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Sunday, May 27, 2007

How And Why The L.A. Times Is Biased On Illegal Immigration

By Walter Moore, Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles, MooreIsBetter.com.

Today's edition of the L.A. Times illustrates vividly how biased the paper is in favor of illegal aliens, and why. The bias appears in the stories, and the financial motivation for the bias appears in the classified ads. Here's a review:

1. "Immigration debate puts up a wall in the GOP."
This story, on page one, above the fold, is ostensibly about how some Republicans support the immigration legislation before Congress, and others oppose it. Conspicuous by its omission from the story, however, is any mention of how that legislation could affect our nation's finances or culture. Instead, the author implies that anyone who opposes the legislation must be racist and conservative:

-- ". . . it angers the GOP's mostly white base. . ."

-- ". . . provisions that anger many conservatives . . . ."

-- ". . . we will no longer be a national party if we try to define it as a white male, cul-de-sac, gated-community party."

-- "We lost a lot of white males. . . ."

The message is that only racist conservative white males support enforcement of the laws already on the books, the laws passed by the United States Congress.

2. "Cornerstone puts the immigration issue center stage."
This article, which appears on page one of the "Arts & Music" section, reports on a play to be presented at the Armory Northwest in Pasadena, by a man named Garces, called "Los Illegals." You can pretty much guess the slant of the play. Do you think this play, by this small theater group, would get this much coverage if their play was on a different subject, or took the opposite position? Me, neither.

3. "Family crossed the border to success."
The article appears on page one, above the fold, in the "California" section. Written by Steve Lopez, it's yet another apology for illegal immigration: "It's fair to ask questions about the cost of educating illegal immigrants and treating the sick, and about their impact on the legal labor force. But I know that if my family were starving in a country with an incompetent and corrupt government, and my children might have a better future across the border, I'd do what I had to do." Well then, that makes it all right, doesn't it? Indeed, why have immigration laws at all?

4. "The next Americans - Immigrants don't destroy our national identity, they renew it."
This essay covered all of page one of the "Opinion" section, and was written by Tomas Jimenez. He refers to "an estimated 12 million unauthorized immigrants." Unauthorized?! (Is a shoplifter an "unauthorized shopper?") Jimenez also makes the following claim about the language issue:

"The growth of non-English speaking immigrant populations, particularly those that speak Spanish, and the explosive rise in commercial services and media that cater to them have led commentators such as Pat Buchanan to pronounce the coming of a polyglot society. But nothing appears to be further from the truth."

Oh really? Then consider the next item in the paper:

5. "Hoy" Classified Ads
In the "Career Builder" portion of the classified ads, there are six huge ads -- three columns wide and maybe six to ten inches high -- for jobs at Hoy. What is “Hoy?” The L.A. Times describes it thus: “Hoy Newspaper, a Tribune and Los Angeles Times Media Group Company company, is a Spanish language daily providing the Hispanic perspective from front-page news to entertainment updates.” In other words, it’s just like the L.A. Times, but in Spanish.

Hoy needs a Subject Editor, an Assistant Subject Editor, an Internet Manager, a Marketing Assistant, a Supervisor for sales, and a Telephone Sales Representative. Every single position requires, of course, that an applicant "have excellent oral and written English and Spanish language skills." Job-seekers can apply at the L.A. Times website, and, in some cases, can directly e-mail a person with an L.A. Times e-mail account.

How much income do you suppose the Tribune company would lose if all the illegal aliens in the U.S. were deported? According to a report in October 2006, weekend circulation for Hoy in Los Angeles was 300,000. It’s also published in Chicago and, until recently, New York. Oh, but that's so crass of me, isn't it? I'm sure they don't care about money. They only care about what's best for our country.

27 Comments:

Blogger joseph mailander said:

Would have made a good "Outside the Tent." But as long as they insist on Outside the Tents coming in over the transom without even the promise of a kill fee, the Times exhibits even more bias against writers than it does against anything else.

May 27, 2007 10:05 AM  

Blogger Gary Aminoff said:

Well, Joseph, it may have a bias against writers, but I have to agree with Walter that it definitely has a bias in favor of illegal aliens. The illegal immigrant issue is economic from start to finish. It is supported by those who will benefit economically without consideration of the real economic cost to the general population of taxpayers of providing schooling, medical facilities, etc.

May 27, 2007 10:33 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Walter,

Since you mentioned LAzy Times coverage -- I have noticed in the past few weeks, it's been almost ALL national and international stories on the front page, above the fold?

Basically, a local issue media blackout. Here's a great new slogan for the LAzy Times: "If it's happening in L.A., you WON'T read about it in the LA Times.

May 27, 2007 10:34 AM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Zuma --

Now that you mention it, I've noticed that. When they cover anything at all, it's very terse. Some stories that would have had "legs" in any other city would include:

i) How the Mayor's administration lost $12.5 million in federal funding for Section 8 housing. This is aid for the poor, for HOUSING, for Heaven's sake! Due to mismanagement, the City lost an "easy" $12.5 million. Why? Are any heads going to roll? Does the Mayor even pay attention to the agencies he's supposed to run, or does he instead spend all his time on photo-ops and trips abroad?

ii) Why we supposedly need a $500,000 "audit" to determine whether the City's gang programs are working. Excuse me, but isn't the Mayor supposed to oversee the City's various programs? Shouldn't he already know whether they're working? (In fact, we all know they are not; just look around.) And if he doesn't know, why is it up to the City Council to appropriate $500,000 to the City Controller to figure it out? We're talking about $168 million every year. Sounds like a newsworthy fiasco to me!

Then again, if you're running a paper that has a financial interest in maximizing the number of Spanish-speaking residents of Los Angeles, why bother pointing out the flaws of a Mayor who returns from El Salvador to lead a march against his own police department?

May 27, 2007 11:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jeez, Walter and ZD... Have you guys been smoking ice hash for the last few months? (Stupid question. Never mind.)

Just so you know: The Times de-emphasized local news entirely weeeeeeeks ago!

It was a rotten decision, granted... but you guys must be too baked to see straight. No doubt you'll finally be resolving the whole "earth is flat" debate any day now!

May 27, 2007 1:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

With every "Family crossed the border to success"-type story, they really need to include this disclaimer:

Results may vary

May 27, 2007 3:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

AWatch:

Where are the polls?

May 27, 2007 5:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm such a loser for continuing to read this blog... as a white middle-aged male from the Valley who also cancelled his subscription to the L.A. Times (but because of its shift to the right), I just don't get what planet you folks are from. Walter, if you are so unhappy and fearful of immigrants, why don't you just leave? Clearly, you fear the competition instead of embracing it. I think you are a sissy who cannot handle competition without big government imposing uncapitalistic laws. You, Pat Buchanan, and fascists. I'm signing off this digital rag forever, because there is nothing left but fearful lunatics. There certainly is a void of manly Americans here.

May 27, 2007 6:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All anyone has to do is look at the polls to know that most americans even Mexican Americans oppose amnesty for illegals. Walter, so you right on target about the Mayor and his gang programs. HE still wants to give $19 million new money to made up gang programs. When questioned in city council the Mayor's people didnt' know what they were. Also, in yesterday's Daily News a gang activist Mario Corona was arrested for having one pound of meth. City council had just approved giving his Communities for Schools $100,000 to continue. Chick doesn't need $500,000 to audit she needs to just do her job. LA Slimes has lost tons of readers and you pointed the reasons.

May 27, 2007 6:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The only reason Antonio was elected is because dumb Latinos voted for his sorry butt thinking he was going to be a doer and help the city. That hasn't happened. Now they know better. And to the poster who says Walter fears competition from criminals is living in the twilight zone. Illegals have taken away jobs for our youth. They insist on getting free services even though they don't deserve them. We're tired of the illegals ruining our city. Our schools are over crowded, health care clinics closed, illegal gang members killings, illegal vending. They need to enforce the LAW and go after employers. John & Ken KFI are right on the issue. Finally people are sending e-mails to their reps. Molina, Fabian, Romero and the rest of the Latino idiots like illegals cause they don't have any class and feel comfortable with these losers.

May 27, 2007 6:37 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Odds that 6:23 is a staffer: 900:1.

May 27, 2007 6:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wake up people now the US Gov't want to give US post office carriers their jobs to illegals. That's right. They want to hire people at $8 min. wage and who do you think will get these jobs? ILLEGALS. They will have access to your new credit cards, social security checks, tax refunds etc. without background checks. Talk about idenity theft we all know that illegals all use FAKE social security numbers to get jobs. We need to fight this from happening.

Harkin introduces Senate bill to outlaw contracting out:
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) on May 23 introduced in the U. S. Senate legislation to protect city and rural letter carriers from having their work contracted out by the U.S. Postal Service to private firms and individuals. The bill, S. 1457, is titled the “Mail Delivery Protection Act of
2007” and would forbid the Postal Service from entering into any contract “with any motor carrier or other person for the delivery of mail on any route with 1 or more families per mile

May 27, 2007 6:50 PM  

Blogger Zuma's Bat Computer said:

Walter is right about 6:23pm,

I recognize the same old language and comment structure. Has been MANY different people besides a middle aged man from the valley who is always swearing off this blog.

THIS JUST IN...getting a weak signal on one of four who is supposed to vote in monica...has $2 million dollars just broken the leash?

ALSO JUST IN...Herb Wesson never met a casino-related Assembly Bill he didn't like...check the votes.

ALSO ALSO JUST IN: The California presidential campaign is gonna be a guerilla street campaign like we haven't seen since my show originally aired on television in the hippie days.

If you show up at the opposition's rally -- make sure to have your own bottled water on hand.

AND FINALLY -- IT'S BEEN OBVIOUS TO MANY FOR A WHILE -- BUT NOW IT IS ON THE BATCOMPUER'S BAT RADAR...

ANTONIO HAS SUBSTANTIALLY INFILTRATED NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS AND HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATIONS...WATCH YOUR BACKS!

May 27, 2007 7:17 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

THE JACKASS WEISSASS RECALL CAMPAIGN HAS CITYWIDE IMPLICATIONS AND WILL CAUSE LOSER MAYOR TO LOSE CONTROL OF HIS MUPPET LOSER COUNCIL:


Click here for the analysis

May 27, 2007 7:38 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

Most Latinos live Republican but vote Democrat. At some point they'll get that folks like Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and Howard Dean don't have their interests at heart AND are far to the left of their own personal views.

May 27, 2007 9:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

McGreevey's gone to Sacramento; what does that portend?

Villaraigosa (the loser) has taken over the LA Times.

ZD is still sleeping in his van and begging for gas, food and coffee money.

Let's see, who's the winner and who's the loser? I'm trying to figure it out...

May 27, 2007 11:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The LA Times is biased? No!!

The next thing you will want us to belive is that there is gambling in Casablanca!

May 27, 2007 11:40 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

11:06pm,

Stop by City Hall on Tuesday. I'll have some reality camera for a production teams pilot episode -- and guess who they called for their FIRST episode. Come by and say, "hello". I'll put you on camera and you can wave to yourself and watch it back.

You must really worship Scarface. All success and happiness, and all defeat and misery is based on the wall street ticket tape in your book. That's a pretty un-fullfilling mindset. Can lead to internalized destructive/deviant behavior. But more importantly, keeps the obsessed and greedy from feeling the emotion that leads to compassion that leads to becoming an "elected official" instead of a "politician". But you know the difference, now, don't you.

If you judge you happiness and success by a financial measure, then you will never be happy, because you can never have enough...it's the oldest trap in the book...YOU BIG DUMMY...meanwhile, it's this empty obsession that perpetuates fear-based leadership, that turns into corrupt leadership.

So the mayor took over the LA Times. Does that mean he's a compassionate official who's operating in the spirit of community in which he was elected.

Or is he constantly miserable, because he can never please all his demonic masters?

May 28, 2007 12:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ZD, you know that Kevin James is back on the air starting tonight don't you? His first show on KRLA is tonight at 9-10 PM. You're gonna call in, right?

KJ and ZD back on the air, y'all, hassling the creeps and a**holes in city hall!

May 28, 2007 7:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA
Wake up people and start sending e-mails. The US Govt wants to give US postal carriers jobs to illegals who will make min. wage $8 an hour and get rid of all veterans working at post offices across the nation. These people will have access to your new credit cards, tax refund checks, social security checks, bank statements, bills etc. with all yor information on them. Illegals are known for idenity theft using false social security cards to get a job. We need to stop this bullshit. Send e-mails to your senators. You think terrorism is not alive and well in LA, then guess again.

HARKIN INTRODUCES SENATE BILL TO OUTLAW CONTRACTING OUT:
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) on May 23 introduced in the U. S. Senate legislation to protect city and rural letter carriers from having their work contracted out by the U.S. Postal Service to private firms and individuals. The bill, S. 1457, is titled the “Mail Delivery Protection Act of
2007” and would forbid the Postal Service from entering into any contract “with any motor carrier or other person for the delivery of mail on any route with 1 or more families per mile

http://www.nalc.org/

May 28, 2007 7:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, I don't see ZD and Matt Dowd applying for jobs with the post office. (or anyplace else)

Why not?

Oh, that would mean actual work, taxes, and that bad stuff, and keep them from sniffing around in other people's dirty underwear.

May 28, 2007 10:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter-

6:23 sounds more like a political consultant than a staffer, but you may be right.

Regardless, I agree with you that immigrants -- especially non-Europeans -- are ruining Los Angeles.

I'd like to hear your ideas about what you will do as Mayor to rid us of illegals.

May 28, 2007 10:38 AM  

Anonymous decline to state said:

^
Walter, please allow me to answer this question.

-rescind Special Order 40, and end all sanctuary city policies.

-Make sure that the city follows all federal immigration laws and have the LAPD team up with ICE.

And don't be fooled by Bush and other open borders stooges when they say that "since we can't deport 12+ million illegals" we must give them a "pathway to citizenship," i.e., amnesty.

Illegal immigration can be reduced through attrition by simply enforcing EXISTING LAWS. For example, the strategy of attrition through enforcement could reduce the illegal population by as many as 1.5 million illegal aliens each year.

Go to www.fairus.org or www.numbersusa.com for more info.

HELP STOP AMNESTY! GET INVOLVED!

May 28, 2007 3:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Change to rules that having a child; legial or illegial does not gives the baby automatic citizenship and services food, and medical and housing and education and,,,and,,,,

May 28, 2007 5:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This should scare the shit out of everyone who lives in LA. But hey when we have a Cholo Mayor who do you think the little midget will side with? The illegals of course.

...In Los Angeles, 95 percent of all outstanding warrants for homicide (which total 1,200 to 1,500) target illegal aliens. Up to two-thirds of all fugitive felony warrants (17,000) are for illegal aliens.

• A confidential California Department of Justice study reported in 1995 that 60 percent of the 20,000-strong 18th Street Gang in southern California is illegal; police officers say the proportion is actually much greater. The bloody gang collaborates with the Mexican Mafia, the dominant force in California prisons, on complex drug-distribution schemes, extortion, and drive-by assassinations, and commits an assault or robbery every day in L.A. County

May 28, 2007 5:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I grew with the "Avenues" from 42nd St; now in Avenue 50. All good friends. What do you need;who do you know? Just ask. Tony is our friend.

May 28, 2007 7:07 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Good evening Walter,

I was able to read your post this weekend at the beach in Santa Barbara. The "LA ANTONIA TIMES" has proven this last weekend that there is no longer a "WALL" separating the "NEWS ROOM" and the "EDITORIAL BOARD" (WWG can elaborate on that). Just a thought, how many high paid big wigs at the "OLD GREY HAG ON SPRING STREET" use illegals in their daily lifes ? Mayor Sam, great observation on the Mexican-American demographics, these are the same ones who voted for the "KENNEDY REPUBLICAN" in the recall, but will also vote for lefties like Nunez, Romero, and the "SAN DIEGIAN", Kevin de Leon.

May 29, 2007 10:20 PM  

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