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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 Southwest, where

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

Do you really want the 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 call, why not? Get his answer on video, and then upload that to Youtube.

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

Back on April 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 Palestinian American leaders believing that Obama is more receptive to their viewpoint than he is willing to say. You know what's coming. In May, BHO was asked about this by unnamed Jewish...

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 truly the best man for the job, and he truly has the best interests of the U.S. at heart. Under his astute leadership, the U.S. will truly prosper and live in peace with our global neighbors.

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 alien) and allow him or her to say obviously illogical things completely unopposed.

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

Criminal enterprises that have fixed locations usually employ lookouts in the neighborhood where they operate who warn them of impending police raids and they frequently pay off local officials or cops. There's (perhaps) only one form of illegal activity for which the Los Angeles Times would consider that acceptable: illegal immigration, of course.

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

Discussing the National Latino 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.

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

Immigration lawyer Peter Schey of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law is suing the feds over a recent immigration raid in Van Nuys, California. He also has at least a few links to the Mexican 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...

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

Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa - a former leader of the racial separatist group MEChA - has sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff asking him to back off on recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in the city. This is simply an attempt to a) grandstand to his base (Hispanics, whether citizens, legal immigrants, or illegal aliens as well as their employers), b) maintain said power base, and c) support said employers in their attempts to profit from illegal activity. Anna Gorman of the Los Angeles Times has the scoop (link): [He warned] that work-...

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

"Under the Same Moon" is a new, Mexican government-funded movie about illegal immigration from director Patricia Riggen. The distributors are Fox Searchlight Pictures and The Weinstein Company, and the production companies listed are Creando Films (website unknown) and Potomac Pictures (potomacpictures.com). And, per movies.yahoo . com/movie/1809697065/details, the "Financier" is Fidecine, which is the Mexican government agency designed to promote the Mexican film industry: www.comisionrtc.gob.mx/fidecine

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

The dozens of 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 education comes to U.S./Adult immigrants can complete their basic education in Spanish at one of 13 centers across L.A.

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

Luis Miguel Ortiz Haro - Mexican consul for Orange County, CA - is being reassigned, apparently as part of the Mexican government's normal process of shifting their agents 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 off their land. Some believe the highway's path will go right through Iowa.

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 acceptable candidate... 4. They support him due to, for instance, his support for illegal immigration... 5.

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):

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

The Anti-Defamation League - which apparently at one time did some good, but which is now a far-left Gramscian enforcer and defender of illegal activity - has released a new report entitled "Immigrants Targeted: Extremist Rhetoric Moves into the Mainstream" [1]: A closer look at the public record reveals that many ostensibly mainstream anti-illegal immigration organizations – including those who testified before Congress or frequently appeared on news programs – promote virulent anti-Hispanic and anti-immigrant rhetoric. Some groups have fostered links with extremist groups. They list...

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

As a cost-saving 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 fears" about illegal aliens and the San Diego wild fires (link). In fact, their article is remarkably similar to the other instances of this new subgenre, such as that from Leslie...

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

As predicted and even sooner than was hoped, Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL) has quit as the head of the RNC. Don't let the door hit you, etc.

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

We already knew that. Now comes Steven Malanga from 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," Zenei Cortez, spokeswoman for the association and for the

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.A. Times first deleted the whole post. Then, when Patterico inquired about it they put it back, minus three final paragraphs. They also deleted the parenthetical remarks from their own bloggers. Tidy...

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

The 2nd annual "National Latino Congreso" - a meeting of hundreds of "Latino organizational leaders, elected officials, and activists at all levels" is currently underway in Los Angeles (latinocongreso.org). 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...

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 of the farm industry, the administration's behind-the-scenes initiative to revamp H-2A farmworker visas is fraught with anxiety. Advocates for immigrants fear the changes will come at the expense of...

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

California Assembly speaker and Hillary Clinton campaign co-chair Fabian Nunez must be on the outs 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

"K.H." of Media Matters for America - presumably Kathleen 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 replacing their current blogs or something.