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Alternet is a far-left web magazine that, despite having no cause to do so, deleted one of my comments and then later banned me. See deleted comments for an explanation of why, because they're willing to ban people and delete comments, you can't trust anything you read there.

Alternet strongly supports illegal immigration despite its negative impact on working-class Americans and despite how it enriches and empowers the corrupt leaders of foreign countries.

See also Joshua Holland and Kyle de Beausset.

Last modified Jun 1, 2013
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Gabriel Thompson (unwittingly?) supports labor exploitation, low wages (Russellville, Alabama, immigration, Alternet) - 08/27/11

... [1] - offers an article [2] at Alternet opposing Alabama's new immigration law in which he shows that either he's clueless, or he thinks his readers are. The article ("2 Big Lies About Immigration Disproved in One Alabama Town") concerns Russellville, Alabama, a town that's seen an influx of Hispanics to work in the local Pilgrims Pride poultry plant. The two "big lies", per Thompson, are that...

Joshua Holland of Alternet doesn't understand fundamental American concepts regarding speech - 02/27/11

Joshua Holland of Alternet has previously shown that he doesn't care about illegal aliens taking stimulus jobs and has misled about Napolitano's border comments. Now he's shown that he doesn't support free speech. Yesterday, the hacker group "Anonymous" (or someone pretending to be them [1]) issued a communique in which they promoted a boycott of the Koch family over the attempt by Wisconsin...

George Lakoff reframing doesn't work: he still supports massive illegal activity, immorality - 07/11/10

... more support for Republicans" at Alternet [1]. Leaving aside all the other aspects of the article, let's look at an example of what he wants progressives to do instead of framing issues in a conservative fashion. As an example, he offers a "possible op-ed" called "End A Bad Law: 287 g". I'm also going to also leave aside his unfair complaints about 287g and instead just show how reframing bad...

Janet Murguia of NCLR cheers Lou Dobbs departure, warns of more to come - 11/22/09

... La Raza takes to the pages of Alternet to offer "Dobbs' Resignation Was Long Overdue" (alternet.org/story/144089/dobbs'_resignation_was_long_overdue). Somewhat surprisingly, it doesn't seem to contain any outright lies, just smears and misleading statements. For instance, she tries to blame an increase in hate crimes on Dobbs and others: The rhetoric that Lou and other extreme commentators used...

Seth Hoy /IPC, Joshua Holland outrageously mislead about Napolitano border comments - 04/24/09

... misleading post by Joshua Holland of Alternet. Holland admits that a crime is committed when someone evades a border checkpoint (as in sneaking across the border), but tries to pretend that Napolitano was simply referring to illegal presence:

Joshua Holland of Alternet: "I don't care" about illegal aliens taking stimulus jobs - 03/12/09

... it is with Joshua Holland of Alternet [1]. After calling names and raising issues with the 300,000 number, he shows his regard for the American worker. About the possibility that illegal aliens will get jobs under the bill, he says: Here's the thing: I don't care, and neither should you. Because the whole argument obscures the larger issue. Regardless of the merits of CIS's "estimate," there is...

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...

Washington Post: America's finest source for bad reporting (Palin "slashed" funds story) - 09/02/08

... Fitzgerald and Tana Ganeva from AlterNet offer "8 More Shocking Revelations About Sarah Palin" (alternet.org/election08/97350). One of those "shocking" items is as bad as the posts above. It's got over 2600 diggs here, but it's also marked as "May be Inaccurate": digg.com/politics/8_More_Shocking_Revelations_About_Sarah_Palin_2 UPDATE 3: As anyone familiar with his blogging could have been...

Banned by Alternet! - 07/29/08

A couple weeks back Alternet deleted a comment I left. Now, after having successfully left another comment, I've been banned. The comment that drove them over the edge is below. Alternet frequently posts articles supporting illegal immigration, and until the last two incidents I've been able to post a dozen or two comments pointing out issues with those posts without a problem. Due to the non-...

Alternet deletes comment (Kyle de Beausset, NCLR) - 07/15/08

I've left several comments on Alternet's immigration entries, and as far as I know none had been deleted until the last. That last comment was left on the entry "Minutemen Scream "F@$k You Brown Boy!" at Latinos Attending Obama Talk" by Kyle de Beausset (alternet.org/blogs/peek/91440). That post is just the latest in that leftwing site's long line of far-left articles supporting illegal...

Max Blumenthal lies about Tom Tancredo - 12/01/07

... Laborers to Renovate His McMansion" (alternet.org/story/69391). It's so full of misleading statements and lies it's difficult to know where to begin. However, the title itself contains a lie: Tancredo contracted with Creative Drywall Design of Denver; he didn't hire illegal aliens directly as the title states, the president of that company claims he thought they were legal workers, and lawyers...

NAU apologists - 11/24/06

... Joshua Holland, staff writer for Alternet, joins the list with "Debunking the North American Union Conspiracy Theory" (alternet.org/audits/54184). He can't even get past the second paragraph without violating Godwin's Rule: The North American Union story is an offspring of the John Birch Society right, with its attendant xenophobia and paranoia. It comes complete with a shadowy international...