Haitian Election: "two of nine members of the elections council have themselves alleged fraud, blaming the council's director general, Jacques Bernard."
A post mirrored from Babylon Project:
Haiti: Letter to CBC Radio - Connie Watson
Connie Watson has distorted the truth in her reports consistently on CBC radio, one of the few outlets that you would expect to find a more serious commitment to the facts. Reproduced here is a letter of complaint from Dr. James Winter.
CBC Radio News:
Your correspondent in Haiti, Connie Watson, reported this morning that dissatisfaction with vote counting and allegations of fraud are coming entirely from the poor and disenfranchised in Haiti, who support Rene Preval for president.
Nowhere to be found was mention of what Reuters reported yesterday: two of nine members of the elections council have themselves alleged fraud, blaming the council's director general, Jacques Bernard.
"Pierre Richard Duchemin and Patrick Fequiere, two of the nine members of the elections council, said the vote tabulation was being manipulated and blamed Bernard," Reuters reported.
"There is an unwholesome manipulation of the data," concluded Duchemin.
You do a disservice to your listeners when you omit crucial information such as this from your report.
Indeed, CBC News On line has an excellent report on this, which apparently your correspondent has not read.
Must we go on line to get the news, or can we rely on radio news to give us a complete report?
Dr. James Winter
Dr. James Winter,
The University of Windsor