L.A. Times Blames Mexican Cartel Victims for Violence

The Los Angeles Times is facing widespread criticism for an article in which the paper claimed that the nine victims of a vicious Mexican cartel attack, all of whom were Mormon Americans, were themselves guilty of a “long history of violence,” Fox News reports.

In the brutal and unprovoked attack, nine members of a family on their way to a wedding were killed by cartel members. The victims consisted mostly of women and young children, and the family had resided in La Mora for generations. The attack occurred along the border of the states of Sonora and Chihuahua.

The L.A. Times piece ran with the title “U.S. victims in Mexico massacre were tied to family with long history of violence.” The paper subsequently faced backlash from numerous commentators on social media, including the Daily Caller’s Amber Athey and former NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch.

Townhall contributor Julio Rosas pointed out that the Times was subsequently forced to change its title, which now reads “Massacre of U.S. citizens aims spotlight at Mormon community with deep roots in Mexico.”

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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