New Anti-Immigrant Spokespersons Carry On FAIR’s Dirty Work

June 25, 2010 by Jill Garvey · Comments Off
Filed under: Immigration, News, Politics 

danstein2After Rachel Maddow’s credibility crippling exposé on the Federation for American Immigration (FAIR), the anti-immigrant movement’s linchpin is still finding ways to sneak comments into mainstream media stories on immigration. Although many news outlets have avoided citing the group since Dan Stein’s embarrassing debate with Maddow, the organization continues to pop up in national papers such as The Washington Post and USA Today. Rarely do newspapers describe the group for what it really is, an anti-immigrant hate group. Instead mainstream media seems more comfortable describing it merely as an organization that desires less immigration.

Pretty tame depiction for an organization that took $1.2 million from the white supremacist Pioneer Fund, a foundation that has a history of promoting the genetic superiority of white, European-Americans.

One thing’s for sure, it would be difficult for reporters to briefly sum up the controversy surrounding FAIR. But if they did, they could start by telling readers about FAIR’s former staffers who’ve been associated with the Council of Conservative Citizens, the reconstituted, segregationist White Citizens’ Councils. Read more

What is an ‘Illegal Student”?

December 17, 2009 by Imagine 2050 Editors · Comment
Filed under: Immigration, Politics 

An article on immigration in USA Today caught our eye yesterday due to its excessive sourcing of anti-immigrant groups. Specifically, it quoted FAIR and Center for Immigration Studies - both organizations were founded by John Tanton who has ties to white nationalism and racial eugenics. Apparently, the reporter also caught the ire of the very student organizers who tried to assist her in putting the story together. Dreamactivist blasted reporter Emily Bazar in a blog article on The Sanctuary. Here is an excerpt…

Would a truly reputable national newspaper use the N-word to describe African-Americans?

I doubt it.

The USA Today article “Groups try to delay deportations of illegal students” gets it wrong once again by calling immigrant students in the United States “illegal.”

BEWARE: USA Today reporter, Emily Bazar thinks it is alright to label young immigrants without papers as “illegal immigrants” because NumbersUSA and NCLR had a webcast where this was decided. Here is the email to prove this.

But wait, I get the “illegal immigrant” because that slur is familiar. However, WHAT is an “illegal student?” Read more

Olympic Coverage Marred by Media Bias

August 25, 2008 by Jill Garvey · 2 Comments
Filed under: Immigration, Sports 

A few days ago an Associated Press article caught my attention. It told the inspiring story of Henry Cejudo and his road to Olympic Gold. It’s a powerful story - determined young man rises from poverty, fights the odds, and becomes the best. Unfortunately read more