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NYT PIIPP spotted; awaiting processing

My offshore PIIPP processing team is still being trained, so I'm not able to process this article immediately. However, I'm presenting it here for readers who would like a preview. (For those who aren't familiar with the term, a PIIPP is a "pro-illegal immigration puff piece." Several example PIIPPs are presented starting here. You'll be shocked how similar they all are.)

The newest PIIPP is entitled "No Number, No Ride" and it concerns the attempts New York state to the revoke driver's licenses of those who aren't here legally.

This PIIPP starts with: "Hector Maldonado received a letter recently that threatens to turn his life upside down..."

The PIIPP also recycles quotes, "experts", and arguments from past NYT articles on the topic of driver's licenses for illegal aliens. And, naturally, it doesn't once mention things like the fact that 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers had a combined total of 63 separate drivers licenses, issued by Virginia, Florida and New Jersey.

Previous coverage of illegal alien driver's licenses in NY state is here and here.

I sent an email about this and previous NYT PIIPPs to Daniel Okrent (public@nytimes.com), and I encourage you to do the same.

Immigration_piipps · Mon, 09/13/2004 - 20:49 · Importance: 1

Mon, 09/13/2004 - 23:45
John S Bolton
www.johnsbolton.net

Another feature of this sub-genre is that it starts off very concrete, as if to establish sympathy, then becomes both more specific about the objectionable qualities of the 'victim'/perpetrator, and more abstract, as if the introduction of intellectualities would lose more and more readers. Sometimes, at the end of the article, and on another page, it mentions that there is an anti-immigrationist position.