Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Laura Fraser Writes About the Media's Portrayal of Mexico

Here's an interesting article by Laura Fraser, a San Francisco based journalist living part-time in Mexico, about the media's portrayal of Mexico.

She writes, "The kidnapping and the narcotrafficante murders make for sensational news media, but it reminds me a lot of the media coverage after San Francisco’s last big earthquake: all you saw on TV were pictures of devastation, so that everyone thought all their relatives in San Francisco were dead. But the actual damage was small, it’s just that the media likes to focus on, and exaggerate, scary news."

We couldn't agree more!

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