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Michael Barone's shallow, 2470-word logical fallacy ("A Nation Built for Immigrants", WSJ) - 09/22/13

In the Wall Street Journal, Michael Barone offers "A Nation Built for Immigrants" [1], a 2470-word article designed to make elites feel good about the mass immigration they support. The entire article is a logical fallacy: it claims that current immigration will work out just like former immigration did. That claim is hardly certain because the U.S. and those immigrating here are quite different...

Marco Rubio is delusional or tries to deceive on legalization (immigration, amnesty) - 01/12/13

... deceive. An interview in the Wall Street Journal [1] includes this: "Here's how I envision it," [Rubio] says. "[All the illegal aliens in the U.S.] would have to come forward. They would have to undergo a background check." Anyone who committed a serious crime would be deported. "They would be fingerprinted," he continues. "They would have to pay a fine, pay back taxes, maybe even do community...

Gordon Crovitz' fantastical history of the Internet - 07/23/12

Former Wall Street Journal publisher Gordon Crovitz is wrong about many things, and one of those is where the Internet came from (link): It's an urban legend that the government launched the Internet. The myth is that the Pentagon created the Internet to keep its communications lines up even in a nuclear strike. The truth is a more interesting story about how innovation happens - and about how...

Wall Street Journal's Colonial America revisionism (Frank Fleming, Independence Day, "What America Was Really Like In 1776") - 07/04/12

... celebrate the Fourth of July, the Wall Street Journal offers a bit of historical revisionism from Frank Fleming [1] designed to portray Colonial America as a libertarian-leaning wonderland (link): Almost every American knows the traditional story of July Fourth - the soaring idealism of the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress's grim pledge to defy the world's most powerful...

Fiscal conservatives side with America-denouncing billionaire (Cato, Dan Mitchell, Heritage, Brownfield, Sean Medlock, Daily Caller, HotAir) - 05/11/12

... failings of our own generation. The Wall Street Journal responds to the same proposal: Not that we have any sympathy for Mr. Saverin, whose citizenship decision is a remarkable act of ingratitude toward the country that welcomed him as a child from Brazil. America's rule of law and relatively open markets have allowed him to take $30,000 in savings and turn it into Facebook shares that after...

Whit Ayres: the GOP pollster trying to weaken Mitt Romney on immigration (Hispanic Leadership Network) - 04/27/12

... Constituency" Author: Laura Meckler of Wall Street Journal link Last week [March 26-30], Republican pollster Whit Ayres spoke to Senate Republicans about the GOP's image problems with Hispanics. "Clearly, the tone has to be one of welcoming new people into the party," he said in an interview. "But the substance has got to be right as well. We need to be sure any positions we take are not...

Joel Kotkin, Allysia Finley grossly mislead yet again ("The Great California Exodus", Wall Street Journal) - 04/21/12

... the key role that those in the Wall Street Journal sphere have played in the very problems they complain about. Finley and Kotkin are trying to make people think that those in the WSJ sphere have the solution to California's problems, when that sphere played a major role in harming California. What Finlay and Kotkin aren't telling you is below, first this excerpt: the Golden State's fastest-...

Mitt Romney already weakening immigration position? - 04/02/12

Laura Meckler of the Wall Street Journal offers some more evidence that Mitt Romney might be weakening his somewhat favorable immigration position in preparation for the general election (link). That would be a very bad mistake not only as a matter of policy, but of politics. If Romney is just Obama Lite on immigration, then no matter how he panders the Democratic Party will be able to undercut...

Kelly Evans' weak immigration question for Rick Perry backfires (WSJ) - 01/17/12

Kelly Evans of the Wall Street Journal asked Rick Perry a low-wattage immigration question at last night's GOP debate. Her question was presumably designed to promote the WSJ's policy of loose borders (see their name's link), but it backfired. Because of her question, some people will have a lower opinion of the WSJ and at the same time some people might think Perry is strong on border...

GOP Presidential Debate January 16, 2012 (Fox News, WSJ, South Carolina, Romney, Gingrich, Santorum, Perry, Ron Paul) - 01/16/12

... Fox News PARTNERS: Fox and the Wall Street Journal (see the link). MODERATOR: Bret Baier. PANELISTS: Juan Williams of Fox and from the WSJ Gerald Seib (see the link) and Kelly Evans. WHERE: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina PARTICIPANTS: And then there were five: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum. Jon Huntsman dropped out earlier today. TRANSCRIPT: When available....

Former Microsoft COO Herbold praises China, Five Year Plans in Wall Street Journal - 07/10/11

... Robert Herbold, writing in the Wall Street Journal offers "China vs. America: Which Is the Developing Country? /From new roads to wise leadership, sound financials and five-year plans, Beijing has the winning approach" (link). If you aren't laughing/crying already, consider this: Government Leadership: Here the differences are staggering. In every meeting we attended, with four different...

Wall Street Journal, Ed Morrissey ignore immigration impact on teen unemployment - 07/01/11

The Wall Street Journal posts [1] and Ed Morrissey of HotAir hypes [2] an editorial blaming the minimum wage for very high teen unemployment (see this). While the minimum wage might play a role, a clearer role is played by massive low-skilled immigration. Yet, neither the WSJ nor Morrissey even hint at that. Perhaps it's because the WSJ is a strong supporter of unlimited immigration, and...

WSJ and SEIU complain about immigration audits, show no concern for American workers (Miriam Jordan, Harvard Maintenance, Minnesota) - 03/15/11

... labor. Thus, Miriam Jordan of the Wall Street Journal offers "Immigration Audit Takes Toll/Janitorial Firm Harvard Maintenance to Lose Over Half of Minnesota Work Force" (link). It features the WSJ highlighting complaints about that audit from the Service Employees International Union, without mentioning the fact that the raid might have opened up hundreds of jobs for American citizens and legal...

Glenn Reynolds denies Tea Party's history of intimidation (Giffords shooting, Loughner) - 01/09/11

... Reynolds takes to the pages of the Wall Street Journal to offer "The Arizona Tragedy and the Politics of Blood Libel" (link) in which he tries to run away from the toxic political environment that the tea parties movement - of which he is a leader - has created: With only the barest outline of events available, pundits and reporters seemed to agree that the massacre had to be the fault of the...

Wall Street Journal endorses and misleads about anti-American DREAM Act - 11/27/10

The Wall Street Journal offers the immigration editorial "A Worthy Immigration Bill" (link) in which they endorse the anti-American DREAM Act (S. 3827), a bill that would let the illegal aliens covered by it take college slots and possibly discounts away from U.S. citizens. Not only does the Wall Street Journal endorse a bill that would harm American citizens, they also mislead about the bill:...

WSJ/NBC poll shows little support for fiscal conservatism; 70% "uncomfortable" with cuts to Medicare, Social Security, defense - 11/18/10

... libertarians and the tea parties: a new Wall Street Journal / NBC News poll shows little support for fiscal conservative policies (link): [The poll] shows Americans skeptical of deficit-cutting proposals laid out by the chairmen of a commission appointed by the White House. In the survey, 57% of respondents said they were uncomfortable with gradually raising the Social Security retirement age to...

Allysia Finley doesn't tell whole truth about LAUSD spending binge (WSJ) - 09/04/10

... massive immigration-supporting Wall Street Journal. She offers "Broke - and Building the Most Expensive School in U.S. History" (link) about a $578 million school that the Los Angeles Unified School District is building. She doesn't tell her readers that without massive immigration - specifically illegal immigration - building so many new schools wouldn't be necessary. According to the LAUSD, 74...

Jason Riley of WSJ admits: amnesty and a massive welfare state don't mix - 03/28/10

Jason Riley of the Wall Street Journal is one of that publication's (and their stringpullers') point men in their push for open or loose borders. However, apparently someone there might be getting a glimmer of sanity because he now offers "ObamaCare and Immigration Reform/You can't have open borders and a generous welfare state (link):

Gerald Seib of WSJ misleads about Tea Partiers and immigration - 03/02/10

Gerald Seib of the Wall Street Journal offers the misleading "Tea Party Holds Risks for GOP" (link) in which he refers to the "close-the-borders rhetoric common within the Tea Party movement" [1]. In fact, the opposite of what Gerald Seib says is true: the tea parties have almost completely ignored immigration, and some of their leaders strongly support massive or illegal immigration. For...

Ron Paul was right: Federal Reserve had involvement in Watergate, money sent to Saddam Hussein (Ben Bernanke) - 02/25/10

... post time) * Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal blogs.wsj.com/economics/2010/02/24/ ron-paul-on-watergate-saddam-hussein-and-the-federal-reserve/ * NPR npr.org/blogs/money/2010/02/ ron_paul_ben_bernanke_and_wate.html * Heather Horn of The Atlantic theatlanticwire.com/opinions/view/opinion/ Happy-Hour-Vid-Ron-Paul-Sees-Feds-Hand-in-Watergate-Saddam-Hussein-2641 * Elizabeth MacDonald of Fox...

Republicans to push amnesty (Jeb Bush, Ed Gillespie, Robert George, George P. Bush) - 02/22/10

Peter Wallsten of the Wall Street Journal offers the misleading "GOP's Demographic Wager: Wooing Latino Candidates" (link). Much could be said about the false assumptions that Wallsten and those quoted make, but I'll save that for another time and just summarize who's involved: Some high-profile Republicans are adopting a softer vocabulary on immigration and trying to recruit more Hispanic...

Glenn Reynolds' opinions aren't trustworthy, especially of the Tea Parties - 02/13/10

... latest example provided by his Wall Street Journal guest editorial "What I Saw at the Tea Party Convention" (link): 1. He says that Obama's actions have "brought millions of Americans to [take to] the streets over the past year". That number is at the least open to debate; Eric Boehlert questions that number and challenges Reynolds to provide an estimate here. 2. He says: There were promises of...

WSJ wants "amnesty" for Haitian illegal aliens; misleads; shows how can't be trusted (TPS) - 01/19/10

The Wall Street Journal offers the brief editorial "Haitian Amnesty/A humane decision for temporary refuge in America" (link). They show how the establishment is lying when it refers to Temporary Protected Status; the establishment has little intention of "temporary" being accurate: You might even call [the decision to extend TPS to Haitian illegal aliens] amnesty of a sort, if we can use that...

Sandeep Gopalan misleads, shows fallacy of comprehensive immigration reform - 01/13/10

... Ireland takes to the pages of the Wall Street Journal to promote a European Union-wide amnesty program in "Fixing Europe's Immigration Problem/ Without reforms across the European Union, the Italian race riots will prove only a hint of the darkness to come" (link). He misleads about at least two aspects of the immigration issue in the U.S. and he also shows just how fallacious the arguments for...

Questions for John Fund about the Hispanic vote (Wall Street Journal, Carly Fiorina) - 11/28/09

John Fund of the Wall Street Journal offers an interview with California senate candidate Carly Fiorina (link). Fiorina is not an option, and she says the to-be-expected things. Rather than spending time discussing why Fiorina is wrong, I encourage the readers of this site to go to Fund's appearances and ask him about this paragraph: An issue that will give (Chuck DeVore) some traction in a...

Peter Wallsten misleads about Lou Dobbs (now an amnesty supporter?) - 11/25/09

... Los Angeles Times, now with the Wall Street Journal) offers "Dobbs Reaches Out to Latinos, With Politics in Mind" (link), which contains this misleading statement (bolding added): (Lou Dobbs) is working to repair what a spokesman conceded is a glaring flaw: His reputation for antipathy toward Latino immigrants. In a little-noticed interview Friday, Mr. Dobbs told Spanish-language network...

James Taranto lies, misleads about Obama certificate issue - 09/27/09

... 30, 2009, James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal offered "It's Certifiable/The last word on President Obama’s place of birth" [1] about the Obama citizenship issue. In the article Taranto lies, misleads, and generally gets things wrong. 1. He says: "The Honolulu Advertiser reported yesterday that Okubo and her boss, Chiyome Fukino, both confirm that Obama’s original birth certificate still...

American Apparel to lay off quarter of workforce, presumed illegal aliens - 09/04/09

Miriam Jordan of the Wall Street Journal informs us that American Apparel will be laying off about a quarter of their workforce due to a "crackdown" by the Department of Homeland Security (link). In a letter to employees in English and Spanish, Chief Executive Dov Charney said he was "deeply saddened" that the company has to shed workers who have been at the company for several years. Mr. Charney...

Illegal immigration from Mexico slows, but many not returning home - 07/23/09

Miriam Jordan of the Wall Street Journal says: The flow of immigrants from Mexico to the U.S. declined to the lowest level in a decade during the past year, a sign that the recession is deterring economic migrants from heading north in search of jobs. However, there is no evidence of an increase between March 2008 and March 2009 in the number of Mexicans returning home from the U.S., according to...

Creators Syndicate honcho whines about taxes, fails to note underlying causes - 07/10/09

... Newcombe takes to the pages of the Wall Street Journal to offer "Why We'll Leave L.A./The business climate is worse than the air quality" (link). He's threatening to move his company to another city or state because L.A. reversed their decision on his company's tax classification: Everything was fine until the city started running out of money in 2007. Suddenly, the city announced that it was...

Helen Krieble's absurd Red Card "Temporary" Workers "Solution" - 06/23/09

Helen Krieble - president of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation, an heir to the Loctite fortune, and an associate of Dick Armey - has been pushing her own guest workers plan for a few years. Now, apparently she wants to give it yet another try and has come out with the "Red Card" scheme, which is similar to the plan offered a few years ago by Mike Pence. In a word, her plan is absurd: it's divorced...

Sonia Sotomayor: affirmative action nominee for Supreme Court? Close to far-left Puerto Rico extremists? - 05/26/09

... "Identity Justice" (link) and the Wall Street Journal offers the editorial "The 'Empathy' Nominee/Is Sonia Sotomayor judically superior to 'a white male'?" (link). UPDATE 4: At least as of 2000, Sotomayor was a member of the National Council of La Raza. See the link for much more on that far-left group that continually supports illegal activity.

WSJ discovers: Americans compete with immigrants for jobs (Miriam Jordan) - 05/24/09

Miriam Jordan of the Wall Street Journal offers "Job Fight: Immigrants vs. Locals/Tennessee Residents Compete for Work They Once Scorned; An All-Night Wait for Slaughterhouse Shifts" (link). The immigrants in this case appear to be all or almost all legal workers, including refugees and those allowed to come here under the diversity lottery. And, they're all competing for jobs at a Tyson Foods...

Gordon Crovitz /WSJ: millions of Americans are unemployed, so let's ramp up immigration - 04/27/09

Former Wall Street Journal publisher Gordon Crovitz offers "We Need an Immigration Stimulus/A recession is exactly when we want innovative outsiders" (link). Bracketed by various absurdities, he offers the following stats: Companies founded by immigrants include Yahoo, eBay and Google. Half of Silicon Valley start-ups were founded by immigrants, up from 25% a decade ago. Some 40% of patents in...

Tea party hilarity: Randy Barnett promotes Constitutional Convention to repeal federal income tax - 04/24/09

... Barnett takes to the pages of the Wall Street Journal to offer "The Case for a Federalism Amendment/How the Tea Partiers can make Washington pay attention" (link). He proposes a feint involving a Constitutional Convention which would then encourage Congress to do away with the federal income tax: Article V provides that, "on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states...

World Economic Forum (Davos) pushing global governance, global TV, Law of Sea Treaty - 01/27/09

The World Economic Forum will be meeting in Davos starting on the 28th, and see this for all the details on one of their key documents as well as the media sources that haven't disclosed the fact that they're sponsors as well as much, much more. Here's a snippet: "The Global Agenda 2009" report says that "sovereign states do not adequately address problems reaching across borders" and that "...

The right people oppose Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand over immigration - 01/23/09

... Views" by Nathan Koppel of the Wall Street Journal, link). * Andrea Batista Schlesinger of the Drum Major Institute offers "Gillibrand Needs to Change Her Stance on Immigration" (link). As one could expect, she's confused and in this case that includes either saying that illegal aliens are the "backbone" of the economy in New York City, or confusing illegal aliens with legal immigrants.

Miriam Jordan/WSJ: American workers "crowding out" Hispanic immigrants (most illegal aliens) - 12/20/08

Miriam Jordan of the Wall Street Journal offers "U.S. Workers Crowding Out Immigrant Laborers" (link). The great majority of Americans prefer that, when a job is available, it goes to an American rather than a foreign citizen, whether legal immigrant or illegal alien. However, the brains of neither the profits-at-any-cost types nor many "liberals" aren't wired that way; both groups would gladly...

Dionne Searcey /Wall Street Journal lies about Obama birth certificate being "authenticated" - 12/04/08

Dionne Searcey of the Wall Street Journal offers "Obama’s Citizenship Again Questioned And Then Answered" (link), which links to and barely rewrites the article from Sara Olkon and James Janega of the Chicago Tribune. Their lie is her lie; see that link and the Obama citizenship summary for the details.

Barack Obama lies about Rush Limbaugh in Spanish-language ads - 09/17/08

... (link) * Nick Timiraos of the Wall Street Journal includes some of the response from Limbaugh here, but also downplays the extent to which the BHO campaign took the quotes out of context. A quote I left was deleted; I left it again and that might be deleted as well. * Beltway lightweight Ana Marie Cox links to the Tapper piece, but fails to note that taking quotes out of context was...