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Latest Greg Sargent, Simon Rosenberg deception: pass amnesty to stop kids crossing the border - 06/24/14

... sunroof. Greg Sargent of the Washington Post and Simon Rosenberg of the New Democratic Network are a lot like that. The used car salesman will say anything to sell a car, and Sargent and Rosenberg will say anything to sell amnesty. The latest example is Sargent's "Care about minors crossing border? Then pass immigration reform now!" ( peekURL.com/zzc85NP ) in which he and Rosenberg claim that...

Americans for a Conservative Direction ad "Choices" misleads about immigration (Zuckerberg, Facebook) - 06/10/14

... is revealed in nun's death" by Washington Post Metro columnist Robert McCartney ( ). You can also contact those he tweets with using @McCartneyWP and point out to them that he too promoted the same false choice as the ad: "The killer fact in this debate that they are not willing to admit -- because they know it's highly unrealistic and exorbitantly costly -- is that the only alternative [to...

More ways Jennifer Rubin is wrong on immigration - 05/27/14

... tell when Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post is wrong on immigration? When she's writing or speaking about it. See her name's link for several past examples. For more examples, see May 25's "How does immigration reform fit into reform conservatism?" ( peekURL.com/zjSKGHd ). I'll briefly take a look at part of it, describe how that's wrong, and then describe something simple you can do about...

Rick Perry, NBC, Washington Post implicitly admit immigration attrition would work - 02/24/14

... inducement. Reid Wilson of the Washington Post offers "Rick Perry thinks Mexico may have just solved America’s immigration problem" ( peekURL.com/z2TkLak ) [1]: If, a handful of years into the future, the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States has fallen sharply or zeroed out, the president will deserve all the credit. Mexico’s president, that is... Texas Gov. Rick Perry, no...

TheDream.US: Don Graham, Gates, Bloomberg, Norquist turn their backs on American students (scholarships for illegal aliens) - 02/04/14

Former Washington Post CEO Don Graham has launched TheDream . US [1] to give 1000 scholarships worth $25,000 each to illegal aliens admitted to the DACA program. Their effort will no doubt give some the warm fuzzies, but what about struggling American college students? Every dollar TheDream will give to a foreign citizen is a dollar they could give to one of their fellow Americans. It's their...

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

... include: * Greg Sargent of the Washington Post ("GOP leaders agree: Immigration system needs to be fixed, but...", peekURL.com/zfedMwq , @ThePlumLineGS) * Rebecca Shabad of The Hill ("Majority favors a pathway to citizenship, report finds", peekURL.com/zth3GXL , @RebeccaShabad) * Courtney Coren of NewsMax ("Poll: 63 Percent Still Favor Path to Citizenship", peekURL.com/zSEf3Dg , @CourtnySue [not...

Paul Farhi, shocked to see the Koch brothers defend themselves, helps the Kochs (WaPo, Koch Facts) - 07/15/13

Paul Farhi of the Washington Post offers "Billionaire Koch brothers use Web to take on media reports they dispute" (link), an example of why dislike of the MSM never goes out of style. I'm no fan of the Koch family; see the link. In fact, I've been opposing them (and their surrogates) for years. See Reason Magazine and libertarians. But, like everyone else, they have a right to defend themselves...

Where's Lisa Miller's compassion for billions of people? (Washington Post, On Faith, religion editor) - 02/04/13

... is the religion editor of the Washington Post, and she offers a disreputable column designed to support illegal immigration in "The biblical case for immigration reform" ( peekURL.com/zw9kwbn ). First, for those new to these issues, there's nothing in her piece about good policy or what's best for most people. Her goal is simply to support her bosses' agenda. And, in that she's shameless,...

How the Senate amnesty bill's border commission will be bogus (path to citizenship, Americas Voice) - 01/28/13

... rubberstamp. From Greg Sargent of the Washington Post ( peekURL.com/zxANGmE ): The fate of immigration reform, then, largely rests on what this commission looks like, who is on it, and what metric it uses to decide when the border is secure. At first glance, doesn’t this basically constitute giving people like Arizona Governor Jan Brewer veto power over when the citizenship process begins? Many...

Jennifer Rubin's very weak arguments for immigration amnesty - 11/21/12

Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post offers "Weak anti-immigration reform arguments" ( peekURL.com/zJXvqvc ). I'll show you why her arguments are themselves very weak. If you're one of the few who trusts anything Rubin says, keep reading. Her first argument is in response to the claim that comprehensive immigration reform (see the link) is amnesty. To that, she replies: For starters that...

Washington Post admits there's a surplus of scientists (skilled immigration) - 07/09/12

... as they can get, yet even the Washington Post admits there aren't enough jobs for all the laboratory scientists who are here now. From "U.S. pushes for more scientists, but the jobs aren’t there" (link) by Brian Vastag: ...There are too many laboratory scientists for too few jobs. That reality runs counter to messages sent by President Obama and the National Science Foundation and other...

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

... issue?" Author: Rachel Weiner of Washington Post link "I'm not sure people have a sense that immigration is down," said Joshua Uliberri of the Democratic polling firm Lake Research Partners. In states with large Hispanic populations, "it hasn't penetrated their view of the issue." Whit Ayres, a Republican pollster at Resurgent Republic, agreed. "A change in the data is not likely to change...

Tea Party poll: 50% say the more they hear, the less they like; losing young adults, seniors, women... - 04/15/12

A new Washington Post / ABC News poll conducted by Gary Langer shows the Teaparties movement continuing its downward slide in popularity (see our extensive coverage at Tea Parties). From the PDF (link, write-up here): ...Interest in learning more about Tea Party is down 7 points from spring 2010... six in 10 Americans aren’t particularly interested in additional information about the Tea Party,...

Questions for Marc Thiessen about Marco Rubio (Washington Post, American Enterprise Institute) - 03/26/12

... Institute writes a column for the Washington Post and this week he offers "The Great Whisperer" (link) about a supposed whispering campaign against Marco Rubio. In the column he says the following; questions based on this are below: Rubio could help deliver the key swing state of Florida, and as the first Hispanic vice presidential nominee he would give the (Mitt Romney) team a fighting chance...

Obama campaign manager tweets "chimichanga" and GOP outraged: what they won't mention - 02/15/12

... multiculturalism. ------------------ [1] Dana Milbank of the Washington Post wrote "Does the GOP care about Latino voters?" (link) which ends with this: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) spoke about the wonders of his state. “The lettuce in your salad this month almost certainly came from Arizona,” McCain said. “It’s also believed that the chimichanga has its origin in Arizona.” The chimichanga? It may...

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

... 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 and day to ignore the related attrition plan and has...

Bloomberg/WaPo GOP debate, October 11, 2011 (Perry, Romney, Cain, Bachmann...) - 10/11/11

Tonight Bloomberg and the Washington Post will be conducting yet another worthless GOP debate. Feel free to leave comments below before, during or after the debate. This post will be updated after a transcript becomes available. This debate stands to be just as bad and as much of a public disservice as all the others. Participants: Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Michelle Bachmann, Jon Huntsman, Herman...

Disingenuous Adam Serwer spins Obama's mini-amnesty (immigration, DREAM Act) - 09/14/11

... on Greg Sargent's blog in the Washington Post ("Obama deserves enormous credit for immigration move", link, [1]). Let's take a look at his spinning. He writes: Since taking office, the Obama administration has implemented a far more aggressive immigration enforcement policy than the Bush administration - deporting close to 400,000 people a year. The idea was that aggressive enforcement would...

George Will misleads about a root cause of California problems - 05/21/11

... Fiscal Con is George Will of the Washington Post, who offers "Golden State blues", link. In the article, he misleads his readers by not revealing a major cause of high spending: [California's supposedly high] tax levels are surely related to these demographic facts: Between 2000 and 2010, Los Angeles gained fewer people than in any decade since the 1890s, and Los Angeles and the San Francisco...

Teaparty: 52% unfavorable, just 35% favorable (WaPo ABC poll) (socialism gets 36% favorable) - 01/19/11

... opinion of them? According to a new Washington Post / ABC News poll (link), just 35% of Americans have a favorable opinion of the teaparty movement, down from 38% in September 2010 and from 41% in March 2010. Meanwhile, their unfavorable rating has jumped to 52%, from a low of 39% in March 2010. Only 16% are strongly favorable on the teaparties. If the partiers were as mainstream and all-...

Community college budgets cut across U.S. & many turned away even as some want to give college slots to illegal aliens - 11/27/10

The Washington Post offers "Workers seek new skills at community colleges, but classes are full" (link) about the budget cuts that community colleges are making across the U.S. and focusing on Nevada. Needless to say, Peter Whoriskey of the WaPo doesn't reveal that even as Americans are being turned away from community colleges, Harry Reid wants to give limited college resources to foreign...

Glenn Beck "Restoring Honor" rally linked to Dick Armey (Koch too?) - 08/28/10

... University (link). 2. The original Washington Post story on the event featured a photo showing a very small crowd and referred to the "thousands" of attendees and also highlighted that most were white. Part and parcel of their fringe ideology is that the tea party types - to be frank - aren't smart and sane enough to take effective action against those like the WaPo. The picture in question is...

Harold Meyerson lies about GOP's 14th Amendment charade; his push for race-based power - 08/11/10

Harold Meyerson of the Washington Post offers "Why the GOP really wants to alter the 14th Amendment" (link) in which he outrageously lies about the push by some in the GOP to clarify or alter the 14th Amendment in relation to birthright citizenship for the children of illegal aliens. As with others who've tried to mislead about this issue, he doesn't admit what Lindsey Graham himself implied: the...

United We Stand Border Coalition Tea Party Rally: Sharron Angle, J.D. Hayworth, less effective... - 08/10/10

... by Sandhya Somashekhar of the Washington Post (link) and "Judge who ruled on Arizona law is well versed in immigration cases" (link) by the same author. What if UWSFA could get those like Somashekhar to do real reporting? What if they could prevent her from referring to Arizona's new immigration law as "hard-line" and Hayworth as "a hard-liner on illegal immigration"? What if they could have...

Dana Milbank misleads about Arizona and immigration crime (for the most part) - 07/09/10

... UPDATE BELOW] Dana Milbank of the Washington Post offers "Headless bodies and other immigration tall tales in Arizona" (link) in which he misleads about some aspects of immigration crime in that state, even if he gets some things right. He also helps reveal problems that supporters of Arizona's new immigration law have; more on that below. And, of course, he illustrates again just how much...

Dave Weigel refers to "Paultards"; Drudge has "emotional problems", should "set himself on fire" - 06/24/10

... it in for Dave Weigel of the Washington Post, because someone on the private "Journolist" email list (started by Ezra Klein) has released some "interesting" emails that Weigel sent to the list. This is all very much disgustingly Inside The Beltway, but then again please take a look at his name's link, and note also that the post at his personal site where David Weigel wrote about me and then...

Lee Sherman of Mint cowardly gives in to illegal immigration supporters (Timothy Lee, Megan McArdle, Dave Weigel, Ezra Klein, Max Read) - 06/18/10

... Klein has his smears at [4]. His Washington Post colleague Dave Weigel's report (not as bad as the others, for what that's worth) is at [5]. I'd never heard of Mint before a couple days ago when I first saw their graphic (perhaps through Digg). I wasn't impressed for various reasons: it didn't cite who offered which statistic, some of the statistics seemed a bit off, and generally speaking...

GOP's "America Speaking Out" is worse than just a joke - 05/26/10

Following their "YouCut" stunt, the GOP has released yet another stunt called "America Speaking Out" (americaspeakingout.com, put together by Rep. Kevin McCarthy). Like YouCut, it's based on popular voting systems and lets users submit and vote on ideas in a limited set of categories.

Robert Koulish has a very skewed view of immigration's impact on democracy - 05/18/10

... today's example is offered by the Washington Post blog post by Steven Levingston entitled "Immigration's strain on democracy" [1]. Most of the post consists of a guest comment by Robert Koulish [2], and from the title and from the title of Koulish's book ("Immigration and American Democracy: Subverting the Rule of Law") you might think that they were going to discuss how illegal immigration...

Why the Tea Parties keep being called racist - 05/05/10

... Gardner and Krissah Thompson of the Washington Post offer "Tea party groups battling perceptions of racism" (link). While presented as an open-minded exploration of that issue it's, of course, an attempt by that paper to "just ask some questions" in order to yet again portray the tea partiers as racists. Why does this keep happening? Why aren't the tea partiers able to strike back effectively at...

Doris Meissner misleads, downplays border security's role in terrorism, uses bogus talking points - 05/02/10

... Institute - takes to the pages of the Washington Post to offer "5 Myths about immigration" (link). The title is unintentionally correct: most of them have her spreading myths to varying degrees. The five are listed below in bold, followed by my comments:

Obama administration considers suing Arizona over immigration law; preemption (+Kornblut, Markon wrong) - 04/28/10

Jerry Markon and Anne Kornblut offer "Justice Department considers suing Arizona to block immigration law" (link): Officials in the Obama administration are urging the extraordinary step of suing Arizona over its new immigration law, and the Justice Department is considering such an action to block the legislation from taking effect, government officials said Wednesday. A key legal ground being...

Why Michael Gerson can't be trusted on Arizona's immigration law - 04/28/10

... Arizona's political character" in the Washington Post (link). I'm going to outsource most of this to Byron York (link) and fill in some of the gaps. Gerson starts with no less than two hoary talking points in one paragraph: [Chaos on the border] is an argument for effective border enforcement. It is also an argument for a guest-worker program that permits an orderly, regulated flow of temporary...

Anne Kornblut, Spencer Hsu lie about Arizona immigration law (Washington Post) - 04/23/10

... Kornblut and Spencer Hsu of the Washington Post offer "Arizona governor signs immigration bill, reopening national debate" (link) in which they lie about a key part of that new law: Even before it was signed, President Obama criticized the Arizona law, which requires police to question anyone who appears to be in the country illegally... Under Arizona's new law, to take effect in 90 days, it...

How Crash the Tea Party could be effective (Brendan Steinhauser of Freedomworks knows!) - 04/14/10

... how they're vulnerable. At the Washington Post article, their Brendan Steinhauser says: Steinhauser passed on a chance to critique the CrashtheParty strategy of discrediting tea partiers. "I'm not going to suggest what they'd do if they were smart," he said. OK, so I'll do that: 1. Their opponents could send smart, high-minded people - i.e., not the Max Blumenthal types - to tea party events and...

ICE walks back from memo setting deportation quotas; "inconsistent with the administration's point of view" - 03/31/10

... Hsu and Andrew Becker of the Washington Post offered "ICE officials set quotas to deport more illegal immigrants" (link):

Hispanic leader promises civil disobedience without amnesty; Harold Meyerson helps (Casa de Maryland) - 03/17/10

... big illegal immigration march, Washington Post columnist Harold Meyerson says (link):

The Coffee Party Movement: anti-Tea Party group with 9500 Liberty - 02/13/10

... be seen. 2/26/10 UPDATE: The Washington Post has a three-screener on the group here.

Washington Post editorial promotes policies that would hurt U.S. and Haiti - 01/30/10

For some reason, the Washington Post is a strong supporter of "solving" Haiti's problems by supporting massive immigration from that country. They've done that through at least one article, at least one guest editorial, and now an editorial. However, what they support would make the situation in both the U.S. and Haiti worse: it would add workers to the U.S. labor market while millions are...

"Temporary" Protected Status for Haitian illegal aliens pushed by profiteers (Haiti earthquake) - 01/14/10

... Sanders. From NC Aizenman of the Washington Post (link): (The Florida politicians including Ileana Ros Lehtinen) are among several leaders holding separate news conferences in Miami on Thursday to draw further attention to the issue. Others include the head of the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, who will be accompanied by Edwidge Danticat, a celebrated Haitian author and winner of a MacArthur...