Jeremy Schwartz of Cox News wields a mean pitchfork in today's Miami Herald
Calderon Declared 'President-Elect' ... Obrador Declared 'Marginal' ... We Report, but They Decide??
By Winter Patriot on 9/5/2006, 11:08am PT  

Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

I've been finding most of my internet-related news stories through Google News lately, and for the past 19 hours I've been wondering what story would succeed the death of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin at the top of the charts... Now, suddenly, the wait is over.

From Will Weissert at ABC News: Calderon Named Mexico's Next President-Elect

MEXICO CITY Sep 5, 2006 (AP)— Felipe Calderon became president-elect of Mexico on Tuesday, two months after disputed elections, when the nation's top electoral court voted unanimously to reject allegations of fraud and certify his narrow victory.

And --- coincidentally? --- look at what else has floated to the top of the charts: a monstrous smear piece from our "old friends" at Cox News, in the person of Jeremy Schwartz this time.

From the Miami Herald: López Obrador's support dwindling : Mexico is starting to turn its back on Andrés Manuel López Obrador because of his refusal to concede defeat in the disputed presidential election.

MEXICO CITY - In the days after ballot results showed him losing an agonizingly close presidential election, candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador was in fine form, leading the largest rallies Mexico has ever seen and convincing most Mexicans of the need for a recount.

Six weeks later, the Mexican public has largely turned its back on the charismatic leftist, who has been transformed into a marginal figure --- to a degree even within his own party.

If the July 2 election were held now, conservative Felipe Calderón would trounce López Obrador by 24 percentage points, a recent newspaper poll showed.

Some analysts say the former Mexico City mayor has done irreparable harm to his political career by sowing unrest and refusing to accept the constitutional rules for resolving the close election.

We'll have to wait and see about that...

UPDATE: Here's a piece from Bloomberg with a very misleading headline:

Calderon, Mexico's Next President, to Embrace Rival's Agenda [emphasis added]

Sept. 5 (Bloomberg) --- Felipe Calderon, certified by a court as Mexico's next president, may be compelled by the street protests and legal challenges following his election to embrace the agenda of the candidate he defeated.

and so on...