Yesterday a Barstow newspaper reported that a suspected drunk driver who killed a CHP officer had “a fake identification card, a Mexican identification card and other identification all with different names and different variations of names.”
News? You betcha! It suggests that the killer may have been an illegal immigrant who never should have been in the U.S. to begin with.
News reported by the L.A. Times? Don’t make me emit a mordant chuckle!
Despite this evidence suggesting that the officer’s killer was an illegal immigrant, the Los Angeles Times has printed not one word of this information. In today’s story, titled Shaken by Deaths, CHP Reviews Safety Policies, the paper shows no curiosity whatsoever concerning whether the man who killed the officer was legally in this country.
Is this not news? Obviously, it is. So (he asked rhetorically), what exactly is going on here?
I guess we’ll have to await the answer from the Readers’ Representative as to why only desert-based papers appear capable of reporting this information. When I hear something, you’ll hear something.