…cristina, queen of somewhere in the ‘backyard’?…

…To sing ‘What does it take to win your love‘ to the the ‘north’ and its corporate MSM, and expect some contrition, some respite from torment, the region should by now know would be futile …

Even-handedness in reporting is just that balanced, factual. So when The Guardian gives us a report, Peso panic and rocketing prices shake the throne of Argentina’s Queen Cristina, we have no choice but to wonder. The Guardian, more like WaPo or NYT, but for controversy? President Fernández de Kirchner is, and has been, the duly elected President of Argentina, and democratically so. And, to make matters worse,  in the article the reporter abandons the courtesy of quotation marks for the word.

The tenor of the report brings to mind similar work from the paper’s Rory Carroll, who was truly terrible at best, utterly clueless on Latin America. We wonder if that is the expected treatment of public officials of the ‘backyard’? After all, those leaders of the ‘north’, US, UK, and elsewhere have not acquitted themselves that well – if we are to accept that the ‘unwashed of the backyard’ are blameless for either the Great Depression or this quite near Great Depression (which still seems worse for the UK).

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