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February 27 2010

16:41

THE NEW YORK TIMES COVERING THE EARTHQUAKE IN CHILE…FROM RIO DE JANEIRO

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They are called “regional correspondents”.

What a shame!

The NewYork Times covers Chile… from Brazil.

Well the distance between Rio and Santiago is only 1814.31 miles…

It’s like covering Spain from Russia.

That’s the first problem.

The second is the second class content of the dispatch from Rio.

Alexei Barrionuevo reports quoting… Associated Press, Chile’s TVN Cable, the Department of Homeland Security, CNN International, Mrs. Bachelet statements, Facebook and Twitter messages, The White House press secretary, Reuters…

So here we have the most important daily newspaper of the world serving a “mix salad” of second hand news where Eric Lipton contributed reporting from Washington, and Charles Newbery from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Alexei Barrionuevo reported from Rio de Janeiro, and Liz Robbins from New York.

You better follow Twitter real witnesses, than these journalism bureaucrats.

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