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    Default Sex, Sun and Sand Article that ran across Canada

    http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/Edmont...pf-624774.html

    if one more person tells me about this article, i will scream! i think that it is filled with alot of inaccuracies, no factual references and blown way out of proportion. yes, there is alot of prostitution and it is centred and confined to a few tourist areas, but it is not rampant across the country in so far as tourist prostition goes - or maybe i am naive. love to hear your thoughts.

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    Default It was carried nation wide

    I emailed our paper and told them to look out their back door and the same **** was happening right here in Canada, why even report such nonsense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hlywud
    I emailed our paper and told them to look out their back door and the same **** was happening right here in Canada, why even report such nonsense.
    If this is fictitious and nonesense, why Isn't the Canadian Embassy and tourism boards of Canada and the DR crying foul?

    Do you think these reporters made this up?


    I have obviously seen a lot of "sex trade" in the DR, none involving the children, but when professional reporters put thier careers on the line, I wonder why ?

    What is it you say: Where there is smoke there must be fire?

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    WOW!

    Anyone here familiar with the place or persons in Pto. Plata mentioned in the article?
    Just asking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argo
    but when professional reporters put thier careers on the line, I wonder why ?
    Who said anything about that little pimple of a reporter being professional?

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    Default Freedom of the press...

    I have lived in many parts of the world, including the border between the Republic and Northern Ireland as well as England and the U.S. over a period of more than 30 years. One thing I have learned is that there is no such thing as unbiased reporting. I have seen events take place before my very eyes and later seen them reported in various media. I can assure you that there is no correlation between the actual facts and their reporting. Most reporters, IMHO, get their data from second- or third-hand sources and file them as if they had witnessed the actual events. Although I have never visited the DR, I plan to so soon and intend to buy property and eventually retire there, unless I find a compelling reason not to do so. It is a pity that articles such as those described are published, since I believe it is very unlikely that they represent a balanced view. I believe they are written in order to sell newspapers rather than to inform the readers. I was under the impression that this motivation was confined to the U.S. media. I guess I was mistaken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky
    Who said anything about that little pimple of a reporter being professional?
    Darn Rocky, three posts tonight and each one upset you, rhoids or something? You know the reporter, I don't

    I will send him your email and name of bar, maybe he will interview you next about sex trade

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    This is typical of how foreign media sources portray the DR always 10 times worst that what it is.

    When ever SDQ is shown, its only the slums, when NYC is shown, its only Manhattan.

    When they show a Dominican, its a helpless impoverished person, when they show a westerner is the blonde blue eye business men in his Mercedes.

    They make stories of Dominicans leaving the DR for a better life elsewhere, but never make a story on the expats who came to the DR to be happier and better.

    This is just one more skewed view the foreign media imposes on the world of what the DR is like.

    In fact, the foreign media makes this country seem like a hell hole where every body lives miserable.

    They never make a story about how impressed most tourist become when they see such HAPPY people in such impoverish place.

    The only time the opposite side of the coin will be shown, is when a Dominican takes the cameras and asks the questions. But, then it will be cricized for "ignoring the poor". Notice how the CNN corresponded was criticized here on DR1 back in Feb. when Haiti Flared up. She said "The DR is wealthier the Haiti with pockets of poverty", make the search on the archives and you will see the debates that started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argo
    Darn Rocky, three posts tonight and each one upset you, rhoids or something? You know the reporter, I don't

    I will send him your email and name of bar, maybe he will interview you next about sex trade

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    You're the rhoid. pal.
    Keep on barking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorK
    I have lived in many parts of the world, including the border between the Republic and Northern Ireland as well as England and the U.S. over a period of more than 30 years. One thing I have learned is that there is no such thing as unbiased reporting. I have seen events take place before my very eyes and later seen them reported in various media. I can assure you that there is no correlation between the actual facts and their reporting. Most reporters, IMHO, get their data from second- or third-hand sources and file them as if they had witnessed the actual events. Although I have never visited the DR, I plan to so soon and intend to buy property and eventually retire there, unless I find a compelling reason not to do so. It is a pity that articles such as those described are published, since I believe it is very unlikely that they represent a balanced view. I believe they are written in order to sell newspapers rather than to inform the readers. I was under the impression that this motivation was confined to the U.S. media. I guess I was mistaken.
    That is very true.

    The Dominican presidential elections back in May were as sweet and smooth as an election can be. It was the ultimate demonstration of Democracy in this island, an island that has seen few legitimate Democratic governments.

    After the elections local news media and some foreign sources reported the election to be quite a nice sign of Democracy in the DR, since it was relatively smooth.

    I say relatively because around three people died from a small shooting in the Southwest and another in San Pedro de Macoris.

    Compared to previous elections in this country, three injuries is peanuts and compared to much of the world, that is nothing to really make a story out of.

    None the less, Univision main news started with this title "Dominican elections marked by Blood".

    That was the only news source that gave such a negative view of the elections, most other sources reported the elections as they were, which were smooth.

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