Skip to comments.WSJ: Minutemen Are People, Too -- How the liberal media distorts the border crisis
Posted on 05/19/2005 5:51:34 AM PDT by OESY
Anybody who appreciates a good yuck was sad to see the Minutemen pack up their pickups and go home. After all, it wasn't every day that we got to enjoy the spectacle of sunscreen-lathered ACLU observers chasing volunteer border-watchers through the desert. But in the media bonfire accompanying Arizona's Redneck Revolt, we saw the cultural divide separating media elites from ordinary people -- those with BlackBerries and $150 hairdos versus folks with tobacco bulges in their cheeks.
In the view of most of the reporters..., you'd get the distinct impression that the Minutemen are the problem along the border. That's right. America needn't worry about the thousands who bust into the country every night. No, the real danger are those yahoos who think calling the cops when they see somebody breaking the law is a good idea....
These border residents are routinely snickered at and called racist vigilantes. But most are decent folks caught up in the daily invasion of illegals who tramp across their land. Ranchers in hard-hit areas spend the first hours of every day repairing damage done the night before. They find fences knocked down and water spigots left on, draining thousands of precious gallons. And then there's the trash: pill bottles, syringes, used needles, and pile after pile of human feces.
Sometimes illegals hammer on residents' windows in the middle of the night, demanding to use the phone. Some even walk right into the ranch house and refuse to leave until the rancher pulls a gun and forces the issue.... The intruders beat the 12-hour-old animal to death with a fence post, then barbecued it on the spot....
The best part of this story is that while the elite media's agenda on the Minutemen played well on the coasts, Arizonans weren't buying it....
(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...
Hats off to the Minutemen! Thanks for the post.
I was surprised to see this in the WSJ given that their editorial page is pro open borders.
Let the sleeping giant awake. God bless the minutemen!
It's called job security.
"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,
1. The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass.
Is there a bugmenot login for the page?
Don't know, but someone else posted Leo's editorial this AM.
There are more excerpts here:
Deport them all.
Syringes and feces...
Deport them all.
Of course they do, stirring up trouble and unrest gives them something to write about. We think that 'no news is good news' but the MSM would be out of business if that actually happened.
Right. It's like with Iraq. They keep saying that people are only interested in the bad news. Well, remember the children waving at the military columns going by during the invasion? Particularly how they didn't want candy, they wanted WATER. They looked so pathetically happy with a bottle of clean, clear water. I'd like to see what life is like for some of those kids now. But I can't, because the media won't show that to me. Sometimes they say "getting better, still getting better", but I want them to close that particular loop, and they won't.
This is seditious action by the ACLU, but what do you expect?