Myers got good sourcing from students at the rally. It's nice to see a story based on more than the usual sources--though she includes those too. Other reporters did a little more digging on the actual visuals Latino voters were objecting to. Angle said they were Getty stock images. So somebody looked them up. They are. They say "Mexican youths, Mexico." Asian, huh?
I can't believe Latinos are asking others in their community not to vote. Talk about disenfranchising your own!
This article frames this particular issue with the Sharron Angle campaign for US Senate seat as one of personal responsibility. Laura Myers, of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, does a good job of describing the events that have led to the rise of a controversial campaign. It seems that Angle has messed her opportunity to get the Latino vote due to her outrageous actions while giving a speech at a high school. This is a personal problem for her and her campaign team that needs to be addressed quickly in order for her to recover.
This piece is framing leadership (Herbert Gans), as well as race, and geography.
First, the piece is focusing on the issue of the leadership, (or lack thereof), in Nevada's political parties. The article focuses on the Hispanic population's vote and how they feel they are not being represented accordingly. While the piece recounts the almost humorous account of one Nevada politician’s rude and ridiculous remarks, it shows the negative backlash from the Hispanic population to ... More »
The story illustrates both sides of the story and is well sourced. I’m certain the writer didn’t encounter issues gathering both sides of the story especially in a political debate. I’m flabbergasted that the U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle was quoted saying “"I don't know that all of you are Latino,” “Some of you look a little more Asian to me." Shocking!
This story was framed around person responsibility. It is an attack on Angle but for correct reasons as she was using a touchy subject, 'race' as a background for her commercial. This story lacks context, it was used more to present the information and to let the reader gather their own opinions.