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

... immigration is vital, see this Huffington Post story ( peekURL.com/z6ZVZWc ): In a separate post filed the same day titled "The Times Is Behind the Times," Univision noted that media outlets that aim to reach Latino audiences keep away from the term "illegal immigrant." In many newsrooms where Latinos have a seat at the table, the term "illegal immigrant" has been dropped. (NBC News, which...

Want to replace Alex Wagner on MSNBC? (Now, immigration, deferred action, DACA) - 08/16/12

... the panel: * Sam Stein of the Huffington Post * Patricia Murphy of the Daily Beast * Hugo Lindgren (New York Times Magazine Editor) * Eric Bates (Rolling Stone Executive Editor) Note: This competition isn't sponsored by or affiliated with MSNBC or any other company. But, like any other company, MSNBC appreciates increased competition for jobs so they can get the lowest-priced qualified labor....

Robert Reich misleads about immigration, Arizona, Mitt Romney - 04/28/12

At the Huffington Post, UC Berkeley professor and former Clinton official Robert Reich shows a decided lack of interest in getting his facts right (link). He writes: ...The movement of Hispanics into the Democratic camp has been going on for decades. What are Republicans doing to woo them back? Replicating California Republican Governor Pete Wilson's disastrous support almost twenty years ago for...

Bill Ong Hing's Orwellian, ironic war on white people, er, racism - 04/02/12

At the Huffington Post, immigration-related law professor Bill Ong Hing of the University of San Francisco offers "Honor Trayvon Martin's Death: Declare War on Racism" [1]. His ideas for that war are not only Orwellian, but ironic too: the "war" he has in mind would clearly just be directed at white people. I'm just going to provide an excerpt of the worst parts. While a persuasive argument...

Soledad O'Brien of CNN, Huffington Post fall for obvious hoax (banker 1% restaurant tip, OWS, Political Carnival) - 02/28/12

... that fell for it include the Huffington Post (link), Business Insider (link), and Political Carnival (link). The last link is like the "liberal" mirror image of things to be found at Gateway Pundit. The Business Insider link has some interesting examples of what look to be sockpuppets smearing someone who thought the picture was fake before that became known. On a sidenote, while the restaurant...

Ask Elise Foley to explain why an anti-American bill might be popular (DREAM Act, Huffington Post) - 02/08/12

In the Huffington Post article about Antonio Villaraigosa attacking Mitt Romney, Elise Foley says this: Romney said in December that he would veto the Dream Act, a bill that would aid some undocumented young people and that receives high support from the public. The DREAM Act is an openly anti-American bill that would let illegal aliens deprive some citizens of college; see the last link. Those...

Radley Balko doesn't want you to see this (Huffington Post, immigration, libertarian) - 01/29/12

... counterexample to the above, see Huffington Post contributor Radley Balko. I left a comment [1] at Balko's personal blog on the post "Immigration Limbo" [2]. The comment was held in moderation and he's confirmed that he won't approve it so it will appear on his site. In response to me asking [3] when my comment will appear, Balco said this [4]: When you can make your point with being an asshole...

Immigrants' List are immigration lawyers; Daniel Strauss and Huffington Post don't reveal that (Immigration Heroes List) - 01/17/12

... a post about the list at the Huffington Post here. You know what you won't find in either? That all or almost all the board members of Immigrant's List are immigration attorneys. The leaders of Immigrant's List have a direct financial stake in higher immigration, yet neither Strauss nor the Huffington Post reveal that financial stake. Strauss extensively quotes Ted Ruthizer, without revealing...

David Axelrod, Stephanie Cutter of Obama campaign lie about Kris Kobach ("plague", immigration, Mitt Romney) - 01/11/12

... Congressional reporter for the Huffington Post") Click the image for the larger version: UPDATE: I fixed a grammatical error in the second sentence. Also, since post time only one other slightly notable person has retweeted Cutter's original tweet: Clara Jeffery, co-editor of Mother Jones. None of those listed above have so far issued retractions, but I haven't alerted all of them to this post...

Big Business wants more skilled immigration; Alejandro Mayorkas does their bidding as fast as he can (USCIS, U.S. Chamber, NFAP, AILA, Jacoby, USCCB) - 08/18/11

... huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/18/skilled-worker-visa-reform-business-white-house_n_929944.html by Alex Wagner of the Huffington Post. I don't know whether it's fair to say she's a complete hack who's just retailing Chamber of Commerce propaganda. But, she certainly didn't ask them any questions and she certainly didn't call Mayorkas on wanting to a) do Big Business' bidding and b) increase...

War on Electability: FreedomWorks to oppose Mitt Romney; what the GOP can do (Tea Party) - 05/25/11

... themselves. ------------- [1] Huffington Post link: [Freedomworks] knows they cannot impose their will on the fiercely independent conservative organizers fueling the Tea Party. But they say the activist base is just as anti-Romney as they are. (Matt Kibbe) said in an interview that FreedomWorks has no plans at the moment to endorse an opponent of Romney’s in the primary. But others in the...

Joy Resmovits misleads with boilerplate pro-illegal immigration propaganda (Huffington Post) - 05/11/11

Joy Resmovits of the Huffington Post offers "DREAM Act Reintroduction Gives Undocumented Students Tempered Hope" [1], a by-the-numbers example of what we call around here a PIIPP ("pro-illegal immigration puff piece"). Media sources from coast to coast have been publishing PIIPPs for years trying to drum up support for the anti-American DREAM Act (see the link for the details). All those articles...

Palatine Teaparty opposes Illinois DREAM Act (for completely wrong reasons) - 05/09/11

... opposition to the bill even made the Huffington Post (link). Of course, all three of those sources make the teaparties look "mean-spirited" and beyond, and that's because they aren't opposing the bill in the right way. The Palatine Tea Party has as little interest in the welfare of the great majority of citizens in Illinois as those who voted for the bill. Self-styled patriots who pretend to...

NCLR letter for DREAM Act misleads (Richardson, Villaraigosa, Linda Chavez, Lionel Sosa) - 12/16/10

The National Council of La Raza has sent an open letter [1] to senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell urging them to pass the anti-American DREAM Act. That bill would let the illegal aliens covered by it take college resources from Americans: it would deprive some Americans of college educations. And, the NCLR's letter is misleading and signed by a small grab bag of very questionable people. It...

Sam Stein misleads about Sharron Angle (unemployment insurance "really doesn't benefit anyone") - 09/03/10

Sam Stein of the Huffington Post offers "Sharron Angle Claims Unemployment Insurance 'Really Doesn't Benefit Anyone'" (link), a sleazy attack that shows once again that he's just a Democratic proxy and is willing to try to mislead. In a radio interview on Wednesday, Angle said this: "People don't want to be unemployed... They want to have real, full-time, permanent jobs with a future. That's what...

Help Katherine Fennelly with her moral reasoning (University of Minnesota, immigration) - 07/10/10

... compassion page. If you have a Huffington Post account, link this post in comments there or make an argument in comments there showing her readers how she's wrong; her post currently has 624 comments with at least some disagreeing with her. [1] huffingtonpost.com/katherine-fennelly/ what-does-the-morality-of_b_640339.html

Sam Stein of HuffPost, lacking information, lets speculation run wild (Rand Paul, border fence) - 06/25/10

Sam Stein of Huffington Post offers "Rand Paul's Underground Electric Border Fence Baffles Cornyn, Libertarians" (huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/24/rand-pauls-underground-el_n_624535.html). It's one small step up from something you'd see on "Rock Bottom" (peekURL.com/vt2fh5z).

Chart showing deportations by fiscal year is misleading (Obama vs. Bush administration) - 05/23/10

... above. * Dan Froomkin at the Huffington Post: huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/20/ little-girl-who-challenge_n_583432.html * Andrea Nill of ThinkProgress: thinkprogress.org/2010/05/23/bill-kristol-arizona

Reason #73218 why you can't trust Steve Benen, Alex Pareene, John Aravosis, HuffPost, and GottaLaff (McCain on illegal aliens "intentionally causing accidents") - 04/21/10

Yesterday in an appearance on the Bill O'Reilly show, John McCain said among other, more important things, that he supports Arizona's tough new immigration bill (not yet a law) because "the people whose homes and property are being violated. It's the drive-by that -- the drivers of cars with illegals in it that are intentionally causing accidents on the freeway." You can watch it here: peekURL....

Andrea Nill promotes false Obama claim in smear of Lou Dobbs - 03/03/10

... links to the contemporaneous Huffington Post report at huffingtonpost.com/2008/05/23/ obama-rush-limbaugh-lou-d_n_103315.html which, of course, doesn't even hint at how much Obama was lying. If Nill had even a smidgen of intellectual honesty she would note that Obama lied. As it is, I strongly suspect that her use of "soared" instead of what Obama said ("doubled") is an outright attempt to...

Ron Paul was right: Federal Reserve had involvement in Watergate, money sent to Saddam Hussein (Ben Bernanke) - 02/25/10

... thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/ 83517-bernanke-calls-ron-pauls-allegations-absolutely-bizarre * Huffington Post huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/24/ben-bernanke-snaps-at-ron_n_474874.html (Note that one of their contributors posted a link to the book at huffingtonpost.com/j-bradley-jansen/bizarre-bernanke_b_475230.html) Please add more in comments. UPDATE: Paul has read into the...

How to get Eliot Spitzer's questions for the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission asked - 01/13/10

... to get them asked. While the Huffington Post certainly has some influence, if you want those questions to be asked you need to pressure the members of the FCIC to ask them, and hold them accountable if they only ask weak questions. You can find a list of their members at fcic.gov/about and they're meeting today and tomorrow. Looking up contact information for those listed and send them brief,...

Regular citizens asking elites tough questions usually fails (HuffPost example) - 01/13/10

... just ginning up page views, the Huffington Post has invited their readers to submit questions. The submissions once again illustrate how regular citizens asking the elites questions serves the interests of those elites. The regular citizens think they're taking on the elites, when in fact they help them. That certainly sounds elitist in itself, but it's actually just a reflection of a reality...

Sarah Palin now "Birther"? Certificate is "fair game"; what her supporters must do - 12/03/09

... her detractors - whether the Huffington Post [1] or Allahpundit at HotAir [2] are having a field day. Meanwhile, her supporters will most likely do things that are ineffective and things that won't strike back at her detractors. If you're a Palin supporter, here's what you have to do: point out that many of those detractors have lied about the basic, easy-to-understand facts of this matter. You...

Frank Sharry cheers race-based power; white-majority districts are "bleached districts" - 11/19/09

... Census, Politicians Beware" at the Huffington Post [1] in which he discusses a study showing how massive immigration by Latinos will affect congressional apportionment; more on that here. The piece is basically just a celebration of race-based "raw political power", and later on he quotes from a Washington Post blog post written by Ed OKeefe in which Sharry - someone who's apparently Irish-...

Huffington Post, AP mislead about Sarah Palin book; opponents not effective (pipeline deal) - 11/18/09

The Huffington Post and the Associated Press are reviving a smear both perpetrated against Sarah Palin about a year ago. At the same time, most of Palin's defenders aren't taking effective steps to counter-act what HuffPost and the AP are doing. In October of last year, AP writers Garance Burke and Justin Pritchard wrote about one of Palin's resume points, a pipeline deal. As contemporaneously...

Liberals cheer racism, repudiation of U.S. sovereignty at tea party protest by Nick Espinosa (Daniel Tencer) - 11/16/09

... (peekURL.com/vrfeu4y), and Dawn Teo of the Huffington Post ("Tea Partiers Punked, Prankster Leads Chant "Columbus Go Home" (VIDEO)", huffingtonpost.com/dawn-teo/tea-partiers-punked-prank_b_360693.html). 7/15/10 UPDATE: "Robert Erickson"'s real name is Nick Espinosa; I've added his name to the title. Per this he's a member of the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee. 6/20/11 UPDATE: The...

Bill Frist helps Huffington Post smear half the Republicans in Tennessee - 10/16/09

... Bill Frist. Per Sam Stein of the Huffington Post (huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/16/frist-addresses-tennessee_n_323639.html): Speaking at a conference in Washington D.C., the Huffington Post asked the former Senator about a recent survey which showed 47 percent of Tennessee Republicans and 34 percent of the entire state thought Obama was constitutionally ineligible to hold office. Frist replied that...

Huffington Post "correction": deletes one bogus Limbaugh quote, but not both (Huberman, Nation Books) UPDATED: both quotes gone - 10/15/09

... discussed here back in June. Now, the Huffington Post - apparently in response to this blog post - has issued a non-correction correction to a 2006 post containing the bogus quote. That HuffPost post was from Jack Huberman and was a promotion for his book "101 People Who Are REALLY Screwing America (and Bernard Goldberg is Only #73" (published by The Nation Books). Not only is it not a real...

Lindsey Graham slams Glenn Beck; "Birthers" are "crazy" (The Atlantic's First Draft of History) - 10/01/09

The Atlantic is conducting a corporate-sponsored series of interviews they call the "First Draft of History". Me, I call them EstablishmentHackapaooza. Earlier today, one segment featured Sen. Lindsay Graham being interviewed by Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic (firstdraftofhistory.theatlantic.com/analysis/graham_the_loyal_opposition.php). As could be expected, Graham wasn't exactly challenged on...

Census worker found hanged in Kentucky; see who's politicizing it - 09/24/09

[UPDATE: Police say it was a suicide] On September 12, part-time Census Bureau worker Bill Sparkman was found hanged in rural Kentucky with the word "Fed" "scrawled" (per the AP) on his chest. The story was only released yesterday and the details aren't known, but that hasn't stopped several (listed below) from trying to blame right-wing media figures and politicians (such as Glenn Beck and Rep....

Joshua Hoyt of ICIRR misleads about healthcare for illegal aliens (Mark Kirk) - 08/31/09

Josh Hoyt - director of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights whose president is linked to the Mexican government - offers "Congressman Kirk's Immigrant Blind Spot May Cost Him Dearly" (huffingtonpost.com/joshua-hoyt/congressman-kirks-immigra_b_272713.html). He's very "concerned" (as in the type of troll) about Rep. Mark Kirk's stance on immigration-related matters....

Stu Kreisman of MediaCurves.com has issues with "Anglo-Americans" - 08/23/09

It doesn't matter to me - I'm an Ethnic-American after all - but "Anglo-Americans" might want to remember the name Stu Kreisman in case they see his name on credits somewhere. The "Emmy award winning writer-producer" and proprietor of MediaCurves.com offers "Another Blow To White American Lunatics" (huffingtonpost.com/stu-kreisman/another-blow-to-white-ame_b_260700.html). It's not difficult at...

Citizen challenges President Obama to stay true to progressive principles! - 08/22/09

... Care" by Arthur Delaney of the Huffington Post (huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/21/joe-the-nerd-the-man-who_n_265523.html) or the similar post from Greg Sargent [1]. During a super-tough interview with capitalist running dog and extreme reactionary rightist radio host Michael Smerconish, a regular Joe strongly challenged Leader Barack Obama with the following shocking question: "Oh, I'm scared out of...

Janet Murguia spins "La Raza" and their promotion of extremist groups - 08/06/09

... Raza takes to the pages of the Huffington Post to offer "There They Go Again: Tom Tancredo, Mark Krikorian and the Politics of Hate and Fear" (huffingtonpost.com/janet-murguia/there-they-go-again-tom-t_b_251584.html). See the earlier National Council of La Raza promotes radical groups for the backstory. She says: Krikorian of CIS joined in yesterday trying to give Tancredo's rant some credence...

Where's WillDo: can you spot the errors in RealClearPolitics' post? - 07/14/09

A writer at the Huffington Post offers 'Steele: I'll Woo Blacks To GOP With "Fried Chicken And Potato Salad"' (link). As mostly convincingly explained here, the post is misleading about what Michael Steele said. However, that's not the reason for this post. Instead, this is to point out that the third link above (to RealClearPolitics) won't be nearly as effective as it could have been, and to...

Sarah Palin resigning as Alaskan governor; what supporters can do - 07/03/09

... "joke" article about Palin at the Huffington Post called "Palin Will Run in '12 on More Retardation Platform". That was too much for the HuffPost, and they pulled the article. Now, if I were going to write a post about that article, I'd prominently feature his name and make him - and his beyond-sleazy "joke" - into the centerpiece of my post. My goal in that would be to make sure that those...

Hispanic GOP strategists shocked enough by anti-Sotomayor comments to help Democrats (Lionel Sosa) - 05/30/09

... preface, over to Sam Stein of the Huffington Post who offers "GOP Hispanic Strategists Stunned, Outraged By Sotomayor Attacks" (huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/29/gop-hispanic-strategists_n_209240.html). Of those "attacks", Sosa says: "Of course this disturbs me... I'm not surprised at Rush Limbaugh but I'm very surprised at Speaker Gingrich because he is one of the key people who knows the...

Michael Dukakis mindlessly spouts massive immigration talking points (Michael Bendetson) - 05/24/09

... with him and printed it at the Huffington Post [2]. And, this momentous event allows us to introduce the first episode of "Spot the Mindless Recitation of Massive Immigration Talking Points". How many can you spot in the following reply Dukakis gave to a question about immigration? "I understand anti-immigrant sentiment. We have always had it. Very often, the last generation of immigrants is the...

Huffington Post investigative journalism arm funded by George Soros associate - 05/09/09

Earlier this year, the Huffington Post announced the creation of an "Investigative Fund" to do investigative journalism. The hilarity of the HuffPost doing real journalism is illustrated by the fact that almost six weeks later they haven't produced anything [1] and by their Z-list celebrities who had previously used a related tag [2]. And, while the announcements [3][4] mentioned the name of the...