The "anti-immigration movement" charted! (Bill O'Reilly, Lou Dobbs, Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter, VDare...)
Solana Larsen (whose name rings a bell for some unknown reason) is the president of "PuertoDansk" and a contributor to opendemocracy.net and other sites. At the site of the North American Congress on Latin America, she offers "The Anti-Immigration Movement: From Shovels to Suits" . If you read the recent Max Blumenthal interview, you already know what she's going to say and how wrong she is. In fact, she and Son of Sid recently appeared on a panel together .
But, unlike Baby Max, she's got visual aids! Her multimedia extravaganza includes a handy chart showing the "movement", ranking them by "politics", "think tanks", "grassroots", and "media" on one axis, and from "mainstream conservative" to "hate groups" on the other.
There are several familiar names, particularly in the lower center and right of the chart: National Review, Michelle Malkin, Bill O'Reilly, Ann Coulter, VDare, and Lou Dobbs. In fact, they've put Dobbs perilously close to the right edge, where the "hate groups" live.
There are two effective responses to smears like this:
1. Point out factual errors in their reasoning (see the interview link).
2. Discredit those leaders who support illegal immigration.