Romanticizing the Border Patrol: Why Big Media Flops
|Border Patrol Calexico, Calif.|
By Brenda Norrell
The big media CNN, New York Times and the others, fail at covering the US/Mexico border because they have no reporters who live here, and have lived here year after year.
The reporters fly in for a few days, let everyone know what an honor it is to be interviewed by them, and after folding up their makeup trays, they fly away.
How much news coverage was given to Maria Elizabeth Macias, the editor of Primera Hora newspaper, found decapitated in September near the Texas border?
The inequality of this news reporting reveals one clear fact: The racism of the US news media toward the people of Mexico and people of color.
How much news coverage is being given today for the conviction of a Border Patrol agent busted on duty with a load of drugs near Yuma, Arizona?
Don't let them get away with it.