Coverage of Syriza in Media

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/15/world/europe/new-greek-elections-loom.html?pagewanted=1&hp

Now compare the commentary above with this:

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c24d9b50-9aa9-11e1-9c98-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1usejKTxs

The Financial Times at least allows us the possibility of two different explanations for Syriza’s rise, minus uncritical adulation. But from the NYT’s perspective, Syriza is just another cooky anti-capitalist European leftist party that could potentially screw things up economically for Greece were it to have it’s way. And this is a paper that largely informs American public opinion of European politics, along with NPR.

 

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