Thanks for helping to set the record straight on this Doug. I was glad to hear John and Ken on KFI really emphasize how Valdez distorted history as well.
I sent an email to Fox regarding Tony Valdez comments. I heard back from them that he is going to say an apology during his show next week.
I told them not to bother as no-one will watch to increase his ratings.
YOUR EMAIL ON ANOTHER THREAD ---
I recieved this email:
Tony Valdez will apologize during his Mid-Day Sunday Show on Sunday May 7, 2006 at 9a.
Carol A. Breshears
KTTV FOX 11 - KCOP UPN13
1999 S. Bundy Drive
Los Angeles CA 90025
325 posted on 05/03/2006 6:28:42 PM PDT by ARA
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More benefits from the Great Illegal Alien Boycott of All Things American on 5/1. People are a little quicker to jump up and dispute these stupid statements.
"Here in California, there's a monument to the Mormon Battalion. The great heroes who killed a lot of Mexicans so that this part of the world could be taken by force by the United States."That's what he said.
Another newsie outed by his bias. Shame the dipsh*t didn't read up on the history of the West. He is probably too stupid to know that he is stupid, and will continue until stopped by management. Maybe cBS can hire him to help Cutie-pie Katy!
***While moving up the San Pedro River in present-day Arizona, their column was attacked by a herd of wild cattle. In the ensuing fight, a number of bulls were killed and two men were wounded. ***
Well, maybe they were MEXICAN bulls!
When one says that the Mormon Battalion shot the bull they are correct.
They did their duty and should have the honors.
I just spoke with Professor Black's assistant at BYU and sent her the clip. They had not yet read the quote and were quite amazed. I suggested that they demand to be on the show to correct the record.
This is from newsman and American citizen Tony "Reconquista" Valdez:
"But nevertheless, nevertheless, you took this country. You killed people in order to take this country for yourselves."
(It was fairy funny that Ken and John ended by saying Aztlan as if it were A**land.)
Here's a link to the documentary about The Mormon Battalion that I think
aired on the generally wretched PBS affiliated run by the LAUSD.
Google shows that PBS also covered The Mormon Battalion in their documentary
series on "The West".
Veteran broadcast journalist Tony Valdez is a general assignment reporter specializing in reporting breaking news, crime and minority affairs for KTTV FOX 11s top-rated FOX 11 10 O'clock News. Valdez joined the station in June 1980, and served as weekend news anchor from November 1991 to January 1993.
Valdez profiles criminal suspects and missing persons in L.A.s Most Wanted, a weekly news segment that has become Los Angeles longest running and most successful law enforcement segment. L.A.s Most Wanted has resulted in the arrest and surrender of more than 100 suspects since January 1992.
Since 1988, Valdez has hosted Midday Sunday, an Emmy-winning weekly public affairs forum that examines local and national issues along with current headline news and news makers. In 1992, Midday Sunday was lauded with a Los Angeles area Emmy Award as best Public Affairs Series (Studio-based).
Valdez is the recipient of numerous Emmy, Golden Mike and Los Angeles Press Club awards, including a 1990 local Emmy in the category of Best News Reporting for his examination of Los Angeles street gangs. He has been cited by several community and government organizations, including the Criminal Justice Panel of the Los Angeles City Attorneys Office for community service in 1995, the Los Angeles City Council for community contributions in 1994 and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, which lauded his support of the Earthquake Preparedness Program with a public service commendation in February 1991.
Prior to joining Fox 11, Valdez was a writer, producer and reporter at KTLA from 1975-1980. Before working at KTLA, he worked at KCET and several Los Angeles radio stations as a reporter. He also worked for La Opinion and The Herald Examiner.
Valdez career as a Los Angeles-based journalist has included coverage of the war in Southeast Asia and the political turmoil in Central America.
A native of Los Angeles, Valdez attended Los Angeles City College and California State Northridge.
He is also a veteran of the United States Army.
Although Mexico provided the new settlers with a couple of decades of peace, the settlers would find themselves living in a country at war with itself in the Mexican Revolution.
Francisco "Pancho" Villa made his way north, residing in Casas Grandes in the center of two Mormon colonies. Neither he nor his army ever intruded on the colonies although he considered the United States to be the enemy. In fact, when Villa raided Columbus, New Mexico, in March 1916, he detoured around the colonies, rather than going through them in a more direct route.
When Villa was hiding from Carranza, whom the Americans backed, he traveled over the Sierra Madres, taking with him several Mormon men as aides. Villa did not harm the Mormons and allowed them to return home.
As they pursued Villa, the American forces set up base in Colonia Dublán. Historian Raymond J. Reed notes, "The Mormons, having already proven themselves capable of getting along with and commanding respect of the Mexican army under Villa, now undertook the task of playing host to the American army." The Army even recruited a few Mormon soldiers as scouts.
But soon, the colonists found their efforts to remain neutral increasingly difficult. President Taft ordered all Americans living in Mexico to leave. Junius Romney, President of the Juárez Stake of the Mormon Church, followed suit in July 1912, directing the nearly 5,000 Saints to return to the United States.
The colonies were evacuated, with only two, Colonias Juárez and Dublán, surviving to be reestablished in 1916. These two colonias, about 18 miles apart, still exist.
The Mormon Battalion was formed in July 1846 and disbanded one year later. The Mormon Colonies were formed in May of 1885 with the approval of local officials. Now if the Mormon Battalion had killed hundreds of Mexicans, would Pancho Villa have ignored a colony of Gringo Mormons in his midst? So much for Mr. Valdez's theory.
Thanks for helping to set the record straight.
When the Mormoms were discharged from service in California, they took a wagon back to Salt Lake City, thus opening the Santa Fe Trail through south end of Death Valley.