Friday, May 7, 2010

Murdered American Teen in Mexico: 'The Rest of the Story'

Hat tip to a family member in the Houston area who has alerted me to two articles about the murder of an 18-year-old American teenager from Sugar Land, TX.  Elisbeth Mandala's body, and that of two men, were found beaten to death in Mina, Mexico. Their bodies were left in a car rigged to look like a road accident.

Why, you may ask, was this high school senior traveling in Mexico? If you only had the Houston Chronicle to rely on for the full story, you would be led down a garden path of ignorance. No, for journalistic honesty, you have to listen to a local ABC news station. As these two contrasting articles about the same event reveal, journalistic malpractice is second nature to liberal media.

If there is a lesson here for us, it is that we should never take a single source at face value. We should search for multiple sources surrounding a story, and then make up our own minds as to the truth.
Sugar Land Teen Found Dead in Mexico
by Peggy O'Hare and Lise Olsen
Houston Chronicle

Reports: Student Fatally Beaten in Mexico
by Gene Apodaca
ABC Local News (KTRK)

Now you know "the rest of the story" as Paul Harvey used to say.

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