The worst are full of passionate intensity
I don’t for a second believe that there is any Platonic “neutrality” in the media anywhere, so I normally expect some sort of bias — as least in terms of what editors (or publishers) consider newsworthy — in even the best reportage. For the not-best…
The [Mexico City] News … once upon a time a reputable newspaper:
AMLO insults Mexican voters
BY LETICIA PAULA CRUZ
Rumbo de México
He said that those who voted for Peña Nieto were privileged, and that “they bet on and backed a corrupt regime. I know that what I’m saying is harsh, but it’s the truth.”
At a press conference on Monday, López Obrador met with Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) members who, together, insulted the media, saying that information had been manipulated.
López Obrador’s speech brought to mind his post-election antics in 2006, after the electoral authority announced President Felipe Calderón’s victory.
Despite the fact that López Obrador signed the Federal Electoral Institute’s (IFE) “Civility Pact” and agreed to respect the outcome of the election, his response suggests that he will wait until every last vote is counted before admitting defeat.
He said that he will use every legal instrument at his disposal to uncover electoral irregularities that might have taken place in this election.
The leftist candidate said that from Wednesday on he will monitor and scrutinize the vote counting process. He said it was a “shame” that PRI politicians, the federal government, and the media’s distorted information “dominated” the election, and lashed out against the PRI with accusations of vote buying and exceeding campaign-spending limits.
Gee, just because the media distortion did — objectively — dominate the election and accusations of vote buying and exceeding campaign-spending limits are — objectively — true, no reason to get so touchy about it. It wasn’t Mexican voters who were being insulted, it was idiots who publish things like this.
BTW, PRI national chair, Pedro Joaquín Coldwell is not opposed to a full ballot by ballot recount.