid has published a Spanish translation of one of his articles on the situation in Honduras, “A U.S./U.N. Plot Against Anti-Communist Honduras,” here: http://www.aim.org/aim-column/un-u.s.-u.n.-complot-contra-anti-comunista-honduras/.

Kincaid’s latest articles on Honduras are available here:

http://www.aim.org/aim-column/honduras-outraged-by-obama-chavez-alliance/

http://www.aim.org/aim-column/a-u.s.-u.n.-plot-against-anti-communist-honduras/

http://www.aim.org/aim-column/obama-sides-with-marxists-over-honduras/

Accuracy in Media is a citizens’ media watchdog organization whose mission is to promote fairness, balance, and accuracy in news reporting. Founded in 1969, AIM is the oldest non-profit press watchdog group in America. For more information, please visit www.aim.org.

To arrange an interview with AIM editor Cliff Kincaid, contact Sarah Schaerr Norton at (202) 364-4401 ext. 107 or sarah.schaerr@aim.org.

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