Thursday, March 17, 2011

4-year-old killed

El Universal and several other Mexican papers are reporting that a 4-year-old boy was killed in Tepic, Nayarit, caught in the crossfire of a gang shootout.

Yet another reason to worry about the drug war and be horrified by what it's doing to parts of Mexico.

And yet another reason to question the reliability of foreign news accounts of incidents like these. The Huffington Post, which may be valued at $315 million but apparently can't tell the difference between Acapulco and Tepic, real reporting and aggregation, or the fraudulence of putting a dateline on a story that you didn't actually report yourself and not even crediting it (it's an AP story) believes that it was a four-year-old girl who was killed, in Acapulco.

Well, what can you do.

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