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Press continues to destroy its own credibility with euphemisms for ILLEGAL immigrants

By someone else follow someone else   2017 Feb 18, 11:22pm 12,600 views   134 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


http://tomnichols.net/blog/2012/06/16/immigration-euphemisms-reuters-ups-ante/

Just two days ago, I went on a rip about TIME Magazine‘s blatant shilling for illegal immigrants in a cover story that featured a multi-ethnic group of illegals led by a Pulitzer prize winning journalist (who also is in the United States illegally).

TIME, like so many other politically correct bastions in mainstream journalism, referred to people breaking the law as “undocumented,” a mangled euphemism that is accurate only insofar as it describes the lack of a document, and misleading insofar as it implies that somewhere a document exists.

Technically I suppose that the virtue-signalling phrase that "No people are illegal" is correct. So should we admit that's right and be even more accurate, calling them what they really are: criminal immigrants?

#criminal #immigrants

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95   someone else   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 21, 9:41am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Kinda funny how there is no official count of Syrian refugees in Saudi Arabia.

Why not?

96   someone else   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 21, 9:42am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

joeyjojojunior says

Bob is 100% correct. If you don't stop the demand, a wall isn't going to solve anything. Enforce the laws against hiring illegals, and the demand will dry up. With no demand, the immigrants will stop coming.

I agree!

97   someone else   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 21, 9:44am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

bob2356 says

So you are willing to exploit them

WTF? Where did you even get this?

Asking lawbreakers to leave is in no way exploiting them.

98   Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Feb 21, 10:23am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Illegal immigration is the migration of people across national borders in a way that violates the immigration laws of the destination country. Immigration, including illegal immigration, is overwhelmingly upward, from a poorer to a richer country. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illegal_immigration

It seems only natural to extend the definition to "illegal immigrants."

Example: Illegal squatting. Illegal squatters.

99   joeyjojojunior   ignore (1)   2017 Feb 21, 11:01am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

"I agree!"

Great, so let's not waste how ever many hundreds of billions of dollars on a boondoggle and instead pay down the debt with it. What do you say?

100   someone else   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 21, 11:33am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I agree that we should jail the employers of illegal aliens.

But I also want a wall because we need multiple avenues of defense against illegal immigration.

101   bob2356   ignore (4)   2017 Feb 21, 11:55am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

rando says

bob2356 says

So you are willing to exploit them

WTF? Where did you even get this?

Asking lawbreakers to leave is in no way exploiting them.

You are buying products every day from companies that use illegals to produce them. That makes you just as much a part of the problem as the illegals coming in.

102   mostly reader   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 21, 12:17pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

bob2356 says

You are buying products every day from companies that use illegals to produce them. That makes you just as much a part of the problem as the illegals coming in.

It doesn't. This is a bullshit argument. In no alternatives/no disclosure system, the chain of guilt stops at the employer.
Or else you are personally responsible for waterboarding in Guantanamo. As much as the torturers. Because your taxes sponsor it.

103   MrEd   ignore (1)   2017 Feb 21, 1:40pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

"if" , as used, is a conjunction in the sentence deployed to convey the idea that the author has not completely evaluated the cost effectiveness of a wall to impede / keep out illegal aliens.
How you arrive at your supposition below is hard to fathom, unless one also takes into consideration the thought processes of a rabid hardliner still ill with the aftershakes of a Trumpian Victory.

bob2356 says

So if is a valid reason for government spending?

Mr Ed says

And if a wall adds to the security of the nation in a cost effective way, that should also be part of the plan.

104   MrEd   ignore (1)   2017 Feb 21, 1:42pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Border Patrol agents have been ordered to release dripping-wet illegal immigrants at the Rio Grande unless they actually see them climbing out of the river, creating what amounts to “an open border with Mexico,” the chief of the agents’ labor union told Congress in new testimony last week.
Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told the House Judiciary Committee that agents were given the orders verbally soon after President Obama laid out plans for limiting immigration enforcement in 2014.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/apr/10/border-patrol-ordered-to-release-illegals-still-so/

bob2356 says

Which law was the border patrol told not to enforce? Where is the order? It's true because I believe it should be true?

105   OneTwo   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 21, 2:40pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

rando says

So am I.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/09/04/the-arab-worlds-wealthiest-nations-are-doing-next-to-nothing-for-syrias-refugees/

Except, as I said, that's not really an accurate representation of the facts - the distinction is with the use of the term refugees as is touched on in that article. Those countries issue visas rather than take in 'refugees.' They are therefore supplying education, healthcare and jobs to these people. As I stated, the UAE has issued 100,000 such visas since 2011. Other Gulf countries also do the same thing, so in the terms you are using, they may not be housing 'refugees', but it is clearly not accurate to say they aren't taking in Syrians.

106   someone else   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 21, 2:43pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Reeks of a convenient way to avoid anyone checking on the actual numbers.

107   OneTwo   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 21, 2:45pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

rando says

Reeks of a convenient way to avoid anyone checking on the actual numbers.

What does? It's far easier to check visas issued than it is counting refugees pouring across borders and sitting in refugee camps.

108   someone else   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 21, 2:51pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The UN counts refugees.

Countries count their own visas.

109   OneTwo   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 21, 2:57pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

rando says

The UN counts refugees.

Countries count their own visas.

So are you arguing that those countries are lying and have issued zero visas to Syrians since 2011?

110   curious2   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 21, 3:16pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

bob2356 says

rando says

bob2356 says

Your are a fact spewing killjoy destroying a perfectly good sound bite.

So am I.

You need to stop getting news from a source that couldn't make it as toilet paper in the dc metro.

Patrick had linked the Washington Post, but your opinion of how that publication has fallen is duly noted and widely shared.

Chancellor Merkel said publicly Germany could import more than half a million Muslims annually, "indefinitely," and she wanted other European countries to import more. If the EU had expanded to include Turkey, then the migration would have accelerated. Turkey is already in NATO, and migration (whether legal or illegal, and by whatever name) from or via Turkey to the EU can continue just as migration from or via Mexico can occur into the USA. NATO and Gulf State wars in the mideast drive Syrian Sunnis mostly into NATO countries. 80% of Syrians blamed NATO (specifically the USA) for what happened to their country, and 20% called ISIL/Daesh "a positive influence." Nearly all the displaced migrants into NATO believe in Sunni Islam, so their most likely impacts on "liberal" democracies will probably include terror and social regression, thus demonstrating the identitarian left's betrayal of liberalism.

111   bob2356   ignore (4)   2017 Feb 21, 3:22pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

MrEd says

Border Patrol agents have been ordered to release dripping-wet illegal immigrants at the Rio Grande unless they actually see them climbing out of the river, creating what amounts to “an open border with Mexico,” the chief of the agents’ labor union told Congress in new testimony last week.

Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told the House Judiciary Committee that agents were given the orders verbally soon after President Obama laid out plans for limiting immigration enforcement in 2014.

A verbal order to 21,000 agents? Nothing in writing at any level in as big as organization as border patrol. If you really buy that I've got some land (honest it's not a swamp, it just looks like a swamp) in Florida for sale I'd really like to talk to you about. What a joke.

112   bob2356   ignore (4)   2017 Feb 21, 3:38pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

mostly reader says

bob2356 says

You are buying products every day from companies that use illegals to produce them. That makes you just as much a part of the problem as the illegals coming in.

It doesn't. This is a bullshit argument. In no alternatives/no disclosure system, the chain of guilt stops at the employer.

Or else you are personally responsible for waterboarding in Guantanamo. As much as the torturers. Because your taxes sponsor it.

You are more responsible than people following what was a legal order. .Because you elected the people that condoned it. Because you failed to make a stand. Because you can't be a principled person and use the I didn't want to know about it excuse.

113   bob2356   ignore (4)   2017 Feb 21, 3:41pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

rando says

The UN counts refugees.

Countries count their own visas.

The UN counts refugees that meet the criteria of UN refugees as per the rules of the UN. Now you are a big defender of the UN?

114   someone else   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 21, 3:45pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

curious2 says

the identitarian left's betrayal of liberalism.

That's a good way to put it.

115   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (2)   2017 Feb 21, 3:53pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

YesYNot says

the fact that the easy solution is not used is proof that they don't actually want to stop it.

That's exactly right. This is what "the establishment" is: both parties and the media agree on that question. They hedge one way or an other but they arrange that nothing is done against their agenda.
And one part of their agenda is they want immigrants to keep wages low. They really don't care about anything else.

On the other side of that we have the would-be leader who calls the media 'the opposition party'.
It's supposed to be a free speech society. But free speech is not supposed to be 95% special interests.

116   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (2)   2017 Feb 21, 3:56pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

What has the establishment learned from the election of Donald Trump?
Nothing!... Let's put him in a mental hospital and continue with business as usual.

117   MrEd   ignore (1)   2017 Feb 21, 3:57pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It's congressional testimony from the head of the union of 21000 agents. Under oath.
The Obama administration did not make it law so there would/could be no accountability.
Word has filtered down not to enforce the law to the agents on the ground, regardless of whether it is hardcoded law or not.
They obey to keep their jobs.
21,000 strong say it is so. You say it isn't. Gee who are we to believe?

bob2356 says

A verbal order to 21,000 agents? Nothing in writing at any level in as big as organization as border patrol.

118   MrEd   ignore (1)   2017 Feb 21, 3:58pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

As far as I know, Sombodies 1 bedroom condo is not for sale.

bob2356 says

If you really buy that I've got some land (honest it's not a swamp, it just looks like a swamp) in Florida for sale I'd really like to talk to you about. What a joke.

119   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (2)   2017 Feb 21, 4:01pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

YesYNot says

I think that the most common argument against the wall is that it is not going to work (on it's own), and it will cost a lot up front and in maintenance. Personally, I don't think the cost is that great, but I have doubts that it will work well.

The idea that a 2000 miles wall could stop determined human beings is, of course, preposterous.
But the way it works is you add obstacles everywhere on the way, and continue by deporting those you catch everywhere in the country.

121   mostly reader   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 21, 5:52pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

> bob2356 says
> You are more responsible than people following what was a legal order. .Because you elected the people that condoned it. Because you failed to make a stand. Because you can't be a principled person and use the I didn't want to know about it excuse.

Let me count: non-sequitur, lame attempt at high-ground maneuver, and a logical mistake. In only 3 lines.

1. Non-sequitur: attempt to make Joe the voter responsible for waterboarding, as if it's a response to my statement. It's not. Here is my original statement, expanded: You do pay taxes, don't you? By YOUR own logic (implied responsibility via financial support), YOUR taxes support waterboarding, YOU personally are responsible.
To that, you conveniently replaced yourself with some other abstraction, and moved on to high ground maneuver.
2. Talking about principled people - that high-ground maneuver which is founded on a lie. Your original statement - "you use products made by illegals, therefore you are just as guilty" - screams of it, and so does this follow-up. You are using the same brush to paint those who corrupted the system and those who are forced to live in the corrupted system. Thus you hide the true perpetrators.
3. "You are more responsible" BS. Those people who followed a legal order, guess what? they are at the very least voters as well! We are at least equal, in terms of responsibility. But wait... in addition to that, they actually went ahead with that order (and didn't make a stand, like you are suggesting) Do you somehow consider it а mitigating circumstance for them and claim that Joe the voter is guilty-er?

You can't make this up.

122   bob2356   ignore (4)   2017 Feb 21, 10:45pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

mostly reader says

Let me count: non-sequitur, lame attempt at high-ground maneuver, and a logical mistake. In only 3 lines.

Yea sure, whatever you say. Let me know how much time and effort you have put into trying to reach the high ground. I've put in plenty. Not successfully, there are far more like you than like me. But I have made the effort.

1. Joe the voter is responsible. Politicians make the call to waterboard or to ignore corporations exploiting illegals. Taxes are irrelevant. Buying and being taxed are not comparable.

2. Principled people make the effort. Voting, calling out your congressman/senator, speaking out, trying very hard not to enable to exploitation of illegals as much as possible. People saying we should get rid of these illegals without looking at what part of the problem they are and what they can do about it are hypocrites.

3. Can't follow your mumble jumble. Soldiers have a legal duty to carry out lawful orders, there is no guilt involved. Voting is a voluntary choice. Voters carry the responsibility for the actions of their choices.

I'm all for getting the illegals to go home. Get rid of the jobs they will. Building a wall is political theatre. I am very curious who will profit from building the wall and the increased enforcement though.

123   joeyjojojunior   ignore (1)   2017 Feb 22, 4:59am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The wall is meat for his base, pure and simple. It's good political rhetoric. But horrible actual policy.

124   FortWayne   ignore (4)   2017 Feb 22, 8:22am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Left doesn't want their cheap indentured servants deported. They fight for replacing Americans with cheap labor harder than for anything else.

125   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (43)   2017 Feb 22, 9:10am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

rando says

Kinda funny how there is no official count of Syrian refugees in Saudi Arabia.

Why not?

They're taken as slaves.

126   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Feb 22, 9:23am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

FortWayne says

Left doesn't want their cheap indentured servants deported. They fight for replacing Americans with cheap labor harder than for anything else.

Actually that's capitalists, not the left. Capitalists want, in the following order
1. Slavery
2. Indentured servitude
3. Child labor
4. Economic slavery in the form of outsourced third world powerless labor
5. Illegal immigrants that have no bargaining power because of their illegal status
6. Legal temporary workers that are routinely kicked out of the country and replaced by others before they can establish bargaining power.

Numbers 1 to 3 have been outlaw thanks to progressives. 4 is used whenever it can be. When it can't 5 is used. 6 is the fallback position, but it's harder to implement.

Illegal immigration is utterly a failure of capitalism and Reaganomics and deregulation. Put simply, Fort Wayne, YOU are the cause of the problem. Your economic positions are the direct, central, and sole cause of illegal immigration.

127   anonymous   ignore (null)   2017 Feb 22, 11:51am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Illegal immigration has been fostered by both the Right and the Left. The Right wants cheap labor, and the Left wants their votes. It's corruption on both sides.

We can't make healthcare for everyone work unless we have strong immigration policies and enforcement.

128   someone else   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 22, 3:12pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

just any guy says

Illegal immigration has been fostered by both the Right and the Left. The Right wants cheap labor, and the Left wants their votes. It's corruption on both sides.

We can't make healthcare for everyone work unless we have strong immigration policies and enforcement.

I agree with both statements.

First step, we jail the employers of illegal aliens

129   BlueSardine   ignore (3)   2017 Feb 22, 3:48pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

That's because the limosine libbys would be forced to indenture their jobless worthless kids for those tasks, and suffer the peer group shameing that would entail...
FortWayne says

Left doesn't want their cheap indentured servants deported.

130   mostly reader   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 22, 7:18pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

> bob2356

You are dodging the argument and moving to irrelevancies AGAIN.
1. Whether voter is responsible or not doesn't address the point. Your insistence on voter's responsibility (an irrelevancy used as a step towards the high ground maneuver) shows that you don't have an argument that actually does.
2. For the point at hand, there is something in common between buying products made using illegal labor and paying taxes: you can't really avoid either one in a practical way. With buying, you simply don't know if a product wasn't made using illegal labor (at least in CA); with taxes, there is the almighty IRS. One may support illegal employment, the other one Guantanamo, but as an individual you simply don't have the right to refuse. At the very least, it would mean extreme hardship (legal problems in one case, hunting and gathering and never shopping in the other - for hunting, make your own bow and arrows first). When you wrote that Patrick, as a consumer, is just as much part of the problem - it smelled like BS from miles away, because for all practical (and legal) reasons responsibility stops at the employer.
3. "Can't follow your mumble jumble." - I'm not surprised. The problem is at your end.

131   LarryPatrickMaloney   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 23, 12:48am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick,

It pleases me to see you not ripping into President Trump, and giving him a chance, 👍

It appears we have many views we agree on. 😏

132   someone else   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 23, 9:26am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

@LarryPatrickMaloney I think Trump has a lot of good policies and I am totally for giving him a chance.

The press has abandoned even a pretense of neutral reporting on Trump. It's depressing.

I hope Trump keeps right on steamrolling with his agenda. If he can bring back even part of US manufacturing he will have been a success.

133   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Feb 23, 12:31pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

rando says

The press has abandoned even a pretense of neutral reporting on Trump. It's depressing.

Was reporting on the Obama administration ever neutral?

134   curious2   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 23, 1:58pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Dan8267 says

rando says

The press has abandoned even a pretense of neutral reporting on Trump. It's depressing.

Was reporting on the Obama administration ever neutral?

It was equally partisan but supportive instead of oppositional. The tsunami of misleading "fake news" on behalf of Obamneycare echoed the fake news about Iraqi WMD and advocating war in Iraq. It's an often observed axiom of press coverage: the more you know about an event, the more clearly you see the inaccuracies of the press coverage; conversely, the less you know about the event, the more likely you are to believe the press coverage. As justme observed in a different thread, "The most dangerous form of fake news is the kind that seems believable, but is actually wrong and/or very misleading." After reading Obamneycare and thinking through the consequences, I predicted it would result in Americans dying sooner and poorer than they would have otherwise. Today, we see rising mortality rates, shorter life expectancy, and rising medical costs. People who believed the press endorsements of Obamneycare feel surprised, and look for other explanations. I don't feel surprised at all, because I based my opinion on what the policy actually says, and what that would do.

Same with Islam. When you read what it says, you're not surprised by what it does. If you don't read it, but rely instead on the misleading "fake news", you can be fooled and then surprised by the recurring manifestations of the doctrine.

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