On January 1, 2007, FrontPage Magazine named Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean its 2006 "People Of The Year 2006". The two United States Border Patrol agents shot drug smuggler Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila near the US–Mexico border and were convicted of "eleven of the twelve counts alleged in the indictment, including assault with a dangerous weapon, assault with serious bodily injury, discharge of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence and wilfully violating Aldrete-Davila's Constitutional, Fourth Amendment right to be free from illegal seizure, as well as obstructing justice by intentionally defacing the crime scene, lying about the incident, and failing to report the truth." They had been sentenced to 11 years and 1 day and 12 years imprisonment, respectively, and were subsequently incarcerated.FrontPage Magazine considered them guilty only of "bureaucratic infractions"; "these men have lost their money, their reputations, and (perhaps soon) their freedom trying to protect our nation. For that, they deserve our thanks."
In 2016, the Southern Poverty Law Center called Horowitz and FrontPage Magazine part of "the premier financier of radical anti-Muslim extremism" in recent years.Robert Spencer, a FrontPage writer who was listed by the SPLC as an anti-Muslim extremist, called the report a "hit list."