Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Schipani Dramatizes Bolivian Drug Control Efforts and MAS Official’s Role

The Andean Information Network
August 16, 2010

Andres Schipani’s article, “Jessica Anne Jordan Burton: beauty queen defies cartel beasts in Bolivia’s war on cocaine,” presents an inaccurate, hyperbolic, and sexist account, which projects narrow-minded generalizations and grossly distorts the current reality of Bolivian drug policy.  Unfortunately, this erroneous portrayal has been widely reprinted and quoted in the English-speaking press.

Inaccurate or incomplete information appears in almost every line. The misrepresentation of Jordan loosely camouflages an improvised dramatization of the dynamics of drug trafficking in Bolivia. 

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1 comment:

Richard said...

Hey, Dude:

I'm glad you picked up on this. I was going to send you the link, but I've got too much on my plate with just checking out the BS about Mexico right now.

Think we need a "truth commission" to deal with the foreign press?