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February 29, 2004


Amy Goodman and Dennis Bernstein will be doing a special report on the crisis in Haiti, tonight at 7PM EST on WBAI and the other Pacifica stations.. you can tune in at wbai.org. Amy and the Democracy Now! crew have delivered the best coverage throughout this Haiti situation, and are sure to bring a much needed balance to mainstream media's slant tonight.

I can't help but notice that, as of this posting, so many of the big-name political bloggers have been silent on this story, which has been unfolding for weeks.. I see nothing on Talking Points Memo, nothing on Daily Kos, or Eric Alterman or Tbogg..

It's a complex situation and I can understand not wanting to pontificate without a comprehensive knowledge.. this is why I haven't gone beyond offering links here and there (atrios and Matthew Yglesiashave offered thoughts while being up-front about their limited knowledge). And as I've acknowledged before, no single blogger can ever come close to covering everything that deserves coverage. But out of all these guys I'd think somebody would be able to drop some kind of science.

It kinda seems to me like the story has been off their collective radar, which is the type of thing that makes me more acutely aware of how the elite political blogs are almost all done by white males. I dunno, I'm not drawing any conclusions from it, but it's something I notice.. any thoughts, or links to good Haiti posts that I missed?

EDIT: Here is one blog that digs deep into it. (via Matthew Yglesias)

Posted by jsmooth995 at February 29, 2004 5:11 PM

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