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Tim Gaynor

Author of 4/6/05's "Border Militia Divides Arizona Residents", which describes the Minuteman Project this way:

A 'right-wing militia patrolling the Mexican border to catch illegal immigrants is pitting some residents in favor of old-style frontier justice against critics who say the militiamen are the real threat.

Obviously, "militia" is a code word for "apocalyptic wackos with lots of ammo". And, the MMP wasn't designed to "catch" illegal aliens, only to observe and report. And, "old-style frontier justice" usually involved a rope. Obviously, Gaynor is biased. This Reuters page has similar comments from others, as well as this statement from a Reuters editor:

This story drew more criticism than any other last week. A number of readers felt the piece painted an unfair picture: Editor

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