Nice job by the Los Angeles Times in today’s paper. (MEXICO UNDER SIEGE: Crime reporters face deadly perils)
It would be nice if other newspapers would pick up this story. It shows a side to the drug war along the Mexico-US border that many don’t see. Too often the stories about the battles along the border are short and simplistic, i.e X dead in drug related shoot out.
This story looks into the impact the intimidation by the cartels and the government has on the area media. And how that affects what the people in the area are able to see and hear in the news.