28 June 2009

Oh, and some pop star died

There's been a military coup in Honduras (is there any other kind?). Bernard Chazelle analyzes the New York Times' coverage.
From the byline alone, you know this is going to be good: Elizabeth Malkin, in Mexico City, with reporting by Simon Romero from Caracas. Which makes perfect sense since, as we all know, Mexico City and Caracas are the two major cities in Honduras. (Too bad they had no reporter in Bangkok. I hope the Pulitzer committee doesn't notice.)
The driving point behind the coup appears to have been a non-binding straw poll set for Sunday gauging public support for convening a new constitutional convention. Some people have itchy trigger fingers.


...apparently too itchy, as the State Department has issued a condemnation. Somebody somewhere got their wires crossed in this deal.