Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Juárez Airlift

The UK Daily Mail - a "newspaper" of sorts, devoted mostly to soccer, celebrity gossip and climate change denial - has a story today about the mass exodus of Mexicans from Ciudad Juárez to El Paso, illustrated with photos of said Mexicans amassing on the airport tarmac and huddled aboard their flight to freedom:


We wonder - is this a nonstop flight? The assumption that people are fleeing Juárez by airplane would almost lead us to believe that no one from the Daily Mail had ever set foot in the city. Sure enough, the story - credited to "Daily Mail Reporter" - is ripped off almost verbatim from the Associated Press, pumped up with a little more mayhem (which is, as the limeys would say, like bringing coals to Newcastle) and some unrelated photos. Another example of what passes for reporting on Mexico these days.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe all the inner-tubes and small boats at the rio-grande river are already booked.

Anonymous said...

hey if they can afford it let it go, those 100 metres to the border are hard on the feet

Gary Denness said...

Please delete.

Dave said...

That would be one quick flight. In case funds are tight, I think my last taxi ride was about 50 pesos...though that was a few years back.

Ted Stevens said...

I say, good story from the Intertubes.