I’ve blogged about how the International News media brandished Sierra Leone’s 2007 election free and fair despite some accounts to the contrary. Well, here we go again. I will say thank you Aljazeera for reporting something on things. The ruling party is doing what it can to make sure people are too afraid to vote against them. A hot mess, a ridiculously hot mess.
I bring this up because its a reminder of how bogus and biased the regular news media can be. from NPR to BBC to NYTimes. argh! Furthermore, its annoying because when issues like the political situation in Sierra Leone are reported as being rosy, then people act all blind-sighted when the grits hits the fans.
Politics can be so frustrating and dirty 😦
Thank you Al-Jazeera. Colored people’s media to get some different news out.