The L.A. Times: Distorters, Not Reporters, On Illegal Aliens
The Times devotes two full pages, plus a sizeable chunk of Page One, explaining how terrible life would be without the millions of people who came into this country illegally.
The Times needed to publish the article because simple-minded people like you, with your outdated notions like "rule of law," don't understand that we desperately need illegal aliens. You see, they are vital to our economy, according to the article, because some unspecified percentage of them work, buy bottled water and Argentinian CD's, and hold down the price of dining out. That premise takes the Times two full pages to explain.
Oh, yes, and in passing, there are two paragraphs buried in the middle disclosing: (i) the California Hospital Association says that emergency room care for illegal aliens costs us $650 million PER YEAR; and (ii) the Center for the Coninuing Study of the California Economy estimates that educating the children of illegal aliens costs us $6 billion PER YEAR.
If the reporter bothered to include the costs -- both human and economic -- of crimes committed by illegal aliens, well, somehow that discussion didn't make it into the print edition of the paper. Nor did any quantitative analysis of the costs of the increased congestion the illegal aliens cause, or the increases in taxes to provide them with AFDC, food stamps, and medical care beyond emergency rooms. Ditto re the impact on students' test scores, and the amount of private school tuition that U.S. citizens in California are paying because the public schools have become such a nightmare.
But the most interesting fact omitted, given the title of the article, is how much money the publishers of the L.A. Times make from illegal aliens. You see, the Tribune Company owns "Hoy," a Spanish language newspaper published in L.A., Chicago and New York. The illegal aliens who read and advertise in that paper are indeed essential -- to the wealthy owners of the L.A. Times, who could not care less about the quality of your life, as long as their revenues keep rolling in. "Essential" means "essential to the publishers."