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Good Guys and Bad Guys: A Content Analysis of New York Times and Washington Post Coverage of the 2004 Coup d’État in Haiti

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The author performed a content analysis of the characterization of Haitian political factions in New York Times and Washington Post articles published prior to the coup d’état on February 29th, 2004. Jean Bertrand Aristide supporters were referred to with negatively valued terms significantly more often than opponents of the democratically elected president. Mainstream news coverage of the 2004 coup d’état privileges U.S. economic and policy interests over an accurate representation of the history of U.S./Haiti foreign relations.

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Baumgartel, Elaine. "Good Guys and Bad Guys: A Content Analysis of New York Times and Washington Post Coverage of the 2004 Coup d’État in Haiti" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the NCA 93rd Annual Convention, TBA, Chicago, IL, Nov 15, 2007 <Not Available>. 2013-12-15 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p192231_index.html>

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Baumgartel, E. , 2007-11-15 "Good Guys and Bad Guys: A Content Analysis of New York Times and Washington Post Coverage of the 2004 Coup d’État in Haiti" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the NCA 93rd Annual Convention, TBA, Chicago, IL Online <PDF>. 2013-12-15 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p192231_index.html

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Abstract: The author performed a content analysis of the characterization of Haitian political factions in New York Times and Washington Post articles published prior to the coup d’état on February 29th, 2004. Jean Bertrand Aristide supporters were referred to with negatively valued terms significantly more often than opponents of the democratically elected president. Mainstream news coverage of the 2004 coup d’état privileges U.S. economic and policy interests over an accurate representation of the history of U.S./Haiti foreign relations.

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Good Guys  Bad Guys Good Guys and Bad Guys:  A Content Analysis of New York Times and Washington Post Coverage  of the 2004 Coup d’État in Haiti Introduction During a visit to Haiti in 2005  U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell met with Haitian  Prime Minister Gérard Latortue while gun battles raged in the streets outside the National Palace  in Port­au­Prince  the nation’s capital.  The purpose of Powell’s visit  according to the New York   Times  was to show the Bush administration’s support of Latortue and his interim government.  The article indicates that 173 people had been killed in Haiti during the three months prior to the  visit.  Powell said  “We have to forcefully take on the people like those who did the shooting this  morning.  We have to disarm.  We have to get all the weapons out of the hands of those except  the government.”1 New York Times readers who were paying attention to the coverage of the most recent  military coup d’état in Haiti in March 2004 may remember that around 50 people were killed in  the violence leading up to former Haitian President Jean­Bertrand Aristide’s departure.  The  Bush administration  originally hesitating to support the ouster of a democratically elected  leader  eventually requested Aristide’s resignation  claiming the need for politically negotiated  1  Kamber  Michael.  “Powell Visits Haiti  a Nation Kept on Edge by Persistent Violence.”  The New York Times  December 2   2004.   1 Good Guys  Bad Guys settlement in order to send in U.S. troops and quell the rising tide of violence.   Why did the U.S.  refuse to assist Aristide in his time of need?  And why is the Bush Administration so eager to use  force to assist the Latortue interim government?  The answer lies in a complex and well­ documented history of elite patronage and military political power throughout Latin America.  If  the U.S.  purportedly a democratic state (some would contest this claim)  can pick and choose the  leaders and states and regimes it wants to support and undermine  what message does this send  to U.S. American citizens?  Given the Bush administrations heavy use of the “promotion of  democracy” argument in order to justify the invasion of Iraq in 2003  and its insistence on  holding elections there in January 2005  despite increasing violence and the lack of U.S. military  success in maintaining order  how are U.S. Americans learning the meaning of democracy   democratic leadership  and democratic behavior from their leaders?  In this project  I explore the  way the Haitian political landscape was represented in the coverage of the Haitian conflict prior  to the coup d’état.   Examining the messages readers of these papers were consuming should  provide insight into the US foreign policy decisions that received little criticism in the press.  The Influence of the Media Media studies scholars have developed a body of work over a period of decades  describing the relationships between media producers  media messages  and media audiences.  “In Western liberal democracies  the mass media have claimed the right to represent the people  and to uphold democracy  and the consumers of newspapers and television have come to treat  these media sources as the basis on which to think and act in the world” (Street  7). 2 Good Guys  Bad Guys In order for democratic societies to function properly  people must have access to  information so that they can make decisions as citizens in a democracy who have a say in the  way society is structured and ruled.  “It is assumed that
32 Good Guys  Bad Guys Yoon  Young Chul  and Gwangho E.  “Framing International Conflicts in Asia: A Comparative  Analysis of News Coverage of Tokdo.” Media and Conflict: Framing Issues  Making Policy   Shaping Opinions.  Eytan Gilboa  ed.  Ardsley  NY: Transnational Publishers  2002. 33


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