Don Goldwater's "concentration camps": a setup by illegal immigration supporters
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Arizona gubanatorial candidate Don Goldwater has received well-deserved condemnation of his calls for "concentration camps" for illegal aliens from such stalwart Americans as John McCain (R-AZ) and Jim Kolbe (R-AZ).
However, there's just one problem: Goldwater didn't call for "concentration camps"; that phrase came from the state-run Spanish news agency EFE when reporting on his comments.
The original article is at efe.es/includesasp/noticias.asp?opcion=4&id=1225615. Their report reads like something from a tabloid TV show that engages in highly selective editing:
Proponen campos de concentracion para inmigrantes indocumentados
Phoenix (Arizona), 21 jun (EFE).- El aspirante republicano a la gobernacion de Arizona, Don Goldwater, propuso el establecimiento de campos de concentracion para inmigrantes indocumentados cerca de la frontera, a quienes se les obligaría a construir el muro fronterizo.
Goldwater afirmo recientemente que su intencion es detener a los indocumentados en campos de concentracion para usarlos "como mano de obra en la construccion de un muro y limpiar las areas del desierto de Arizona que ensucian a su paso..."
There isn't much more to it. Specifically, there are no damning quotes such as one might expect to find from an article that leads with the "concentration camps" claim.
In fact, the sharp-eyed reader of the AP write-up is given a bit of a clue:
The article described Goldwater's plan as a "concentration camp" for migrants.
If I describe the AP as a Communist organization, does that make it true?
This appears to be a case of EFE playing fast and loose with their journalistic credibility, and supporters of illegal immigration such as the AP, McCain, Kolbe, and the WaPo are eager to jump on board.