Maybe with some better digs we would have heard some of the more positive aspects of the Hemisphere's poorest country. No one ran with the fact that for such a poor country Haitians are a pretty good-looking people, Wyclef Jean being a tossup.
The attractiveness of the Haitian people might be a little subjective, but here are some facts that put a more favorable light on Haiti and its people.
Most Haitians seem to be at an optimal body weight.
Half the Haitian population practices voodoo. Pretty cool.
The United Arab Emirates, Bermuda, Burma, Ecuador, Nigeria, and Equatorial Guinea all have lower literacy rates than Haiti.
Some famous Haitians include Toussaint Louverture, Garcelle Beauvais, Jean-Michel Basquiat (they made a movie about him), and former Haitian president Jean Bertrand-Aristide.
And so on.
See, whatever is being reported becomes what people believe and if the same thing is being reported by all the stations everyone believes the same bullshit. Take the senate race in Massachusetts which was hyped as "angry Massachusetts voters send a message." The only message sent by the voters of Massachusetts was that they prefer the more charismatic, likable candidate over the distant, reserved candidate. Why was the anger in the Bay State so overplayed by The News? Because all the reporters who showed up to cover the race was welcomed by a hotel clerk with a hearty "Hey yaw one of them news re-tahds, ahn't you? Ahm Chah-gin' you double."
Just a guess.