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Jenni Rivera’s life & death, and mainstream media

Monday, December 10, 2012

Now that the airwaves are filled with stories about Mexican-American and home-grown Southern California superstar Jenni Rivera’s death in a plane crash at age 43, OC Weekly’s Gustavo Arellano (of syndicated “Ask a Mexican” column fame) has some choice words for mainstream media about their largely ignoring her while she was alive. An excerpt:
No one among the MSM big boys is absolved here. NPR? Not a single story on Rivera until she passed away. New York Times? Just a brief mention in a story not involving her. Orange County Register? HA! Even Rivera's hometown paper, the Long Beach Press-Telegram, waited until last year to finally cover the hometown hero.
“No media outlet,” he says, “is the bigger sinner, however, than the Los Angeles Times . . .”
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