Saturday, February 20, 2010

- Interesting link via Intersections: "Which country is most routinely miscovered in the U.S. press? There are clearly many candidates, but for me one stands out: Mexico...Journalists peddle a sort of drug-war pornography, salaciously and insatiably dwelling on the most lurid aspects of the trade: narcos, gangs, smugglers, pipelines, cells, mass graves, severed heads, torture chambers, dirty cops."

Comments are interesting, too. Author of the article Michael Massing responds: "Wouldn’t it be great if journalists devoted as much energy to assessing the drug war as they do to covering the drug traffickers?"

- This is what we're using the Internet for in 2010? Disturbing.

- Eric Blair was quite a guy.

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