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Latinos outraged over CBS report
Politico ^ | GEBE MARTINEZ

Posted on 04/30/2008 7:25:48 AM PDT by LJayne

As if Katie Couric didn't already have enough problems.

Weighed down by record-low ratings at the anchor desk of "CBS Evening News," and by reports suggesting she will leave that post two years before her multimillion-dollar contract expires, Couric now has civil rights groups — mostly Hispanic — on her back.

And for good reason.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


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1 posted on 04/30/2008 7:25:49 AM PDT by LJayne
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To: LJayne
“Anti-Latino falsehoods deserve no time on our public airwaves,” stated a letter to CBS by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the National Council of La Raza.

Anyone siding with the openly anti-American La Raza is an enemy to this nation, and should be treated accordingly.

2 posted on 04/30/2008 7:29:41 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: Liz; Calpernia; calcowgirl; indylindy; AuntB

Ping!


3 posted on 04/30/2008 7:30:29 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: LJayne

“...they accused Couric of sinking to the depths of Lou Dobbs...”


4 posted on 04/30/2008 7:31:01 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: LJayne

Katie got one right?


5 posted on 04/30/2008 7:31:04 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

La Raza can be offended if it wants to, but it’s called freedom of the press.


6 posted on 04/30/2008 7:31:49 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Please pass the arugula.)
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To: Liberty Valance
Katie got one right?

Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while.

7 posted on 04/30/2008 7:32:39 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: LJayne

I don’t believe the framers of the Constitution envisioned a group of people coming over the border so that their children could be declared American citizens.


8 posted on 04/30/2008 7:36:00 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Please pass the arugula.)
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To: LJayne

Goodness, Katie blurted out the truth? She knows that’s not allowed.

After all, it was “so crass, and so far below the network’s journalistic standards set by legends Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite.” Shame on her! The Politico is outraged!

Or, rather, good for her. For the first time since joining CBS News, she did something useful.

But I still can’t get the article’s opening image out of my mind: “Couric now has civil rights groups — mostly Hispanic — on her back.”

Poor Katie. You just can’t win in the news business.


9 posted on 04/30/2008 7:36:20 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: LJayne

I experienced some of that from NATIVE BORN folk so I say “screw ‘em!!!!”

My niece is an OB/GYN who took her pre-med at HAAAAVVAAAAADDD! Needless to say, she emerged from that experience a FLAMING, BLEEDING HEART LIBERAL.

Upon completing her medical training at yet another liberal university, she interned at a hospital near the border in San Diego.

It was there that a mystical transformation took place: She began to connect the heavy deductions from the GROSS EARNINGS for which she busted her butt for as many as 72 virtually sleepless hours in a row with the taxis and jalopies regularly sliding to the curb in front of the ER.

Many of them contained pregnant illegals who won the race to deliver their babies HERE. She caught many of those “anchor babies” who, under the current — and ERRONEOUS — interpretation of the 14th Amendment were IMMEDIATELY NEW AMERICANS. The mother – who, obviously, could not care for the child if she were back in her native land — could not be deported now even if the INS and the political bosses WANTED her deported . And as the mother of a new US citizen, the woman could remain here for about as long as she cared to – and that was usually for life.

Most of those patients were welfare recipients and the deliveries were charity cases: The bill for the hospital’s – and HER services – were routinely spread over the bills of those who DO pay. And what the other users of those facilities don’t cover went back to the taxpayers.
And since my niece was now a taxpayer, they were costing HER.

And while she may not exactly be a libertarian, today she’s now a LOOONNNNG way from Haaaavaaaaaad.

And just so the bleeders who might see this don’t think me some sort of ethnocentric bigot, I submit this problem is MORE than just about illegals.

Before my oldest daughter was born at University Hospital in Cleveland in 1967, I sat in the main lobby as welfare mother-to-be after welfare mother-to-be shuffled through the door to the maternity ER for THEIR free deliveries.

Before WE could take OUR daughter home, I had to cough up over 3 grand. And that was a great deal of dough in 1967, especially for a guy just out of the USAF.

As I wrote the check, I remembered the magazine article I’d recently read by a hospital administrator from Massachusetts who admitted that all US hospitals practiced a form of medical Marxism, spreading the costs of care for indigents over the bills of those who DO pay for care. Given the move to socialism here, it probably will never be otherwise: Not counting Byzantine complexity and confusion, government produces – and has — NOTHING unless it first takes it from some PERSON. SOMEBODY ALWAYS PAYS.

Look, I have a big enough problem paying for the 3rd and 4th generation slackers and welfare bums who were BORN here.

It’s time we stopped paying for those who were not.


10 posted on 04/30/2008 7:36:43 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
National Council of The Race.

It should be reported as what it is in English.

11 posted on 04/30/2008 7:38:16 AM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: Cicero

“The Politico is outraged!”

The Politico has journalistic standards?


12 posted on 04/30/2008 7:39:10 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Please pass the arugula.)
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To: popdonnelly
The Politico has journalistic standards?

The Politico is to serious political discussion what Weekly Reader and Cricket are to Boolean algebra. ;)

13 posted on 04/30/2008 7:41:29 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: LJayne

Truth hurts, flattery doesn’t. Maybe that’s why the MSM doesn’t typically report this stuff.


14 posted on 04/30/2008 7:44:13 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: Liberty Valance

Katey absolutely got one right. And had CBS and Katey been doing this sort of honest reporting from the beginning, hers would be the number 1 big three broadcast. It is the strict advancement of the leftist cause which has destroyed audience ratings of the MSM. Naturally, the typical response when facts are told—outrage from the left and from people who have no business in the US in the first place.


15 posted on 04/30/2008 7:44:24 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: popdonnelly

Politico obviously doesn’t have a competent editor.

“The story’s central figure was a woman identified as an illegal immigrant, who was lying in her South Texas hospital bed — her right arm wrapped around her newborn and her left hand punctured by an intravenous needle”

What was shy “lying” about? What a bunch of incompetents.

“SPEAK ENGLISH OR DIE”
S.O.D.


16 posted on 04/30/2008 7:46:29 AM PDT by allmendream (Life begins at the moment of contraception. ;))
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To: Deaf Smith
Reporter from story...“many Americans who struggle to take care of their own families think it is unfair that they should have to take care” of non-U.S. citizens.

Oh the inhumanity! The reporter could have said ..“many Americans who struggle to take care of their own families think it is International Theft that they should have to pay for the care of non-U.S. citizens when Mexico and Mexicans wont when they can just steal it from their neighbor."

17 posted on 04/30/2008 7:47:38 AM PDT by DaveyB (Ignorance is part of the human condition - atheism makes it permanent!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; Carry_Okie

” And it portrayed birthright citizenship as “an unfair benefit to immigrants rather than a core principle” of constitutional law.”

This is how dangerous groups like Maldef, Lulac and LaRaza are. Core principle of constitutional law? What constitution, Mexico’s....where they DO NOT allow anchor babies?

UGH.


18 posted on 04/30/2008 7:49:45 AM PDT by AuntB ('If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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To: LJayne

If CBS would do more reporting like this and show some balance and report on things that concern the average citizen their rating would be through the roof. It isn’t the newsreader it is the content.


19 posted on 04/30/2008 7:50:27 AM PDT by engrpat
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To: popdonnelly
Funny tagline: (Please pass the arugula.)

I'd never even heard of the stuff before. lol!

20 posted on 04/30/2008 7:51:29 AM PDT by budwiesest ("Next penguin craps on my car is gonna get it"..A. Gore)
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To: LJayne
Here is the big woopty-doo...

The story’s central figure was a woman identified as an illegal immigrant, who was lying in her South Texas hospital bed — her right arm wrapped around her newborn and her left hand punctured by an intravenous needle — while reporter Byron Pitts lectured her that “many Americans who struggle to take care of their own families think it is unfair that they should have to take care” of non-U.S. citizens.

Immigrant advocates found the report so crass, and so far below the network’s journalistic standards set by legends Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite, that they accused Couric of sinking to the depths of Lou Dobbs, the CNN broadcaster and contributor to CBS’s “The Early Show” who has inflamed national anti-immigrant sentiment. One Hispanic group posted on its website a photo of Couric that morphs into Dobbs.

Yea, there are thousands just like this that are freeloading the medical system every month right here in Dallas Texas at Parkland county hospital. They jump the border with fat bellies for the two fold purpose of free medical care and an anchor baby. But we have to listen to this b.s...

“Anti-Latino falsehoods deserve no time on our public airwaves,” stated a letter to CBS by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the National Council of La Raza (the Race). The groups and others have asked to meet with CBS “to help raise the dialogue and provide the American public an honest and accurate analysis of this nation’s broken immigration system.” And in a separate letter to CBS, the Asian American Justice Center lodged a similar complaint against the entire four-part series that included the report.

Falsehoods? I have see them, obviously pregnant, running across the border when the river is low. At about 6 months pregnant they are not coming here to work the fields.

Then we have this -

In its written complaint to CBS, MALDEF cited a Texas comptroller’s study noting economic benefits due to the presence of undocumented immigrants. MALDEF also maintained the CBS report exposes the woman “and implicitly leads her to believe that she is protected from deportation.” And it portrayed birthright citizenship as “an unfair benefit to immigrants rather than a core principle” of constitutional law.

Well "MALDEF" that is why they are called anchor babies.

21 posted on 04/30/2008 7:55:24 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: AuntB
Whenever a leftist piously utters the phrase "constitutional law," you may be absolutely, 110% certain that every other word in that sentence was a baldfaced lie. ;)
22 posted on 04/30/2008 7:56:01 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: LJayne
hate crimes against Latinos

what's this? i've not heard of these crimes... it's usually an illegal immigrant who commits a crime against a US citizen that i hear about...

23 posted on 04/30/2008 7:57:59 AM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: Dick Bachert

I’m still trying to figure out what Perky Catie actually said that was a “falsehood”- let alone what she said to upset “Latinos”


24 posted on 04/30/2008 7:58:28 AM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: Dick Bachert

oh yeah— and I notice that this is written by Martinez........

is that a Norwegian surname?


25 posted on 04/30/2008 7:59:32 AM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: AuntB

They’re also known as “jackpot babies”, and they are one of the main reasons that the Invasion must be halted and reversed. Once they have a toe-hold here thru their illegal alien parents, they are hard if not impossible to deport.

It’s coming down to a huge fight between the worthless Feds and elected officials (who are beholden by law and oath of office to protect its citizens) and the People, the states and the communities who are bearing the brunt of the Invasion.


26 posted on 04/30/2008 8:00:02 AM PDT by levotb
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To: LJayne
Hey, La Raza here's some legal representation for you in your fight with CBS.

He's a bonafide lawyer that you should instantly recognize. He may be available, provided that Juan McCain can find another bus driver for the straight Talk Express.

27 posted on 04/30/2008 8:01:42 AM PDT by TADSLOS (John McCain marches stealthily at the half step to the socialist drum to let the sheeple sleep.)
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To: LJayne

“The story’s central figure was a woman identified as an illegal immigrant, who was lying in her South Texas hospital bed — her right arm wrapped around her newborn and her left hand punctured by an intravenous needle — while reporter Byron Pitts lectured her that “many Americans who struggle to take care of their own families think it is unfair that they should have to take care” of non-U.S. citizens.”

Translated & amplified:
“The story’s central figure was a woman identified as an illegal alien, who was lying in her South Texas hospital bed, at no expense to her, after sneaking across the border and successfully waddling into the gringo emergency room—her right arm wrapped around her newborn `anchor-baby’ and her left hand punctured by an intravenous needle (quite possibly a hate crime by fascist American health care providers)—while reporter Byron Pitts lectured her that “many taxpaying Americans who struggle to take care of their families would like to boot this woman and her kid back across the border, and send the bill for her medical care to her country for payment,” while more and more Americans consider an `umble FReeper’s tag-line, below.


28 posted on 04/30/2008 8:02:16 AM PDT by tumblindice (Declare war on Mexico)
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To: latina4dubya

“what’s this? i’ve not heard of these crimes... it’s usually an illegal immigrant who commits a crime against a US citizen that i hear about... “

When the Jeraldo’s keep telling us that illegal aliens don’t commit crimes, I challenge them. Show me the crimes against aliens by US Citizens as compared to Alien crimes against us. In 5 years of searching, I have found 2 (TWO) reports. Everyday we bury our citizens thanks to them.


29 posted on 04/30/2008 8:03:13 AM PDT by AuntB ('If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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To: eeevil conservative

I saw the report. It was mild and more than honest. They just want to piss and moan which is what they are qualified most to do.

Same tactics the open border crowd has used for decades. They were calling us racist 15 years ago.

First a quote from Reagan.
“Our country and state have a special obligation to work toward the stabilization of our own population so as to credibly lead other parts of the world toward population stabilization.” Ronald Reagan, Governor, State of California, Hearings before Subcommittee on Census and Population, 1974.

Fred Charles Ikle a Distinguished Scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, served as under secretary of defense for policy in the Reagan administration and as director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in the Ford administration.

OUR PERPETUAL GROWTH UTOPIA
[snips]

Folly likes company. The growth utopians in our midst are not only kicking conservation-minded citizens into the enemy camp, but with their advocacy of high levels of immigration, they are also alienating many traditional conservative voters. A great many Americans of conservative persuasion do not regard their country’s borders as merely an obstacle to global free trade, an obsolete “protectionist” contraption that must be done away with. They value the borders as a breakwater that will protect their—yes, their— nation’s social fabric and political culture in a stormy world.

Yet, our Jacobins insist on open borders and “free immigration”. Whoever disagrees is a “racist”’; never mind that among American blacks, whose forefathers helped build this country, many also disagree. And whoever proposes that the United States should regain control if its borders will be derided as wanting a “Berlin Wall”. (Erich Honecker must have been mighty pleased to see distinguished Americans confirm what he always asserted about his wall: that it was never meant to imprison his people, but to keep out “undocumented” Westerners.)

The extreme Left in America is delighted. Like their soul mates in Europe, they have long pined for a split among conservatives that would create a faction they could attack as “fascist”, thus forcing all other conservatives to spend their entire time proving that they, by contrast, are not fascist. This stratagem worked in France and Germany, until, the conservative parties at last began to cope with immigration, and thus sharply curtailed their loss of votes to “anti-immigration” splinter parties.

and to mitigate these bumps, people nowadays demand—unfortunately—that government interfere ever more. The more populations are culturally and linguistically divided, the more irritating the bumps will be—hence the louder the demands for government-determined outcomes. To be sure, we conservatives know that we want less government, not more. But many in our midst fail to see that an unintended consequence of all the good growth they are advocating will be more government.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2008778/posts


30 posted on 04/30/2008 8:07:12 AM PDT by AuntB ('If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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To: LJayne

CBS, especially Couric, not beind slaves to political correctness? Sheesh, they must be desparate!!


31 posted on 04/30/2008 8:16:41 AM PDT by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
The CBS newscast that carries her name recently aired a one-sided and inaccurate report about illegal immigrant women ...

Nothing inaccurate about it.

Katie finally gets a story right and leftist's heads pop.

Shame on Politico for not dealing in facts.

32 posted on 04/30/2008 8:30:32 AM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Liberty Valance
Katie got one right?

Blind squirrel. Nut.

I note that — without providing the correct context — the illegal lobby deems the mere mention of the cost of illegals as "crass, and so far below the network’s journalistic standards set by legends Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite".

This has absolutely nothing to do with "immigrants". I am an immigrant myself.

This has to do with ILLEGALS, as in "counter to the Rule of Law that is a core value of American society".

33 posted on 04/30/2008 8:37:26 AM PDT by Polybius
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To: Dick Bachert
Given the move to socialism here, it probably will never be otherwise: Not counting Byzantine complexity and confusion, government produces – and has — NOTHING unless it first takes it from some PERSON. SOMEBODY ALWAYS PAYS.

The other question is, WHO exactly, pays? The law abiding, play by the rules, hard working (usually middle class) person/family "pays". Or as some would call us - "the saps". It's a great system.
34 posted on 04/30/2008 8:45:54 AM PDT by khnyny (Hillary is the national equivalent of Tracy Flick)
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To: AuntB

Unfortunately, Reagan didn’t stick to his principles when he signed the 1986 amnesty bill. Worst thing he ever did.


35 posted on 04/30/2008 8:58:10 AM PDT by DFG
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To: DFG; AuntB; All

Amnesty Will Cost U.S. Taxpayers at Least $2.6 Trillion

http://www.heritage.org/Research/Immigration/wm1490.cfm

An older article from the Heritage Foundation with some good, factual, information.


36 posted on 04/30/2008 9:06:10 AM PDT by khnyny (Hillary is the national equivalent of Tracy Flick)
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To: LJayne
La Raza needn't worry. McCain will be coming with an apology any second now..........
37 posted on 04/30/2008 9:07:01 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
.........the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the National Council of La Raza.....

Enemy agents of foreign governments. Should be declared enemies of state---"persona non grata" and kicked out.

38 posted on 04/30/2008 9:21:42 AM PDT by Liz (Without the brave, there'd be no land of the free. Senator Fred Thompson)
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To: LJayne

Why do “Hispanics” have civil-rights groups? Aren’t they white?


39 posted on 04/30/2008 10:07:58 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Democrats - Stupid is as stupid do)
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To: LJayne
No doubt we are being ripped off by the illegal Mexicans in our country. Unfortunately our congress is populated by well paid idiots who are bent on destroying our country.
40 posted on 04/30/2008 10:17:43 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (LayteGulf BeachClub)
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To: TADSLOS

That picture is why I may not be able to pull the lever for McCain.


41 posted on 04/30/2008 10:22:51 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: LJayne

If anyone wants to prevent stories like this one from Politico, point out to them how Martinez is wrong:

politico.com/aboutus/feedback.html

Neither Martinez nor the Politico are going to come here.


42 posted on 04/30/2008 11:32:17 AM PDT by lonewacko_dot_com (http://lonewacko.com/blog)
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To: MBB1984
La Raza needn't worry. McCain will be coming with an apology any second now..........

McCain's shameless pro-illegal groveling and pandering, this coming May Day, will be nothing short pf revelatory -- the stuff of modern day political legend. A dog knows his master's voice, after all.

You read it here first.

43 posted on 04/30/2008 12:19:55 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

ping


44 posted on 04/30/2008 1:51:29 PM PDT by gubamyster
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To: LJayne

If inaccurate reporting were a problem, then the left-wing yellow-sheet known as the Politico is in real trouble.


45 posted on 04/30/2008 1:54:57 PM PDT by rmlew (There is no god but G_d and Moses is his Prophet.)
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To: IncPen; BartMan1

ping


46 posted on 04/30/2008 2:02:24 PM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: popdonnelly

Well, we have the Mexicans coming here.
They would just as soon you not be able to say what you want to say.

Then, we have the Islamics coming here.
They would just as soon you not be able to say what you want to say.

Who’s next?
Can I even ask anymore?


47 posted on 04/30/2008 2:53:52 PM PDT by djf
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To: LJayne
Anti-Latino falsehoods deserve no time on our public airwaves,” stated a letter to CBS by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the National Council of La Raza (the Race)

Does that go for pro-latino falsehoods as well? If so, Univision, Uniradio, Telemundo, Telefutura and all other subversive pro-Latino outlets should be shut down yesterday.

48 posted on 04/30/2008 3:11:08 PM PDT by san pancho
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To: LJayne

Couric was spot on with the illegals cost burden on hospitals - a burden dumped on the tax paying citizens by El Presidente Jorge Boosh and the rest of the One-World Wacko crowd.


49 posted on 04/30/2008 7:04:07 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principle)
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To: calcowgirl; AuntB
The CBS newscast that carries her name recently aired a one-sided and inaccurate report about illegal immigrant women ...

>>Nothing inaccurate about it.<<

And the article, after making the charge that CBS was inaccurate, never explained why it was inaccurate.

I can't believe we are defending CBS. Have we entered an alternate reality in 2008? As Louis Carroll said, "Curiouser and curiouser."

50 posted on 05/01/2008 2:13:28 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (I want to "Buy American" but the only things for sale made in the USA are politicians)
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