Skip to comments.Mexican TV Station Attacked During Newscast
Posted on 01/07/2009 1:54:43 PM PST by SwinneySwitch
MONTERREY, Mex. -- Masked gunmen opened fire and tossed a grenade at a Mexican television station during its newscast Tuesday night.
The two news anchors asked for help from police on the air. It was a stark warning from drug gangs about the station's drug coverage.
No injuries were reported, but it was the latest in a series of attacks on journalists covering drug cartels in Mexico.
Witnesses say the masked gunmen arrived in two pickup trucks and opened fire during the station's evening newscast. There was a message left outside the station saying "Stop reporting only about us; also report about the narco-officials. This is a warning".
In 2008, more than 5,000 people died in Mexico in drug-related killings.
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...and all brought to you by the lovely third world country next door......
Coming soon to a CBS/ABC/NBC affiliate near you. Embrace diversity............/s
Let’s hope the Mexican government doesn’t give a disproportionate response and fight back harder, but sit down the drug thugs, hold their hands and realize that they (the drug thugs) only do what they do because they are poor, uneducated and terrorized by the state of Israel.
The new Mexican President has made it crystal clear he will NOT tolerate the drug cartels.
Many here may be a bit cynical about Mexico, but this guy means business. It is a slow process to go from 3rd World to modern society in a few years, but Mexico is working on it.
My wife is from Mexico (Monterrey in fact!) and I stay abreast of events there.
Is this an idea whose time has come? Wouldn’t hurt my feelings to see CNN or MSNBC under attack.
More journalists have been killed in Mexico than Iraq.
Mexico is about to blow apart and we will NOT escape the damage.
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[snips]How do you begin to understand that so many people are dying in Mexico? More than 5,000 casualties because of narcotrafficking. Thats more than all of the American troops that have died fighting an actual war in Iraq.
One grisly new tactic is beheadings. A headless corpse hung above a busy highway almost two hours before police covered it with a sheet - the head found in a nearby park.
In Tijuana, nine men were decapitated last month, three of them policemen, their badges stuck in their mouths - some of the 40 murders in Tijuana occurred in just one weekend.
I also have a home there (BCS) and there are huge differences from one state/area to another.
I fell a hot wind on my shoulder...
And funded by a stupid war on drugs in the USA.
Stupid people should be able to use stupid drugs. They will, anyway.
As stated repeatedly, I don’t want to flush any more tax money on the war on drugs.
It’s a waste of money, creates a police state in this nation (that will be used by Obama, watch), and destabilizes our southern border.
Mexico is on the verge of blowing apart. These are just from the last week.
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Mexico: 2009 starts off bloody. Twenty plus people executed over the new year weekend - M3Report
Mexican drug cartels are reported to be equal in fighting power to elite military forces
Ten killed across Mexico in Christmas Eve drug violence
11 Murdered in Tijuana, Mexico
I hear the talking of the DJ
Can’t understand just what does he say?
Conservative taxpayers in the United States could sure learn a lot from Mexican drug gangs on how to handle the left-wing press and congress critters. :-)
Good thing the border is secure.
Mexican TV, not radio!;^)
Press groups condemn attack on Mexican TV studio
That ought to do it!
Amazing how our national media ignore this.
Bet it is a hell of a lot more than this.
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