Many times the sinkhole is reported and blogged without any context of the disaster and national tragedy that Guatemalans are facing today. We are still digging the death bodies out of the mud, people are starving and have no water, shelter or comfort.
But never mind that, the sinkhole is the star of the story.
The most important discussion on the news is if the sinkhole is a Photoshop picture or if it was made by UFO´s.
3970 news articles are on the top section on Google news about Guatemala under that heading right now.
I went through the trouble to read both the articles and the reader comments.
The comments are starling in their cruelty and sensationalistic inhumane nature: "wow dude how cool", is one of the more flattering comments I can cite.
Another brilliant sensationalist article writer says that the sinkhole looks too perfectly round to be the result of a natural disaster, the writer insinuates that Photoshop could have been used, maybe...., who knows.
The picture is an official picture released by the Press Office of the President of Guatemala, Alvaro Colom Caballeros.
Never mind citing the source.
So much for the Free and Independent Press coverage of tragedies and national disasters, anything goes for a sensationalistic attention grabbing headline.
Picture: Press Office Guatemala Ministry of Culture and Sports