Perhaps the media may wake up on this, as that is from the Twin Cities' Star Tribune this morning. Inside, their man Jon Tevlin writes the following in his column "Mexico vacation wasn't so risky at all":
Comedian Dennis Miller didn't want me to be here. Nor did the woman on CNN, who breathlessly exclaimed, "It's scary here."
But there I was last Sunday, sitting in the central plaza of Merida, a striking, sultry city three hours into the Yucatan from Cancun ...
I was meeting John Larson and his family, also from Minnesota ... John, his wife, their daughter and the family dog ... all drove from Minnesota to Merida, where they have rented a house until May...
They watch the news and get calls from concerned family and friends, but they also see the disconnect between a very real and dangerous drug war that killed 6,000 last year, and daily life for most Mexicans and tourists.
"I realize my job is not to educate everybody in the world that Mexico is not a police state," Larson said. "But the whole country is being portrayed as this horrible place, and I just don't buy it."
Perhaps Larson didn't see Miller (who I usually think is funny) on Fox. Miller said he would never allow his kids to go to Mexico "because you get the runs from the water; I mean, it's a simple fact." Miller added that, "I don't trust Mexico any more because of the Guadalajara -- the drug war at the border."
(see http://tinyurl.com/dhxb32 for full piece)