Annals of chavista headline writing

Yesterday, two opposition activists were shot dead during a rally for Henrique Capriles in Chávez’s home state of Barinas. (Another died later)

How did the international media reflect this act of campaign violence?

Reuters: “Two Venezuelan opposition activists shot dead”

AlJazeera: “Two killed in Venezuela political clash”

CNN: “2 killed as Venezuelan campaign turns violent”

BBC: “Venezuelan election: Opposition duo die at poll rally”

Really, BBC? They just … died? What, did they drown? Did they have a heart attack? Did they kill themselves? The headline writer didn’t think it was important to highlight the fact that they were shot to death?


HT: Jose Antonio