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Because of immigration, Democrats think Texas, Georgia, and Arizona might turn blue (Peter Wallsten/LAT) - 11/10/08

Peter Wallsten of the Los Angeles Times offers "Democrats set sights on Texas" (link): Texas is one of several reliably red states that are now in Democrats' sights as party strategists begin to analyze a victorious 2008 campaign that they believe showed the contours of a new movement that could grow and prove long-lasting. A major shift in the Latino vote took place in Florida and the...

How to get the Khalidi tape (or at least make Obama look bad) - 10/30/08

... Rashid Khalidi videotape that the Los Angeles Times refuses to release? OK, then here's how to either get the videotape, or at least make Obama look bad: ask Obama to help get the tape released. No, really: go to an Obama appearance and ask him this question: When will you be calling on anyone who has a copy of the Khalidi videotape to make it publicly available? If you won't be issuing that...

Los Angeles Times: McCain camp accuses us of suppressing Obama/Khalidi tape - 10/28/08

An unnamed Los Angeles Times staff reporter offers "McCain campaign accuses L.A. Times of 'suppressing' Obama video" (link): John McCain's presidential campaign Tuesday accused the Los Angeles Times of "intentionally suppressing" a videotape it obtained of a 2003 banquet where then-state Sen.

Peter Wallsten/LAT refuses to release Barack Obama/Rashid Khalidi videotape - 10/24/08

... 10, 2008, Peter Wallsten of the Los Angeles Times offered "Allies of Palestinians see a friend in Barack Obama" (link), about Barack Obama's friendship with Rashid Khalidi, an "internationally known scholar, critic of Israel and advocate for Palestinian rights". Per Wallsten: the warm embrace Obama gave to Khalidi, and words like those at the professor's going-away party, have left some...

Endorsement: Barack Obama for President - 10/17/08

I'm sure you're as shocked as I am that I'm coming out in support of Barack Obama. However, after reviewing this blog's postings for the past couple of years, I've come to the sudden realization that I've been on the wrong track. Now, I am officially on the right track. I am on the track for Obama! I deeply regret all the lies I've told about Obama. Now, I pledge to only tell the truth. Barack is...

Mitch Weiss,Jeffrey Collins/AP intro new immigration article device: the Sympathetic Victim/Representative - 10/08/08

In the past there were PIIPPs. Now, a growing number of articles about immigration raids and the like are employing a device that I'll henceforth refer to as the use of SVRs: the "Sympathetic Victim/Representative". When an immigration raid occurs, instead of interviewing the local residents who saw their wages decline, hack reporters turn to one of the "victims" of the raid (i.e., an illegal...

1150+ arrested in SoCal immigration fugitive sweeps - 09/29/08

From this: U.S. immigration authorities said Monday they arrested more than 1,150 people in California in a three-week sweep, the state's largest of its type since since 2003. The sweep targeted immigration violators including those who have ignored deportation orders or returned to the U.S. illegally after being deported... [U.S.

Nicole Gaouette/LAT: leftwing groups on the "lookout for immigration raids" - 09/14/08

... illegal activity for which the Los Angeles Times would consider that acceptable: illegal immigration, of course. Thus it is that Nicole Gaouette of the Los Angeles Times offers "On the lookout for immigration raids" (link) about various leftwing groups that organize phone trees and collect intelligence from those in small towns regarding possible Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids...

Miguel Bustillo,Richard Fausset/LAT confused about legal vs. illegal workers (Howard Industries raid) - 09/02/08

Last week, Howard Industries in Louisiana was raided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement; as the raid was happening the legal workers at the plant reportedly cheered ICE, and the raid was initiated by a complaint from a union worker. Needless to say, such cannot stand to those who support illegal immigration.

CDC: increased TB due to immigration; others: tropical diseases due to immigrants, others - 07/23/08

From the AP as printed in the Washington Post (link): Tuberculosis cases continue to fall in the United States, but some immigrants have disturbingly high rates of the disease, according to a study released Tuesday that called for more aggressive action... TB rates were highest among residents from lower Africa and parts of Southeast Asia.

John Trasvina of MALDEF lists his demands - 07/20/08

... Congreso, Teresa Watanabe of the Los Angeles Times says: John Trasvina, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund [MALDEF], said he wanted to see

Obama gives interview to Access Hollywood; MSM pretends they do real reporting - 07/08/08

Barack Obama gave an interview to Access Hollywood over the weekend, which was shown on their show as well as the Today Show.

Lou Dobbs not running for governor of New Jersey "right now"; Frank Sharry starts fake site; Nicole Gaoutte/LAT promotes - 06/13/08

Lou Dobbs is rumored to be considering running for governor of New Jersey, but in a voice mail message to an NJ newspaper he denied it (link). Note, however, that he said he wasn't "considering anything right now", so that might change.

Illegal immigration marches: May 1, 2008 - 05/01/08

This year's marches for "immigrant rights" - i.e., to give rights to illegal aliens to which they aren't entitled - were much less attended and made much less of an impact than those in 2006. There's a round-up of reports here and a round-up of the marches in various cities here. Barack Obama threw his support behind the marches; as discussed at that link one of the key organizers of several...

Mexico-linked Peter Schey sues over immigration raid; Anna Gorman/LAT fails to note his links - 04/26/08

... government, yet Anna Gorman of the Los Angeles Times yet again fails to inform her readers of that fact in her report "L.A. civil rights attorney files claims over federal immigration raid" (link). Per her, he's just a "longtime Los Angeles civil rights attorney" who's "trying a new strategy to push federal immigration authorities to change the way they conduct workplace raids" when in fact...

AVWatch: Antonio Villaraigosa complains to Michael Chertoff about ICE raids - 04/10/08

... activity. Anna Gorman of the Los Angeles Times has the scoop (link): [He warned] that work-site raids on "non-exploitative" businesses could have "severe and lasting effects" on the local economy... "I am concerned that ICE enforcement actions are creating an impression that this region is somehow less hospitable to these critical businesses than other regions," Villaraigosa wrote in a March 27...

"Under the Same Moon": Mexican-government funded pro-illegal immigration propaganda film - 03/15/08

... (Nickelodeon). UPDATE: Reed Johnson of the Los Angeles Times offers a review in "Latino immigrants and their northern exposure" (latimes . com/entertainment/news/movies/la-ca-moon16mar16,1,1194882.story), and, yes, it's about what you'd expect coming from the LAT. He refers to the INS, an agency that hasn't existed for about five years. And, only on the second screen are we informed about the...

Los Angeles Times opposes immigration enforcement, deportations; wants illegal aliens to remain in U.S. - 02/21/08

... immigration-related articles from the Los Angeles Times covered here over the years have made that clear, but the editorial "Too tough on illegal immigration" makes it explicit (link).

Barack Obama misleads, does sales job on illegal immigration (CNN Democratic "debate") - 01/31/08

At tonight's CNN/Politico/Los Angeles Times Democratic "debate" (link), per lightweight illegal immigration supporter Marc Cooper (link): The candidates also cautiously sparred on the potentially explosive issue of immigration with Obama rejecting a moderator's question that assumed that African-Americans were suffering because of illegal immigration.

Anna Gorman/LAT on Mexican adult schools operating at U.S. public schools - 01/11/08

If Anna Gorman of the Los Angeles Times were a real reporter she would look into all the circumstances of the Mexican government operating adult schools inside U.S. public schools. And, she'd look into what's being taught and whether it's being used as a way of encouraging Mexican partisanship. Of course, she's just a propagandist and not a real reporter, so this is what we get ("Mexican...

ArnieCare: budget busting universal healthcare in California (illegal aliens, Fabian Nunez, Don Perata) - 12/18/07

Unlike, say, Grover Norquist, I'm not a reflexive opponent of some form of universal healthcare, at least on the face of it. But, as with other things there's frequently a hidden agenda, such as people pushing UHC who have wider goals.

Jennifer Delson/LAT gushes over departing Orange County Mexican consul (Haro; MC cards) - 12/13/07

... around. Jennifer Delson of the Los Angeles Times says bye-bye in her own special, pro-Mexico way (link).

Matt Stearns/McClatchy smears Ron Paul, joins list of NAFTA Superhighway deniers - 12/09/07

Matt Stearns of McClatchy Newspapers offers "Out of bounds! Paul pushes NAFTA highway myth" (link): In an anti-NAFTA radio ad that's airing in Iowa, Paul denounces "powerful elites" who "want to completely erase our borders with Canada and Mexico. These special interests threaten us with a total loss of sovereignty. The NAFTA superhighway, a part of this scheme, has threatened to force thousands...

Tim Rutten: CNN is "corrupt"; wrong about immigration (GOP debate) - 12/01/07

Tim Rutten of the Los Angeles Times offers "CNN: Corrupt News Network". He calls CNN "corrupt" for spending so much time on immigration matters, explicitly saying it was an attempt to boost Lou Dobbs' ratings.

When will the MSM pull the ball away from Mike Huckabee? - 11/21/07

The mainstream media has been working feverishly to promote Mike Huckabee, as have various low-level Democrats. Are those completely unrelated, or is the MSM taking their marching orders from the Democratic Party? And, is The Huckster being promoted because: 1. They're simply reporting on what's happening... 2. They just need something to write about... 3. They're trying to give "them" an...

Fabian Nunez: corporate donations to a charity funneled to his events - 11/02/07

For an unknown reason, the Los Angeles Times is trying to get rid of Fabian Nunez. While I welcome this, I can't help but wonder why. The latest is here (via this): Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez used a small charity as a conduit to funnel almost $300,000 from companies and organizations with business in the Capitol to events that helped him politically. By giving to the charity, the donors...

The ADL's definition of "hate" and "anti-immigrant" can't be trusted. (ALIPAC, others) - 10/31/07

... fall into the abyss.) Even the Los Angeles Times has noted something similar (link): Authorities said the gang specifically tried to eliminate rival African American gangs in South L.A. and the Florence-Firestone area in an effort to "cleanse" the neighborhood. In doing so, they mistakenly harassed and attacked innocent African American residents, according to the indictment. As has the Guardian...

Richard Marosi/Ari Bloomekatz/LAT enable illegal immigration (San Diego fires) - 10/28/07

... move, let me suggest that the Los Angeles Times outsources their coverage to the Western Growers Association, the Mexican government, or the Democratic Party. That way, "reporters" Richard Marosi and Ari Bloomekatz can achieve their true calling of selling used tires, and there'd be little difference between the outsourced version and that which they provide in "Evacuations raise deportation...

Mel Martinez quits as RNC chairman; Peter Wallsten/LAT offers pro-illegal immigration spin - 10/21/07

... etc. Now comes Peter Wallsten of the Los Angeles Times to put the worst possible face on it ("Latino head of RNC resigns", link). While it reads like something Howard Dean could have written, even he might consider it race-baiting: The Republican Party's highest-ranking Latino official abruptly resigned Friday, marking the latest casualty in the GOP's bitter internal fight over immigration...

Hispanic vote is a myth? - 10/18/07

... City Journal, writing in the Los Angeles Times (link): ...The Latino vote for Bush was far from decisive, however, and it may be years before it plays a pivotal role in a national election. Latinos may represent about 14% of the U.S. population, but they constituted just 6% of the 2004 electorate -- 7.5 million voters out of 125 million.

Even California Nurses Association turns on Fabian Nunez (wife's conflict of interest) - 10/17/07

From this: The California Nurses Association demanded Tuesday that Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez abstain from voting on health-care legislation because his wife works for a nonprofit agency bankrolled by the hospital industry. "Californians can no longer trust that he will represent the public interest and not the financial interest of a large industry that has put his wife on their payroll...

Down the Memory Hole with the Los Angeles Times (censors own blogger) - 10/14/07

From this: On Thursday night, L.A. Times political blogger Andrew Malcolm wrote a post about John Edwards's denial of an extramarital affair. When some commenters complained that the story was unsupported tabloid trash, Malcolm replied in parenthetical remarks appended to the comments, saying that it was a legitimate topic because of Edwards's denial. If I have the sequence of events right, the L...

Los Angeles Times editorial lies about California DREAM Act - 10/10/07

The Los Angeles Times offers an editorial called "Make the Dream reality/Legislation to help undocumented California college students benefits everyone" (link) about Gil Cedillo's "California DREAM Act".

National Latino Congreso: "No Human Being is Illegal", Nativo Lopez, Gil Cedillo, Kucinich, Cuban Five, Fairness Doctrine, and more! - 10/07/07

... Yesterday, Anna Gorman of the Los Angeles Times offered a whitewashed report here. Let's take a look at the groups involved and some of the loony resolutions that were passed. Expect the MSM coverage to be in line with Gorman's report: it will completely cover for far-left racial demagogues and avoid mentioning the loony resolutions. Their "conveners' include: * League of United Latin American...

DHS revamping agriculture guest worker programs (crops rotting in fields, redefining "temporary") - 10/07/07

Nicole Gaouette of the Los Angeles Times offers "U.S. lets in more immigrants for farms" (link): With a nationwide farmworker shortage threatening to leave unharvested fruits and vegetables rotting in fields, the Bush administration has begun quietly rewriting federal regulations to eliminate barriers that restrict how foreign laborers can legally be brought into the country. ...On all sides...

Fabian Nunez' questionable expenditures (luxury foreign hotels, goods) - 10/05/07

... with the Politburo, because the Los Angeles Times offers "Nunez travels the world like a high-roller" (link): [...his spending] includes $47,412 on United, Lufthansa and Air France airlines this year; $8,745 at the exclusive Hotel Arts in Barcelona, Spain; $5,149 for a "meeting" at Cave L'Avant Garde, a wine seller in the Bordeaux region

ThinkProgress misrepresents Chertoff comment about environmental damage on border - 10/01/07

The Clinton-linked site ThinkProgress offers the post "Chertoff: Immigrants 'degrade the environment'" [1] about the following comment from DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff (link): "Illegal migrants really degrade the environment. I've seen pictures of human waste, garbage, discarded bottles and other human artifact in pristine areas...

Kathleen Henehan/Media Matters promotes economic benefits of illegal immigration - 09/26/07

... Henehan - discusses a recent Los Angeles Times guest editorial from Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies in a post entitled 'In LA Times op-ed, Krikorian cherry-picked "anecdotal evidence" on immigration crackdown' (mediamatters.org/items/200709260011).

Los Angeles Times cost-saving measures released - 09/06/07

The Los Angeles Times has released several cost-saving measures they'll be undergoing to deal with declining circulation: * Patt Morrisson will auction past hats off on eBay (wait, it gets better). * Their "Reader's Rep" will be replaced with an email address that no one reads. * Selected stories about celebrities will be outsourced to those celebrities' publicists. * Something about wikis...