Monday, March 25, 2013

Security Made Simple—in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, Israel-Palestine, and The New York Times

By Joseph Nevins, Border Wars, NACLA
March 20, 2013

What does—and should—constitute security can be a complicated and controversial matter. But you wouldn’t know this if you only talked to the U.S. Border Patrol and White House staffers, or read The New York Times on March 16.

In one article, a top-of-the-fold, front-page piece entitled “Arizona Border Quiets After Gains in Security,” reporter Julia Preston effectively regurgitates the Department of Homeland Security’s press statements. She tells us what its spokespeople say—and little else—about the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. [...]

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