Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Story the New York Times Doesn't Want You To See

Two big things happened here a couple of days ago: The Autonomous University of Querétaro was named one of the ten best colleges in Mexico; and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, accompanied by the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of National Intelligence, came to Mexico to revise the bi-national counternarcotics strategy. Can you guess which story the New York Times decided to cover?

Yeah. It's like they live on another planet or something. Noticias de Querétaro (an outfit so lean and scrappy they don't even have a website) splashed the University story on page one, where it belongs. The Times didn't even deem it worthy of the "World Briefs" section ("Pollution Fine Sought Against Coca Cola" obviously being a much bigger story to the out-of-touch media elite).

And so today, Noticias actually called bullshit on the Times, taking it to task for favoring the "gringo security cabinet" over the hardworking overachievers at UAQ! Because, why cover good news when you can sell more papers with murder, mayhem and drugs (and an unprecedented entourage of cabinet-level security figures from your own country's government)? We say, it's about fucking time.


Maybe when Carlos "The World's Richest Mexican" Slim finally consummates his love affair with the Grey Lady, these people will get their priorities straight.

2 comments:

Jorge Arturo said...

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Burro Hall said...

I'm going to squat on them...