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Old 07-13-2008, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
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Escondido tries to rid itself of undocumented immigrants - Los Angeles Times

The Times is just a disgrace for every legal citizen in LA. Here's the headline...."Escondido tries to rid itself of undocumented immigrants".

Now, they could say, "Escondido tries to clean up community". Or "Escondido enforces laws against undocumented immigrants". Or, "Escondido employs local ordinances against undocuments immigrants". But no, we have to "rid ourselves of". Come on. If you're not suppose to be here in the first place, what else do you expect.

Then this quote...

"It's not about immigration," said resident Bill Flores, spokesman for a community organization called El Grupo. "It is about brown people. . . . They are looking for a way to reduce the number of brown people."

Yeah, we don't like the brown people. Even though California is one of the most tolerant states in the country (gay marriage, foreign govenor, plenty of legal "brown people", people of color, etc). There's never any context with these stories.

There are 7 photos in the story. 6 of them have nothing to do with the reasons in the story why Escondido wants to get rid of them. The reasons cited:

-code violations such as garage conversions, graffiti and junk cars.

-establishing checkpoints to find unlicensed drivers.

-"Illegal immigration leads to higher crime rates, contributes to overcrowded classrooms and failing schools, subjects our hospitals to fiscal hardship and legal residents to substandard quality of care, and destroys our neighborhoods and diminishes our overall quality of life."

-Two years ago, she said, the daughter of a friend was hit and killed by an unlicensed drunk driver who had been deported and sneaked back into the country.

Yet the photos try to make you sympathetic.

Photo 1, kids lying on a bed. Photo 2, neighbors outside on a table. Photo 3, kids buying ice cream (trying to make you sympathetic towards latino kids?)

Photo 4, two people waiting on the curb for work (faces aren't shown). Photo 5, teen girls chatting. Pohto 6, cars lined on a street. Photo 7, one of the activists in the story.

Funny, no photos of junk cars, no photos of crowded classrooms. No photos of before and after Escondido. No photos of the drunk driving accident cited in the story. Are they just using the story as a cover to try and make you sympathetic?

This is the subtle manipulation that's going on in the media. It's "reported", but just barely. Back to the photos of the immigrant family that can't make ends meet...

Last edited by John23; 07-13-2008 at 10:17 PM..
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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......and, those tactics by the LA Times, etc. are backfiring as we speak.

Anymore; whenever someone does an article about little US born ______ (insert name) being without a mother and/or a father when one (or both) is deported-------the prevailing attitude these days is that the child needs to with the parents to the latter's home country.
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:54 AM
 
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......and, those tactics by the LA Times, etc. are backfiring as we speak.

Anymore; whenever someone does an article about little US born ______ (insert name) being without a mother and/or a father when one (or both) is deported-------the prevailing attitude these days is that the child needs to with the parents to the latter's home country.
Absolutely! Where are the articles about poor child X whose parent(s) are serving time for meth/crack/misc. drug charges? Perhaps laws should not apply when the offender has a child?
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:51 PM
 
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The paper here won't even print if a criminal is an illegal alien. When a person is quoted and it is translated, that should be noted, but it isn't.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:11 PM
 
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It's not about immigration," said resident Bill Flores, spokesman for a community organization called El Grupo. "It is about brown people. . . . They are looking for a way to reduce the number of brown people."
What a freaking hypocrite. White and Black Americans are getting displaced all over California. Who is reducing who.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:15 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Americans are fleeing Escondido as it has become the US equivalent of TJ. You really have to see it for yourselves.


This is what a sanctuary city status gets you. When noone left is paying (taxes) and everyone is taking maybe CA will take notice.
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Old 09-01-2008, 04:01 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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The Los Angeles Times is nothing more than a propaganda machine for supporters of Illegal Immigration.

They honestly can't sink any lower with their reporting.

The only thing the newspaper is good for is lining the litterbox of my pet cat Sugar.
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Old 09-01-2008, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Hmmm...looks like some of them are driving better cars than mine...but they cant get thier A/C fixed..?
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