Anne Kornblut, Spencer Hsu lie about Arizona immigration law (Washington Post)

Serial liars Anne 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 will be a state crime to be in the country illegally, and legal immigrants will be required to carry paperwork proving their status. Arizona police will generally be required to question anyone they "reasonably suspect" of being undocumented -- a provision that critics argue will lead to widespread racial profiling, but that supporters insist will give authorities the flexibility to enforce existing immigration laws.

1. Their lie in the first sentence is the same as the CNN lie: police can question people about their immigration status if they suspect that they're here illegally, but only as part of a detention for something else. They aren't going to be running around asking people willy-nilly as Kornblut and Hsu would have you believe. See the last link for all the details.

2. And, just like CNN, they failed to note that federal law already requires legal immigrants to carry their paperwork with them.

Just how closely their claims about the bill match those from CNN is certainly interesting; did they get those claims from CNN or from some other source?