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Ecuador parallels US; Fox keeps coverage to minimum

Reported by Chrish - April 21, 2005

Uma Pemmaraju read the headlines at the top of the hour of Special Report 4/21/05. As is often the case, these few sentences are the only coverage the subjects get on Fox's flagship news program.

She read: "Brazil has offered Ecuador's ousted president asylum. President Lucio Gutierrez flew to the Brazilian embassy after Ecuador's congress voted to kick him out of office. Gutierrez had faced mounting street protests over what was seen as an illegal attempt to overhaul the Supreme Court and to take control of all three branches of government."

Comment: Hm, sound familiar? (Except the courageous Congress and protests parts. I think we "just" lost our title of world's greatest democracy.)

Of course Fox viewers don't see any problem with all three branches of the government being under the control of one ideological group. Note that this was not subject of the last twenty minutes of the program, the discussion panel. People might get ideas if this got too much coverage.

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