Common repitive words and phrases used by foreign journalist to report on Haiti.
“the poorest country in the Western hemisphere.”
the ‘resilience’ of the Haitian people
enchanted with Haiti.
All Haitian politicians are corrupt or incompetent
‘Looters’ fought over goods ‘stolen’ from collapsed stores
looters are ‘squatters’ in ‘squalid’ camps.
Port-au-Prince is overcrowded
Haiti’s long line of power-hungry, corrupt rulers.
slave revolt on which Haiti was founded was ‘bloody’ and ‘brutal.’
Cite Soleil is the most dangerous slum in the world. It is ‘sprawling and full of ruthless gangs, bullet holes, pigs and trash.
cookies made of dirt and mud!
starving kids in photos
supporters of ex-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Always do another story about restaveks. Child slaves.
desperate poor people who have received little to no help.
aid workers are doing the best they can.
food stocks sitting idly in individual warehouses
everyone here loves Bill Clinton and Wyclef Jean
Bill Clinton and Wyclef Jean represent Haiti’s best hope for the future
Foreign journalist are running out of ideas. Grab a thesaurus and dictionary and get off the bandwagon reporting.
Original article found at MediaHacker.org