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Michael Deibert (*1973) is a U.S. born journalist that has been repeatedly harshly criticized for what is perceived as his extreme right wing stance in regards to Haitian politics.

Michael Deibert has been criticized in numerous media articles Template:Kofi Annan's Haiti<ref name=Podur321>Podur, Justin.Template:Cite news</ref> <ref name=Barahona321>Barahona, Diana. How to Turn a Priest Into a Cannibal CounterPunch. Feb 03/04, 2007. Retrieved Jul 05, 2011.</ref> [cite news|last=Elie|first=Patrick|title=Haitian Activist Speaks out Against Deibert's anti-Haiti Propaganda|url=http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/03/23/18101941.php%7Caccessdate=6 July 2011|newspaper=Haiti Progres|date=22 - 28, 2006, Vol. 24, No. 2, mirrored on indybay.org] documenting the massive amount of criticism Deibert's journalism has received, especially where it pertains to his reporting on Haiti.

The range of Michael Deibert's vociferous critics includes among others Haitian, Canadian and U.S. activists for example a former Haitian government official in several administrations, political activist and writer: Patrick Elie <ref>Elie, Patrick. Taking us to democracy like cattle to a killing house Dec 14, 2005. ZNet. Retrieved Jul 07, 2011</ref>, as well a plethora of journalists from the Caribbean nation and abroad such as Justin Podur: [see: A dishonest Case for a Coup <ref>Podur Justin. A Dishonest Case for a Coup. ZNet. February 16, 2006. Retrieved Jul 07, 2011.</ref>: part of a dialogue with the writer Michael Deibert].

Many newspaper articles, blog entries and and other written material <ref>Media articles related to writer Michael Deibert trunkly.com. Retrieved July 07, 2011. Very subjective collection of links, but able to serve as demonstration of the amount of articles re Deibert's reporting on Haiti.</ref> attest to the not inconsequential amount of negative attention Deibert has garnered.

Deibert's journalism has included allegations of child sacrifice: ["The charges culminate with Deibert’s uncritical reiteration of a gang leader’s claim, from his Florida exile, that a baby missing from a Port-au-Prince hospital had been kidnapped by So Anne and murdered in a vodou ritual to strengthen Aristide." by a well known Haitian activist, Annette Auguste a.k.a. Sò Anne [see: Amnesty International <ref>Amnesty International Appeal case: AMR 36/003/2006</ref>]