The promise of Mexico: Dissolving journalists in acid

Seeing Red AZ posted an article yesterday regarding the Arizona Republic’s multi-page report on “Mexico’s potential for rebuilding Arizona’s economy.” Arizonans, according to the report,  tend to see Mexico as the source of problems, not possibilities. That attitude, we were told, limits our economic horizons. The editorial, another in the continuing blather by Linda Valdez, was titled “Seeing the promise in Mexico.”

Today the daily reports on the death of journalist Rodolfo Rincon, 54, who worked for the newspaper Tabasco Hoy. He was last seen Jan. 20, 2007, after he reported on local drug dealers.

An unidentified man admitted to belonging to a gang of hit men known as the Zetas — which killed Rincon over his articles and then dissolved his body in acid. (You read that right.)

Mexico is one of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalists. More than 60 journalists have been murdered since 2000. But that fact is secondary to the constant hammering of the open borders message by the Arizona Republic’s editorial board.

So far this year over 500 people have been killed in Sinaloa alone — Mexico’s drug-smuggling heartland.

Drug violence has killed more than 15,000 people throughout Mexico since President Felipe Calderon launched a crackdown on cartels after taking office in late 2006.

These reports make taking a pass on “Mexico’s potential for building Arizona’s economy” all the more reasonable.  And wouldn’t you think the journalists at the Republic would have a modicum of concern for their fellow professionals?  The agenda is obviously more important than the messengers.

7 Responses to The promise of Mexico: Dissolving journalists in acid

  1. Joe Evans says:

    Mexicans are dissolving their own newspaper reporters in acid and the Arizona Republic still promotes the “Promise of Mexico?” That’s some “promise!”

    And as if there was ever any doubt, it’s clear to see where the Republic’s allegiance lies, and it isn’t with fellow journalists! This is amazing!!

  2. Kathy says:

    You think the AZ Republic will send any journalists to Mexico??? NOT, well maybe since they’ll spread propaganda which could help the drug cartels there, like the help the criminal illegals here.

  3. Another LD11 PC says:

    And Napolitano and some AZ Republicans keep trying to make us believe that a national id card in our pockets will make everything ok once the borders are opened up.

  4. Frankly Speaking says:

    The newspaper’s position is preposterous. I only saw the articles because of the links here and in the previous post on this subject yesterday. We long ago cancelled our subscription, and this reckless foolishness is the reason why. Mexico’s government, military and police are corrupt. The country offers us nothing. To state otherwise as the Republic does on a continual basis is both ill-advised and dangerous.

  5. Jason says:

    Don’t be so quick to be negative. The idea of dissolving people in acid might have merit. The Mexican gangs could be on the cutting edge of displaying authority. “Do what we tell you, or it’s an acid bath for you.” No soap!

  6. Sideliner says:

    The Republic staffers would rather promote their cause of Mexico First, than show concern for their professional fellows. What a wild display of wisdom!!

  7. Kate says:

    Appears to me that Az Republic reporters would be heros to the drug execution squads in Mexico. When they lose their jobs here, with the failure of the Az Rep, they can move to Mexico. They would be welcomed with open arms for they have the same approach to law enforcement.