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Major U.S. news weekly that tends to support illegal immigration and comprehensive immigration reform. There have been a few minor exceptions and a major exception was their 2004 cover story "Illegal Aliens: Who Left the Door Open?" But, that's about it and the last was almost a decade ago.

See also Joe Klein, Swampland, Mike Murphy, Michael Scherer, Jay Newton Small, Ana Marie Cox, Karen Tumulty, Amy Sullivan, and Michael Grunwald.

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Jim Wallis has a low opinion of his supporters (Sojourners, immigration reform) - 02/19/14

... opinion of you. In a post at Time Magazine [1], he writes false and misleading statements that would make a used car salesman blush. And, apparently he thinks his supporters aren't going to pick up on how he's misleading them. First, there's the title: "An Evangelical’s Plea With the GOP on Immigration Reform: Put People Before Politics / Republicans have a chance to forgo dysfucntion and show...

Charlie Rose's very weak immigration interview with Jose Antonio Vargas - 09/29/13

... This Morning. They discussed the Time Magazine cover story Vargas authored called "We Are Americans/Just Not Legally". This post will discuss just some of the things that Charlie Rose didn't ask Vargas. On the video below, Vargas claims "there isn't a process" for illegal aliens to become legal immigrants. Rose doesn't point out that Vargas is misleading. Leaving aside smaller programs available...

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

... (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 Act, send them the link to this post. From the article: As an idealistic, energetic young doctor [in Lusaka, Zambia], [Kunj Desai]...

Marco Rubio promotes immigration policy that's bad for everyone (Michael Scherer, Time) - 02/24/12

... interview with Michael Scherer of Time Magazine (link). Per Rubio: I'm always trying to remind my colleagues that if they lived in Mexico or anywhere in Latin America and their kids were hungry - every night went to sleep hungry - and your country provided no opportunity for you to feed them, you’re telling me that there’s nothing you wouldn’t do to feed them? You’re telling me you wouldn’t go...

GOP debate January 23, 2012 ("self-deport", Florida, NBC, Romney, Gingrich, Santorum, Ron Paul) - 01/23/12

... people on Twitter - including Time Magazine columnist James Poniewozik, Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post, and Andrew Sullivan - tweeted their ignorance of that old phrase. And, that's shockingly stupid because the phrase has been used for several years and by previous presidential contenders such as Tom Tancredo and Fred Thompson. On the other hand, the establishment media has worked night...

Newt Gingrich considers "draft boards" for immigration (+Jorge Ramos, DREAM Act, sanctuary movement, Michael Scherer) - 05/16/11

... sidenote, Michael Scherer of Time Magazine has this to say: He has founded a website for conservative Hispanics and helped to organize conferences to champion conservative politics among the Spanish-speaking community. In the Univision interview, Gingrich speaks Spanish twice in a show of solidarity. Primarily speaking Spanish is not "conservative", or at least is not culturally conservative....

Joe Klein of Time got anti-Sarah Palin talking points from Journolist - 07/22/10

... listening in was Joe Klein of Time Magazine: Joe Klein of Time stopped by with an update on the latest from his magazine: "We're reporting that she actually supported the bridge to nowhere. First flub?" ...Klein, who displayed an independent streak in other circumstances ("anybody who knows me knows I do my own thinking," he said in a Wednesday interview), seemed to exude more partisanship that...

Barbara Kiviat of Time misleads about immigration and crime - 05/27/10

Barbara Kiviat of Time Magazine offers the misleading "Does more immigration mean less crime?" [1] about a recent study from Tim Wadsworth of the University of Colorado which purports to show a reduction in the crime rate due in part to immigration. Kiviat misleads by giving the impression that the study is about the number of crimes; the rate and the number of crimes obviously aren't the same...

Mike Murphy has more incredibly bad advice for the GOP (on immigration) - 06/12/09

GOP consultant Mike Murphy offers "The Ice Age Cometh" (link), which highlights the demographic problems the GOP has and offers his incredibly bad solutions. The fact that his solutions are incredibly bad shouldn't be a surprise, since people like him were the ones who got the GOP into its current precarious state. Two of the main ways that the Democrats have been able to gain power are through...

Republicans' healthcare plan, Karen Tumulty mislead about number of uninsured Americans - 05/21/09

Senators Tom Coburn and Richard Burr and Reps. Paul Ryan and Devin Nunes have released a GOP universal healthcare proposal called the "The Patients' Choice Act of 2009" that you can read about here. As with many others, it misleads about the number of Americans who are without healthcare. The number frequently heard is 45 to 47 million, but that's not true: per the latest Census Bureau statistics...

Howard Chua-Eoan /Time falls for fake McCain advisor ("Marty Eisenstadt") - 05/14/09

... Eoan is the news director of Time Magazine, so one might expect him not to fall for a hoax months after it's been revealed to be a hoax. Yet, the article "Tweets From a Washington Dinner (a.k.a. #nerdprom)" (link, via this) by him ("hchuaeoan") and an unknown person using "ssss1222" contains the following "tweet": Marty Eisenstadt, former McCain Adviser. (4 pm.) Ran into Val Kilmer, still on...

Hilarious: NYT publisher Pinch Sulzberger praises NYT investor Carlos Slim - 05/03/09

Time Magazine's "The 2009 TIME 100" features a blurb from New York Times publisher Pinch Sulzberger about Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim (link). The latter recently saved the NYT from bankruptcy by loaning them $250 million: I recently had the great pleasure of meeting Carlos Slim. He had decided to invest in the New York Times Co. and thought it would be a good idea to get to know me and my...

Obama's "Open for Questions": even MSM notices how bad it was - 03/26/09

... Likewise, Michael Scherer from Time Magazine offers this very good round-up of the "top" questions. The wastoids from NORML can't figure out how to ask one good question and concentrate on pushing that to the top, but by making obvious to anyone how such systems can be abused they might lead us to using better voting systems for future efforts. (And, their incessant bombarding of such efforts...

Betsy Rubiner/ Time promotes illegal immigration for Postville (Agriprocessors) - 01/28/09

Betsy Rubiner of Time Magazine offers "Iowa: What Happens When a Town Implodes" (link) about the aftermath of the Postville immigration raid; see the last link first if you aren't familiar with that issue. The article attempts to emotionalize the issue and encourage support for illegal immigration; consider how it ends: Many townspeople hope a responsible buyer will revive the plant. "We'd like...

Steve Schmidt should find a new line of work (immigration and the failed John McCain campaign) - 11/10/08

Steve Schmidt - former chief strategist of the John McCain campaign - was interviewed by Ana Marie Cox about the various failures he was involved in and presumably he tries to defend himself against charges that he's completely incompetent; I didn't bother reading the whole thing (link) since this bit is all we need: If you look at the returns from the southwestern and mountain west states, with...

Joe Klein misleads about Barack Obama's relationship with Bill Ayers - 10/16/08

... and two of the stupidest are at Time Magazine's Swampland. A few days ago, Ana Marie Cox lied about (and later corrected) something someone said at a McCain rally. Today, repeat liar and explicit illegal immigration supporter Joe Klein is being extremely misleading about Barack Obama's relationship with Bill Ayers.

Karen Tumulty misleads for Barack Obama (Jeffrey Frederick) - 10/12/08

Karen Tumulty of Time Magazine offers this bit of mainstream media wisdom designed explicitly to support Barack Obama. It starts with something that could have been written by the BHO campaign: If John McCain is as serious as he says about running a "respectful" campaign against an opponent he considers "a decent person," word hasn't yet trickled down to his newly opened storefront field office...

Ana Marie Cox/Time lies about quote at McCain rally - 10/11/08

Wonkette, aka Ana Marie Cox of Time Magazine's Swampland offers "McCain Denounces Pitchfork-Wavers", yet another example of how McCain capitulating to the Democrats is a very bad idea (time-blog.com/swampland/2008/10/mccain_denounces_pitchforkwave.html). The update to that post says: Indeed, [John McCain] just snatched the microphone out the hands of a woman who began her question with, "I'm...

Scott Shane/NYT's pro-BHO spin on Bill Ayers/Barack Obama collaboration - 10/04/08

... including the Washington Post, Time magazine, the Chicago Sun-Times, The New Yorker and The New Republic, have debunked the idea that Obama and Ayers had a close relationship." (says) However, an earlier version of the article - the change not noted - had "The National Review" in place of "The New Republic". (link) Presumably that was just a mistake and not (like their other coverage) an attempt...

John McCain ad was right and Barack Obama, MSM misled about BHO's kindergartener sex education bill - 09/16/08

Earlier this month the John McCain campaign released an ad (link, video link) saying in part: "Obama's one accomplishment? Legislation to teach "comprehensive sex education" to kindergartners. Learning about sex before learning to read? Barack Obama. This has led to a wide variety of BHO supporters - specifically those in the MSM - calling McCain a liar. To a certain extent, they have...

Betsy Rubiner/Time offers pro-illegal immigration propaganda (Agriprocessors, Iowa) - 05/29/08

Betsy Rubiner of Time Magazine [1] offers a slab of pro-illegal immigration propaganda called "After Immigrant Raid, Iowans Ask Why" (link). The raid in question occured at the Agriprocessors plant in Postville earlier this month, and her article could have been written by that company or anyone else who supports profiting from illegal immigration. The only mention of those who support our laws...

Tim Padgett's dishonest look at illegal immigration ("Paraiso Travel" movie) - 03/15/08

Tim Padgett of Time Magazine offers "An Honest Look at Illegal Immigration", about yet another pro-illegal immigration movie, this one called "Paraiso Travel" and starring John Leguizamo: ...Immigration cranks like Lou Dobbs, but also the immigration advocates he lambastes, would do well to stop the cable cacophony for a couple hours and see this movie when it hits U.S. screens.

Jay Newton-Small/Time misleads about immigration (Huckabee, Tancredo, INS) - 12/22/07

A minor example of how Time magazine and the rest of the MSM mislead and/or don't understand immigration issues is presented in "Tancredo's Single-Issue Victory" (link): ...By basics [U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo] means forcing all illegal immigrants to go home and reapply to enter the country legally if they want to return, making English the national language and denying municipal services for...

Michael Kinsley: simple-minded thoughts on immigration - 12/07/07

Michael Kinsley offers "Kidding Ourselves About Immigration" in which he tries to present an argument for conflating all types of immigration together. You can click his name at the article to let him know what you think. The bottom line is that he's a sheltered Beltway insider who isn't familiar with this issue: Saying that you oppose illegal immigration is like saying you oppose illegal drug...

Joe Klein of Time Magazine explicitly supports illegal immigration - 10/24/07

... activity. Here's Joe Klein of Time Magazine coming out explicitly in favor of illegal immigration [1]: It's long been my belief that the GOP hole card in 2008 is going to be a rancid furriner-bashing anti-illegal-immigrant smear campaign. Make no mistake, whatever lipstick they put on this pig, the bottom line is the same old know-nothing nativism that has been a minor American stain since the...

How to fight MediaMatters, far-left smears (Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Michael Savage) - 10/02/07

The far-left is on the warpath, with General Wesley Clark calling for Rush Limbaugh to be removed from Armed Forces Radio as part of a followup to a MediaMatters-originated smear.

Dan Balz (WaPo), Mark Halperin (Time) relentlessly interrogate Rudy Giuliani - 08/07/07

... Post, "WaPo") and Mark Halperin (Time Magazine) relentlessly interrogating Rudy Giuliani. They even did it in the aisles of the WalMart in Boone, Iowa... as Rudy was buying granola bars! These two lions of the MSM relentlessly quizzed him in a "take no prisoners" approach that amateur journalists cannot hope to match. First, they asked if there should be CostCo's and WalMarts in Manhattan. Rudy...

Can Tim Padgett propaganda encourage even more illegal immigration? (DREAM Act) - 08/03/07

The DREAM Act is an explicitly anti-American bill that would allow illegal aliens to take discounted college educations from U.S. citizens. Corrupt newspapers and "reporters" have offered a long line of propaganda pieces - called around here PIIPP - in support of the legislation. That propaganda is invariably strongly biased towards the Act and rarely if ever mentions its downsides. Now, here's...

Joe Klein/Time Magazine: just a sleazy liar - 05/31/07

... his latest column, Joe Klein of Time Magazine discusses Mitt Romney, and says: [Romney] has flipped on immigration, to better suit the Mexican-fearing tendencies of a segment of the Republican base. That's a sleazy statement which tries to give the impression that opposition to massive illegal activity and massive public and private corruption is due to xenophobia and racism. Now for an example...

Swampland, but without Wonkette (Ana Marie Cox)? - 05/07/07

I continue to be amazed that Time Magazine has stooped to the National Inquirer level of employing Ana Marie Cox - formerly with Wonkette - as their Washington Editor and a contributor to their blog Swampland. Now, there's something you can do about it! Simply use Firefox with the Greasemonkey extension, together with this handy-dandy script that will remove all posts by Wonkette from Swampland....

Miami: Third World Country, Capital of the Americas - 11/30/06

As discussed, Rep. Tom Tancredo called Miami a "third world country", setting off a firestorm of (largely manufactured) outrage, including a missive from Our Leader's brother, Jeb Bush. "What a nut," Bush told reporters [Wednesday]. "I'm just disappointed. He's from my own my party. He's a Republican.

James Poniewozik: Ugly Americans want to deport Ugly Betty! - 11/29/06

James Poniewozik is Time's TV critic, and he offers a ludicrous slab of pro-illegal immigration propaganda in "Ugly, the American". It's about the 'Ugly Betty' TV show: ...Smart and sweet-hearted, she embodies the Puritan-Shaker-Quaker principle of valuing inner good over outer appearance. She's as Norman Rockwell as a chestnut-stuffed turkey. The actress who plays her is even named America...

DSCC: complaining about illegal immigration isn't racist - 08/15/06

A new web-only video ad from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) tries to "Impugn[ the] GOP Claim That We're Safer". It includes a shot of an illegal alien climbing over a wall with the caption "millions more illegal immigrants". While it's certainly good to see the Democrats slightly waking up to the fact that there are indeed untold millions of foreign citizens in this country,...

A liberal immigration policy - 06/20/06

From author Po Bronson (link): ...Liberals like me have ignored the way the steady trickle of new Americans has become a massive repopulation program, primarily from Mexico. During the 1970s, 120,000 Mexicans came to the U.S. every year. During the 1980s, it was about 200,000 a year. During the 1990s, it was 350,000 a year. Today, it's estimated at 485,000—every year. One out of every eight...

Mike Pence's "W" worker visa illegal alien amnesty scheme - 05/23/06

Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) has introduced a "middle-ground" illegal alien amnesty scheme. It seeks to split the difference between the full-on amnesty in the Senate and the supposed only other choice of mass deportations. (As usual, the other choice of simply enforcing our current laws is not mentioned). As Rep. Tom Tancredo says: Pence's plan would require illegal aliens to return to their home...

The "Reconquista" goes mainstream - 04/07/06

And even Insty notices, linking to this by Kaus, which links to a swear-word-ridden rant by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez is a "bestselling American author ...

AP/Ipsos poll: designed to mislead about illegal immigration? - 04/03/06

The AP breathlessly announces the results of their latest poll: "Poll: Most Open to Letting Immigrants Stay": Overall, 56 percent of Americans favor offering illegal immigrants a shot at some kind of legal status; roughly two-thirds of those ages 18-34 like the idea and an equal share of those with a college education agree, the AP-Ipsos survey found. The results are available here.

Time Magazine poll: Large Majority Favors "Guest Workers" - 03/31/06

If a new Time Magazine poll is to believed, around 72 percent of Americans favor a "guest" worker scheme of some kind. Of course, the "is to believed" part is our taking-off-point to mention that the poll question only gave two choices: 1. Allow Illegal Immigrants To Get Temporary Work Visas 2.

"Illegalize illegals: Time for showdown in open frontier" - 12/16/04

William F. Buckley Jr.: The new intelligence law, courtesy of 9/11, is mystifying because it does not face directly what is the most prominent threat to homeland security. It is: inimical action by non-Americans. All the people who participated in 9/11 were foreigners, here under various auspices.

"Big immigration waves nearing political beach" - 12/02/04

From a Palm Beach Post editorial: Social Security used to be considered the untouchable "third rail" of American politics, but immigration soon may replace it. Both candidates bobbed and weaved around the subject during the presidential campaign, and neither party has offered credible ideas for reform, fearing the political implications of being the first to propose unpopular solutions to long-...