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"America's Paper of Record", which is now owned in part by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. Their immigration stories cannot be trusted because they're always incredibly slanted in support of illegal activity and are frequently little more than editorials disguised as news stories. For examples, see the Nina Bernstein entry and the other posts linked below. A February 2008 post linked to some prime examples of the NYT's reporting on immigration.

See also the evisceration of various NYT editorials.

Last modified Mar 17, 2009
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Why you shouldn't be duped by Ian Urbina (New York Times, immigration detention) - 05/25/14

Ian Urbina of the New York Times offers "Using Jailed Migrants as a Pool of Cheap Labor" (link). At the best, it's agenda-driven journalism, and if you respond in the way Urbina and the NYT want you to, you'll help make the situation even worse. Urbina describes how some legal immigrants and illegal aliens held in immigration detention centers voluntarily or not work as janitors, cooks, and the...

Jeh Johnson's empty pledge to keep unaccompanied children from coming here illegally - 05/18/14

Department of Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson is engaged in the policy equivalent of doublespeak: he claims he wants unaccompanied children not to enter the U.S. illegally, but at the same time his other policies encourage a mad rush for the border. What you can do about this is detailed after this excerpt from "U.S. Setting Up Emergency Shelter in Texas as Youths Cross Border Alone" (...

Democrats to oppose Koch brothers, just not where they agree with the Democrats - 03/05/14

... first here's Ashley Parker of the New York Times (link): ...Democrats are embarking on a broad effort that aims to unmask the press-shy siblings and portray them, instead, as a pair of villains bent on wrecking progressive politics... ...Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, foreshadowed the campaign by taking to the Senate floor on Tuesday — an unusual move — for the second time in...

Another misleading Public Religion Research Institute immigration poll (Saperstein, Preston, CNN) - 11/25/13

... own. Considering that even the New York Times has acknowledged that attrition is an option, why didn't PRRI include it? Regarding the question itself, if you read this site on a regular basis you know that PRRI is referring to the millions of illegal aliens in the U.S. But, if you aren't that clued in to the immigration issue and have been subjected to decades of establishment media propaganda,...

Julia Preston promotes Dayton looking the other way on illegal immigration (Ohio, headscarves) - 10/07/13

In the New York Times, immigration reporter Julia Preston offers a cookie-cutter article that follows the Crooked Town Story model. In those types of stories, a town that's supposedly in bad shape decides to look the other way on our immigration laws and - presto chango! - the town becomes a bustling hub of commerce. See that link for past examples (including from the NY Times). In Preston's case...

Can Caroline Horn get anything right? (CBS News, immigration) - 06/21/13

... has paid off. A recent CBS News/New York Times poll found 83 percent of Republicans say they would support a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants if certain conditions are met. The 83% is actually of all respondents, and it was in answer to this misleadingly-worded question [1]: Would you favor or oppose providing a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants in the U.S. if they met certain...

What Julia Preston won't tell you about the DREAM Act (DREAMers, New York Times) - 12/01/12

... citizens. And, Julia Preston of the New York Times is doing her best to help those foreign citizens. Preston offers "Young Immigrants Say It's Obama's Time to Act" (link) which starts with a lie: those she discusses aren't "immigrants", they're illegal aliens. While Preston does use "illegal" several times in the piece, those who aren't familiar with these issues might be confused by the various...

The Hispanic vote didn't cost Mitt Romney the election - 11/23/12

... Kopicki and Will Irving of the New York Times write ( peekURL.com/zxgdywP ): In Ohio, where the president received an estimated 54 percent of the Hispanic vote, according to exit poll data, we find he could have won the state with as little as 22 percent of the Hispanic vote, and in Virginia, where he received 64 percent of the Hispanic vote, we find that he could have carried the state with...

Kim Severson of NYT, John Ross of Reason, Matt Yglesias scaremonger Georgia professional licensing to enable illegal immigration - 10/09/12

... want. Now comes Kim Severson of the New York Times with a new variant of that old trick called "Georgia Law Requiring Proof of Legal Residency Creates Licensing Backlog" [1]. Instead of rotting crops, Severson expresses deep concern about the wait times for professionals like kickboxing instructors to get licensed in Georgia. Not that she cares about the wait times for professionals like...

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

... 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. Let's help them out.

Julia Preston can't or won't follow the money and power (Mark Shurtleff, New York Times, immigration) - 06/15/12

In April, Julia Preston of the New York Times offered "A Die-Hard Conservative, but Not on Immigrants" [1] about Utah's former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, a supporter of illegal immigration. The article is a bit like how a worthy country cousin might be introduced into East Coast high society; in this case that high society is the illegal immigration-supporting establishment. Among other...

New York Times admits skilled immigration braindrains the Third World - 03/14/12

... people they can keep. Even the New York Times has acknowledged that fact in the article "America Is Stealing the World's Doctors" (link) by Matt McAllester of Time Magazine. Unfortunately, the rest of the New York Times - especially the Editorial Board (NYT editorial) - is on the wrong side. So, the next time the NYT prints an article or an editorial promoting skilled immigration or the DREAM...

Obama voting push: relaxes Green Card wait time for illegal alien family members (Luis Gutierrez) - 01/06/12

... article by Julia Preston of the New York Times reads more like an advocacy piece than a news report. She refers to rules enacted by Congress as a "notorious snag" and a "Catch-22", and everything in her report presents the new rule in the best light possible and from the perspective of those who would break our immigration laws. 4. For some counterweight, Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has this to say (...

Occupy Iowa Caucuses: dumb, ineffective, minor fascists (OWS, Ed Fallon) - 12/30/11

... comes from Will Storey of the New York Times (link): Ten arrests, including those of the teenagers, were made outside of Representative Michele Bachmann’s headquarters, the first of five stops made by the protesters and the only one where the targeted candidate was actually present. Five protesters were arrested at the Gingrich office and three more at Rick Santorum’s. The police, who did not...

Ashley Parker, Michael Barbaro of NYT smear Mitt Romney as kind of weird - 12/28/11

... Parker and Michael Barbaro of the New York Times are taking a different tack to get to the same point: highlighting some of Romney's small talk that - were it said by anyone the NYT supports - would be presented as charmingly avuncular (or just ignored entirely). Their article ("The Retooled, Loose Romney, Guessing Voters’ Age and Ethnicity", link) is such an obvious attempt to attach a "robotic...

DOJ investigation claims Sheriff Joe Arpaio engaged in "unconstitutional policing" (immigration, Arizona, Maricopa County) - 12/15/11

... notes below. First, from the New York Times writeup by Marc Lacey (link): After an investigation that lasted more than three years, the civil rights division of the Justice Department said in a 22-page report that the sheriff’s office has “a pervasive culture of discriminatory bias against Latinos” that “reaches the highest levels of the agency.” The department interfered with the inquiry, the...

Freedomworks uses Teaparty-approved Alinsky tactics... against Teaparty (not a learning experience) - 06/29/11

As discussed on the tea parties page, the teapartiers could have pushed their same aberrant ideology using much more effective and much more civil tactics. Instead, they chose to act like a childish caricature of the far-left: throwing tantrums at public meetings, standing on street corners waving loopy signs, engaging in cheap stunts, playing dress-up games, smearing and lying, and on and on....

DHS revises Secure Communities to enable illegal immigration (John Morton, ACLU, CHIRLA, NDLON, NIF, AILA, NYT, Ammiano) - 06/20/11

... Threshold" by Julia Preston of the New York Times: nytimes.com/2011/06/18/us/18immig.html The article has the problems you'd expect, such as her referring to "the groundswell of local resistance" against Secure Communities, when very few people who aren't on the illegal immigration take in one way or another probably even know about the program. The opposition has come from the illegal...

Teaparty's growing unpopularity is now a liability for the GOP (the chart Tea Party doesn't want to see) - 03/31/11

The tea parties movement is now so unpopular that they're a liability for the Republican Party. For a clear example, see the chart below [1] showing how more and more Americans have developed an unfavorable opinion of them over time. Support for the Teaparties has topped out: they've been stuck around 30% since they began. However, all the while opposition to them has been rising. And, that...

Tea Party used to push corporate agenda (Institute for Liberty, Monsanto, Asian paper company) - 03/31/11

... Party" by Mike McIntyre of the New York Times (link) about how the Institute for Liberty and similar groups piggyback on the Teaparties in order to push a corporate agenda. It's not clear how successful they've been; the video has just about 150 views. However, if they haven't been as successful as Dick Armey has been it's not because the teaparties have seen through him: in my two years' of...

John Hinderaker presents: "David Koch, Friend to Mankind" (formaldehyde, ineffectiveness) - 03/05/11

... Advances the Cause of Science, the New York Times Doesn't" (link) about David Koch of the Koch family. But, first I want to tell you about a wonderful substance called formaldehyde...' But, seriously: 1. At the link, John Hinderaker says, "David Koch is one of the world's great philanthropists". That's almost as funny as Hinderaker's 2005 Bush quote [1]. While Koch has certainly spent a large...

What Koch defenders aren't telling you (Reddit, Reason, Glenn Reynolds, Powerline, Weigel) - 02/24/11

... Powerline gets a reply from the New York Times' Eric Lipton: powerlineblog.com/archives/2011/02/028470.php It boils down to how you define "showdown"; wouldn't trying to restrict union power necessarily involve a confrontation of some kind? And, others defending the Kochs include: * Mark Steyn: steynonline.com/content/view/3767 What's happening in Wisconsin is all about money: budgets,...

Brian Stelter /NYT lies, spreads disinformation about Lou Dobbs - 10/07/10

... helpers is Brian Stelter of the New York Times. He posted two false tweets about The Nation's story and refuses to correct either of them: An investigation by The Nation finds that Lou Dobbs employed five undocumented immigrants. http://bit.ly/bwaDAQ (twitter dot com/brianstelter/status/26640812276) And: The Nation says Lou Dobbs ducked its questions about his employment of undocumented...

Marc Lacey of NYT doesn't tell whole truth about leaving water for illegal crossers - 09/27/10

Marc Lacey of the New York Times offers "Water Drops for Migrants: Kindness, or Offense?" [1] about supposed religious groups that leave water in the Arizona desert for illegal crossers. The title and the article itself present a false choice: this issue isn't just a matter between relatively minor infractions and humanitarian concerns as Lacey pretends. The other issue - the one Lacey ignores -...

9500 Liberty immigration documentary on MTV (NY Times, Tea Parties) - 09/07/10

... film was screened today at the New York Times as part of that paper's "VOCES Latino Heritage Network". See the image below.

Timothy Egan misleads for Obama (religion, certificate, Limbaugh) - 08/26/10

Timothy Egan of the New York Times offers "Building a Nation of Know-Nothings" (link) in which he takes the right wing - and Rush Limbaugh specifically - to task for encouraging false beliefs. To a certain extent he's got a point, but you might expect a self-appointed arbiter of what is and what isn't true such as Egan to be able to get his facts straight. Instead, he's a more polished, much more...

ICE refusing to deport illegal alien students (John Morton, DREAM Act) - 08/09/10

Julia Preston of the New York Times offers this: The Obama administration, while deporting a record number of immigrants convicted of crimes, is sparing one group of illegal immigrants from expulsion: students who came to the United States without papers when they were children. In case after case where immigrant students were identified by federal agents as being in the country illegally, the...

Is Terry Goddard the right choice for governor of Arizona? Part 1 - 06/13/10

... City?"). Erik Eckholm of the New York Times says (nytimes.com/2010/06/13/us/politics/13immig.html): "Please give us help in trying to defend what really matters," Mr. Goddard told the lunch group. He accused Republicans of diverting attention from the state's dire economic condition and the true border problem: crime and violence associated with drug cartels. Goddard's definition of "what...

Democrats skip townhalls to avoid tea party "patriots" - 06/07/10

Jeff Zeleny of the New York Times offers "Democrats Skip Town Halls to Avoid Voter Rage" (nytimes.com/2010/06/07/us/politics/07townhall.html): the tantrums that those in the tea parties threw at last summer's public meetings have caused many Democrats to avoid open meetings this time around: Of the 255 Democrats who make up the majority in the House, only a handful held town-hall-style forums as...

Paul Krugman exposes "jobs Americans won't do", has "uncomfortable facts about the economics of modern immigration" - 05/28/10

... workers. Please send or post the New York Times link above where it's appropriate: ...I'm instinctively, emotionally pro-immigration. But a review of serious, nonpartisan research reveals some uncomfortable facts about the economics of modern immigration, and immigration from Mexico in particular. If people like me are going to respond effectively to anti-immigrant demagogues, we have to...

NYT: Adam Nagourney, Carl Hulse lie about Rand Paul quote (corrected on the Maddow show) - 05/24/10

... Hulse and Adam Nagourney of the New York Times offered "Tea Party Pick Causes Uproar on Civil Rights" (nytimes.com/2010/05/21/us/politics/21paul.html), containing this completely false (and still uncorrected) statement about Rand Paul's appearance on the Rachel Maddow show: Asked by Ms. Maddow if a private business had the right to refuse to serve black people, Mr. Paul replied, “Yes.” He didn't...

Damien Cave of NYT: forced demographic change, massive illegal activity are hip and cool - 05/18/10

Damien Cave of the New York Times offers "A Generation Gap Over Immigration" (nytimes.com/2010/05/18/us/18divide.html), a dishonest attempt by the NYT to portray forced demographic change and massive illegal activity as hip and cool. It ends with the following, which summarizes the point that Cave is trying to make:

Randal Archibold misleads in support of massive illegal activity (New Mexico vs. Arizona) - 05/13/10

Randal Archibold of the New York Times offers "Side by Side, but Divided Over Immigration" (nytimes.com/2010/05/12/us/12newmexico.html), a bit of a crooked version of A Tale of Two Cities. The first paragraph misleads:

Several reasons Frank Rich is wrong (Arizona immigration law edition #1) - 05/02/10

I haven't discussed a Frank Rich column here before, so let's start by showing several ways he's wrong in yesterday's "If Only Arizona Were the Real Problem" (nytimes.com/2010/05/02/opinion/02rich.html). It's centered around that state's new immigration law, but it's a wide-ranging rant. Here are just some of the ways he's wrong):

Randal Archibold spreads disreputable rumor about Arizona immigration law - 04/27/10

... Instead, Randal Archibold of the New York Times allowed someone to make an outrageously false claim without providing any contrary information whatsoever.

Linda Greenhouse misleads, makes major error, supports bad public policy - 04/27/10

... below.] Linda Greenhouse of the New York Times hyperventilates out the blog post "Breathing While Undocumented" (link) about Arizona's new immigration law. She misleads about part of the law, she shows that she was looking at an earlier version of the bill and not what the governor signed, she shows that her idea of public policy is to make things worse, and overall she's not doing her supposed...

Will Dalia Sussman & Marina Stefan of NYT correct their false statement about Hawaiian officials? - 04/22/10

... Sussman and Marina Stefan of the New York Times have definitely done the first, but they failed at the second. From "Obama and the ‘Birthers’ in the Latest Poll" [1]: President Obama was born in Hawaii on Aug. 4, 1961. A scanned image of his birth certificate released during the 2008 presidential campaign says he was, and Hawaii’s health director and its registrar of vital statistics have...

Priorities: DOJ goes after college for requiring green card from legal immigrant - 04/17/10

Nina Bernstein of the New York Times offers "John Jay College Accused of Bias Against Noncitizens" (nytimes.com/2010/04/17/nyregion/17johnjay.html): The Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Friday against John Jay College of Criminal Justice, alleging that the school engaged in a pattern of job discrimination against noncitizens who were authorized to work. The lawsuit, considered the department...

DHS IG report criticizes 287g program; administration attempting to undermine it? - 04/05/10

Julia Preston of the New York Times offers "Report Faults Training of Local Officers in Immigration Enforcement Program" (nytimes.com/2010/04/03/us/03immig.html), referring to the 287g program: State and local police officers who enforce federal immigration laws are not adequately screened, trained or supervised, and the civil rights of the immigrants they deal with are not consistently...

RNC's Michael Steele supports amnesty at meeting with far-left, Mexico-linked groups - 04/01/10

... leaders. Julia Preston of the New York Times says (link): Mr. Steele stressed that border security was the primary goal for Republicans in the immigration debate, several participants said. He seemed unfamiliar with the details of the proposal by Mr. Graham and Mr. Schumer, they said... But he “committed to looking at the Schumer-Graham bill to see how they can move forward with this bill,” said...