Friday, January 6, 2017

The Cheyenne State Leader for January 6, 1917: Misconceptions on Mexico

The Leader was the more reserved of the two Cheyenne papers, and yet on this day its headlines were large, and not accurate.

Villa was actually doing well in battles he was engaged in, in this time frame, and the US was about to get out of, not invade, Mexico.

Of course the article about the supposed invasion was reporting on camp rumors.  Based on personal experience, the rumors that circulate camp are pretty darned far from accurate.  When I was in basic training, for example, I heard a rumor that the United States had gone to war with Israel and another that Argentina had sunk a ship of the U.S. Navy in the Falklands War, which was going on at the time. 

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