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10 immigration questions for Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook, FWD.us) - 11/24/13

... scrutiny. --------------- [1] The video is from today's ABC News This Week. That show specializes in things like immigration debates where everyone is on the same side. So, the weak questions that ABC's David Wright asked Zuckerberg shouldn't come as much of a surprise. The interview isn't as bad as fake interviews conducted when selling products on TV, but it's close. Note that ABC News and...

Amnesty fans cheer GOP, Teaparty mostly ignoring immigration to oppose Obamacare (NumbersUSA, Tea Party "Patriots") - 08/20/13

... Avila and Serena Marshall of ABC News enthusiastically offer "Obamacare Backlash Leaves Room for Immigration Reform to Breathe" ( peekURL.com/zbj9LXn ). It covers how those who should be opposing amnesty are either AWOL yet again, or aren't doing things correctly. I've been warning about the Tea Parties being a bad thing for those opposed to amnesty for over four years, and now we're seeing that...

NumbersUSA, Steve King, Teaparty Patriots assist amnesty with weak immigration rally - 08/13/13

... com/rs/2013/08/13/steve-kings-grassroots-anti-immigration-rally-draws-pitifully-small-crowd * Ted Hesson of ABC News / Univision: abcnews.go . com/ABC_Univision/Politics/ mobilizing-immigration-reform-summer/story?id=19947072 But at a recent rally in Richmond, Virginia, only 50 to 60 people turned out, according to Politico reporter Seung Min Kim. A reporter for the conservative outlet Breitbart...

George F. Will misleads, promotes citizenship for millions of illegal aliens (amnesty, This Week, ABC) - 01/27/13

... This Week with Martha Raddatz of ABC News. On the video, Will not only misleads, he promotes a massive, unprecedented program to give citizenship to millions of illegal aliens. Will refers to the Pew Hispanic study (link) claiming the net migration from Mexico and says that millions of illegal aliens aren't "going home". Yet, that study contradicts his claim. From the study: Of the 1.4 million...

Univision opposes New York Times over term "illegal immigrant" (HuffPost, Maria Hinojosa, NAHJ, Chris Hayes) - 10/09/12

... this year, dropped the term. (ABC News), which is part of our new partnership with Univision, dropped the term. CNN, after making recent Latino hires, announced that they prefer to use "undocumented." The Miami Herald and the (San Antonio Express News), which both have a large Hispanic readership, have dropped the term. Even Fox News, a cable channel viewed by the public to be the most...

Define American's misleading campaign against the term "illegal immigrant" - 09/24/12

... instance, Vargas tells Ted Hesson of ABC News ([1], peekURL.com/z2syMJn ): "The term [illegal immigrant] dehumanizes and marginalizes the people it seeks to describe... Think of it this way, in what other context do we call someone illegal?" Now, for a list of some of those ways, see the immigration terminology page. Calling someone, for instance, an "illegal racer" doesn't "dehumanize and...

Tea Party poll: 50% say the more they hear, the less they like; losing young adults, seniors, women... - 04/15/12

A new Washington Post / ABC News poll conducted by Gary Langer shows the Teaparties movement continuing its downward slide in popularity (see our extensive coverage at Tea Parties). From the PDF (link, write-up here): ...Interest in learning more about Tea Party is down 7 points from spring 2010... six in 10 Americans aren’t particularly interested in additional information about the Tea Party,...

GOP Presidential Debate January 7, 2012 (New Hampshire, ABC News, Gingrich, Santorum, Romney, Perry, Ron Paul, Huntsman, Diane Sawyer, Stephanopoulos, transcript) - 01/07/12

... January 7 at 9pm Eastern: NETWORK: ABC News MODERATORS: Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos, and Josh McElveen of WMUR. WHERE: St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire PARTICIPANTS: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, and Jon Huntsman. Michelle Bachmann won't be attending as she recently dropped out of the race. TRANSCRIPT: When available. WHAT TO WATCH FOR:...

Iowa Republican Presidential Debate December 10, 2011 (ABC News, GOP, Iowa Caucus, Gingrich, Romney, Perry, Ron Paul, Bachmann, Santorum, Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos, Drake U) - 12/10/11

Yet another worthless GOP debate takes place tonight with what will be sold as the most important debate so far. That's because it will take place in Iowa a few weeks before the Iowa Caucus. MODERATORS: George Stephanopoulos and Diane Sawyer WHEN: 9pm Eastern WHERE: Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. PARTICIPANTS: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Michelle Bachmann, Ron Paul, and Rick...

George Will, Michelle Rhee, Mel Martinez, Jose Vargas all hype anti-American DREAM Act and mass immigration (Christiane Amanpour) - 07/03/11

... Martinez, and Jose Vargas appeared on ABC News' This Week earlier today, and all of them together with host Christiane Amanpour supported the same basic policy of massive immigration. All the guests also supported the anti-American DREAM Act, a bill that would let the illegal aliens covered by it deprive some citizens of college. The segment (video at peekURL.com/veDtdPE with the "green room"...

Jon Huntsman would still help illegal aliens take college educations from Americans (immigration, George Stephanopoulos) - 05/20/11

George Stephanopoulos interviewed potential presidential candidate Jon Huntsman yesterday; a transcript is here and the quotes are at [1]. In the interview [2], Huntsman doesn't back down from his previous support for giving in-state tuition to illegal aliens. As discussed in greater depth on the DREAM Act page, that would allow those illegal aliens to take college educations away from Americans...

Michele Bachmann fails to expose George Stephanopoulos' deceptive game ("Birther", Obama's certificate) - 04/20/11

... interviewed Michelle Bachmann on ABC News' Good Morning America today (link), discussing in part the "Birthers" issue (see our extensive coverage at Obama citizenship). Neither of them came off very well in the exchange: Stephanopoulos acted (not surprisingly) like a deceptive partisan hack. And, Bachmann failed to show clear thinking by calling him on it. Stephanopoulos acted the part of a...

Teaparty: 52% unfavorable, just 35% favorable (WaPo ABC poll) (socialism gets 36% favorable) - 01/19/11

... them? According to a new Washington Post / ABC News poll (link), just 35% of Americans have a favorable opinion of the teaparty movement, down from 38% in September 2010 and from 41% in March 2010. Meanwhile, their unfavorable rating has jumped to 52%, from a low of 39% in March 2010. Only 16% are strongly favorable on the teaparties. If the partiers were as mainstream and all-American as they...

Friend: Loughner wasn't political, not left or right (two years out of date; Zeitgeist) - 01/12/11

On Good Morning America, Zach Osler - a former friend of Gabrielle Giffords shooter Jared Lee Loughner - said the following about Loughner (video below): He did not watch TV. He disliked the news. He didn’t listen to political radio. He didn’t take sides. He wasn’t on the left. He wasn’t on the right. However, in the same interview, Osler admits not having seen Loughner for two years. Obviously,...

John Quinones to lie about Arizona SB 1070, immigration enforcement (ABC, "What Would You Do?") - 12/20/10

In early 2011, ABC News' "What Would You Do?" series - hosted by John Quinones - will broadcast an episode in which they'll lie about Arizona's new immigration law SB 1070. In fact, the segment described here would very likely be illegal and would probably generate a lawsuit. Specifically, security guards aren't empowered to enforce SB 1070, whether they're U.S. citizens or not. Arizona cops can...

Harvard helps illegal alien deprive U.S. citizen of a Harvard education (Maria Sacchetti, Drew Gilpin Faust, Cleopatra Andreadis) - 06/12/10

The latest attempt to promote the anti-American DREAM Act is the case of a illegal alien [1] who's studying at Harvard and who might be deported after having been picked up by ICE while trying to fly from San Antonio back to Boston [2]. This is a sad case, but what you won't hear in the media is the fact that he's taking a Harvard education away from a citizen.

Jeffrey Passel of Pew clueless why anyone cares about costs of illegal aliens - 05/21/10

Dalia Fahmy of ABC News offers "Expensive Aliens: How Much Do Illegal Immigrants Really Cost?" (link), an article similar in scope to the recently-discussed misleading article by FactCheck. She's slightly more balanced then the other article, but this at the end jumps out: Jeffrey Passel, a senior demographer at the Pew Hispanic Center, takes the debate one step further. He points out that most...

Eric Holder admits hasn't read Arizona immigration law (despite previously criticizing it) - 05/13/10

Despite having criticized the new Arizona immigration law at least a few times, Attorney General Eric Holder today admitted (link) that he hasn't read the law but has only "glanced" at it. Pressed by Rep. Ted Poe, Holder said: "I've just expressed concerns on the basis of what I've heard about the law. But I'm not in a position to say at this point, not having read the law, not having had the...

What Devin Dwyer of ABC News won't tell you about the anti-American DREAM Act - 04/30/10

Devin Dwyer of ABC News offers "Defying Cops and Klan, Immigrants Trek 1,500 Miles to Washington" [1]. It promotes the anti-American DREAM Act, but (as with almost all the other articles about that bill) fails to note that the bill would allow illegal aliens to take college educations away from U.S. citizens. Under the bill that Devin Dwyer is promoting, some eligible U.S. citizens would be...

Two behind Detroit airline terror plot were released from Gitmo; "art therapy rehabilitation program" - 12/28/09

From this: Two of the four leaders allegedly behind the al Qaeda plot to blow up a Northwest Airlines passenger jet over Detroit were released by the U.S. from the Guantanamo prison in November, 2007, according to American officials and Department of Defense documents. Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the Northwest bombing in a Monday statement that vowed more attacks on Americans. American...

Obama gives INTERPOL immunity from U.S. law; Constitution doesn't apply; precursor to ICC? - 12/28/09

... like that. And, Jake Tapper of ABC News throws cold water on this here, quoting a "counterterrorism official from the Bush years" as saying "Conservatives can't have it both ways... You can't be complaining about the hypothetical abdication of US jurisdiction at the same time you're complaining the Obama administration is not being tough enough on national security." Not exactly reassuring,...

Devin Dwyer of ABC News promotes anti-American bill; would deprive some U.S. students of college - 12/16/09

Devin Dwyer of ABC News offers the four-screen "Legal Limbo: Undocumented Students Eager for Congress to Act" [1] in which he promotes an anti-American bill that would prevent some U.S. students from attending college. If you trust Dwyer's reporting, please visit these two links: * DREAM Act describes the bill in question and the impact that it would have. * PIIPP features our multi-year coverage...

Obama state dinner guests incl. Couric, Brian Williams, GE chairman, DreamWorks, NYT and WaPo reporters... - 11/24/09

... Gupta of CNN * Robin Roberts of ABC News * General Electric chairman Jeff Immelt Unions: * Andy Stern of the Service Employees International Union * Richard Trumka of the AFL CIO Entertainment: * M. Night Shyamalan * Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen of Dreamworks Money: * Heiress Penny Pritzker Civil servants: * Bill Richardson * Deval Patrick * San Francisco DA Kamala...

Rep. Luis Gutierrez wants illegal aliens in healthcare exchange; emulate Blue Dogs for amnesty - 09/15/09

... Obama healthcare "exchange". Per ABC News (link), speaking in Spanish at a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute function, he said:

ABC News gives Obama healthcare infomercial, refuses opposition ads (and what you can do) - 06/17/09

Per this: ABC is refusing to air paid ads during its White House health care presentation, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned, including a paid-for alternative viewpoint! The development comes a day after the network denied a request by the Republican National Committee to feature a representative of the party's views during the Obama special. Needless to say, that's similar to the way things are done...

Angela Kelley/CAP, Gary Langer/ABC News admit: immigration "reform" is amnesty - 05/12/09

... to the recent Washington Post/ABC News poll, she says (americanprogress.org/issues/2009/05/immigration_friends.html): In fact, in the poll a majority of Democrats, Republicans, Independents, moderates, and conservatives supported an Amnesty Program. "Seven in 10 liberals and 68 percent of Democrats support an amnesty program. But so do majorities of Republicans and independents (59 percent in...

Washington Post /ABC News poll shows 61% favor illegal alien legalization; didn't ask about citizenship - 05/12/09

... month, the Washington Post and ABC News conducted a telephone poll that included this question (link): Would you support or oppose a program giving ILLEGAL immigrants now living in the United States the right to live here LEGALLY if they pay a fine and meet other requirements? 61% supported that vs. 35% against, up from 49/46, 51/44, and 52/44 in the second half of 2007. The uptick in support is...

Jon Stewart "The Naturalized" on History Channel will be pro-massive immigration propaganda - 05/11/09

This fall, a two-hour, Jon Stewart-produced show called "The Naturalized" will appear on the History Channel (link): [It] follows eight individuals through the bureaucratic morass of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The special will also include interviews with undocumented and deported illegal immigrants... It's a look at that process that is very much in Jon's tone and manner,"...

Perdue Farms refers eVerify questions to Tamar Jacoby - 05/09/09

... fair report from Ned Potter of ABC News entitled "Illegal Immigration: Can Online Database Help?" (link) contains this curious bit: Few companies contacted by ABC News were willing to talk on the record about their experiences with E-Verify. For instance, the giant poultry company Perdue sent the following statement : "We are doing all that the law allows to verify each applicant's identity and...

John Stossel /ABC: "Bailouts, Big Spending, and Bull" (TV, libertarian, Drew Carey, Reason, cosmos, rainbows...) - 03/13/09

Briefly emerging from Galt's Gulch, ABC News host John Stossel will offer a segment called "Bailouts, Big Spending, and Bull" on tonight's 20/20 TV show airing at 10:00PM Eastern and Pacific. During the show he'll discuss various topics of interest to libertarians, such as pot, the stimulus plan, pot, did I mention pot?, and so on. And, he'll be joined by washed-up TV host Drew Carey. Carey will...

Justin Rood/ABC News misleads about Sarah Palin divestment from Sudan - 10/03/08

... ready. Thus it is that Justin Rood of ABC News offers "Record Refutes Palin's Sudan Claim/Palin Administration Against Sudan Divestment Before It Was For It, Documents Show" (link). The main quote source in the article is Alaskan Democratic politician Les Gara, who's also the "validator" for a highly misleading "fact check" from the Barack Obama campaign: factcheck.barackobama.com/factcheck/...

Alternet intentionally misquotes Sarah Palin (Army "on a task that is from God") - 09/08/08

Alternet is trying to start a smear that Sarah Palin thinks the U.S. Army is on a mission from God. Needless to say, trying to claim that a vice presidential candidate thinks our troops are literally on a crusade is extremely dangerous and those who do so are putting political concerns ahead of the interests of the country. But, Alternet is desperate enough to offer this (alternet.org/story/97907...

Horrors: Jake Tapper says Sarah Palin was member of "fringe" party (Alaskan Independence Party) - 09/01/08

On the one hand, it seems that the John McCain campaign didn't do their due diligence - in a GOP, mainstream sense - on vice presidential pick Sarah Palin. On the other hand, Jake Tapper's attempt to break news isn't as bad as the "news" recently coming from DailyKos, as he breathlessly lets us know that (link): Officials of the Alaskan Independence Party say that Palin was once so independent,...

Jake Tapper "news" is two months old; ABC News deletes comment pointing that out - 06/11/08

... June 10, 2008 Jake Tapper of ABC News posted an entry entitled "Dragged Kicking and Screaming, Tancredo Will Pull Lever for McCain". The reader might remember that from a couple months ago, yet Tapper posted it like it happened just recently and with no acknowledgement that it was old news (link). The Tancredo quote referencing Hillary Clinton as a contender should have been a clue, but I guess...

SPLC's "The Year in Hate" misled about FBI hate crime statistics - 03/31/08

... 3/18, link) * Scott Michels of ABC News ("Hate Crimes Tied to Immigration Debate?", 3/10, link) * Mark Bullock/WSFA ("SPLC Report: Immigration Debate Fueling Hate Groups", 3/28, link) * Sam Wood/Philadelphia Inquirer ("Study says number of U.S. hate groups rose", 3/11, link) * Unrelated to the current SPLC report, on 12/5/07, Amy Goodman hosted Mark Potok of the SPLC (link). Apparently based on...

ABC News' Political Radar edits comments without notice - 11/19/07

... (blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2007/11/huckabees-first.html) from ABC News' Political Radar: If I didn't know better, I'd say the ad was great. And, if I were promoting Huck for some reason, I'd say it was great too! If that doesn't sound like me or make much sense, it's because ABC News edited my comment without notice. Here's the version that I left; this is how it appeared on the site...

John Quinones/ABC News: brazen illegal immigration-supporting hack - 11/24/06

John Quinones of ABC Nightly News offers "Pear Crop Rots as Field Hands Kept from Crossing Border", a brazen pro-cheap labor slab of propaganda that reports on what growers say without offering even the slightest bit of contradictory information. It is so biased it could have been - and might have been - written by the growers themselves. It even includes a grower being emotional: If the migrants...