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24836: Walton (Discuss) re: 24822: Labrom re 24793 - LA Times article
Walton, Robert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"What is it about Haiti that gets up people's noses and they can only knock
it and not see any good in it.
My tourists are amazed when they come here and see it's not anything like
what they read about in the Press."
"If it bleeds, it leads" is a old but true adage of the press. There are too
few stories about Haitian successes and too many about failures. The press
does not thrive on joyful travelogues and good news but rather on news of
crime, dissention and misery. For every item of "good news" published or
broadcast about Haiti, their are dozens of "bad." When media continually
publishes stories of UNCHECKED government corruption or crime, potential
travellers take note. People who do not have first-hand knowledge, form
opinions based on what they read or are told.