The mainstream media consistently portray the President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, as a bloodthirsty tyrant whose policies are hurting the elderly and the poor. The protesters, who are neither elderly nor poor, but college students working with the country's wealthiest families and agencies of the U.S., are providing the impetus for a broad movement to oust him. But the situation in Nicaragua is far more complex than the media's simplistic, black and white characterization. This article presents facts and a level of nuanced complexity that the New York Times and the Washington Post are apparently unable (unwilling?) to handle.