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fear in the news

Posted by D on January 21, 2012, 8:59 pm

The fact that people outside of Mexico are so misinformed as to the actual
situation here has come up in conversation more often recently.
Visitors say that when they tell others they are going to Mexico they
freak out with worry.

I would like to get input on why that situation exist (hopefully without
going into conspiracy theories or politics). Is it just because the news
feeds on drama, or that people generalize or are prone to misconceptions?

I remember back when the Rodney King backlash riots were happening in L.A.
I was living in Malibu getting calls from concerned friends. I told them my
life had not changed, that the riots were 30 miles from me.

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