Adam Nagourney spins his way into 30% of young adults sharing NYT loose immigration policies
Young Americans are more likely than the general public to favor a government-run universal health care insurance system, an open-door policy on immigration and the legalization of gay marriage, according to a New York Times/CBS News/MTV poll. The poll also found that they are more likely to say the war in Iraq is heading to a successful conclusion... And 30 percent said that "Americans should always welcome new immigrants," while 24 percent of the general public holds that view...
As you might have already surmised, this latest poll is simply yet more propaganda from the NYT designed to support massive immigration. Here's the actual question:
54. Which comes closer to your opinion: 1) America should always welcome all immigrants, OR 2) America should always welcome some immigrants, but not others, OR 3) America cannot afford to open its doors to any newcomers?
Note that the poll says "all immigrants", but Nagourney said "new". What exactly does Nagourney's "open door" claim mean? What exactly does part #1 above mean? Is Nagourney trying to claim that they support literally open borders? Do the 30% who answered yes to part #1 want literally open borders? Or, could some of them think we should only allow a reasonable number of immigrants per year, but we shouldn't be mean to them? Or, could they mean that we should allow a reasonable number of people to come here from a wide variety of backgrounds? Could some percentage of the 30% be supporting a reasonable immigration policy that isn't weighted towards one country or region or one type of immigrant? If so, isn't Nagourney simply a lying hack?
If they mean literally open borders, isn't it more a sign of stupidity than anything else if someone would support allowing, say, Pakistani extremists to come here? What percentage of those who answered yes to part #1 had open borders in mind, and shouldn't someone besides me point out the issues with open borders?
Shouldn't a real reporter go into things like that, instead of simply using this highly-flawed poll to support his bosses' desire for massive immigration? Yes, a real reporter would do that, which leaves Adam Nagourney out.