- Posted June 14, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Media Black Out of Mexico Protests?
If one candidate in an election controls the media, does any opponent have a chance to beat him? It appeared not in Mexico until hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets on Sunday to protest that very claim against Enrique Peña Nieto, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate who leads the polls in Mexico's upcoming general election. His party ruled Mexico for 70 years before losing power in 2000 and many in Mexico fear that a return of the PRI will be a step back in democracy. So they took to the streets in enormous numbers.
Funny I didn't read about it in the mainstream media. It's not that it wasn't there. I found a CNN story on the protest but they sure didn't feature it on their home page. Or maybe I missed it.
I am glad that we are able to get ireports from all over the world so we can see what is happening in places like Myanmar and Syria. But if CNN and other media outlets relegate the news about uprisings like the one in Mexico to page 11, while highlighting every detail of the scandal of the hour, what does that say about how they are manipulating the minds of our citizens? How can people get the truth when all we are exposed to is fluff and the latest dirt?
I hope that the people of Mexico who took to the streets woke the Mexican people up about how the media is influencing their election. We need to scrutinize our media more and call them out on their bias.
I couldn't find any ireports on the protest but you know how bad ireport search engine is. It was too difficult to try to go back 4 days to see if there were any ireports posted. None were vetted by CNN. No surprise.
Here's what I found on CNN about the Mexican protests:
Thanks for reading!