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Associated Press Drops 'Illegal Immigrant' From Stylebook
ABC News ^ | April 2,2013 | CRISTINA COSTANTIN

Posted on 04/02/2013 3:45:40 PM PDT by mdittmar

The Associated Press, the largest news-gathering outlet in the world, will no longer use the term "illegal immigrant."

The news came in the form of a blog entry authored by Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll on Tuesday afternoon, explaining that the decision is part of the company's on-going attempt to rid their Stylebook of labels.

"The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term 'illegal immigrant' or the use of 'illegal' to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that 'illegal' should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally," Carroll wrote.

The company's decision comes after years of controversy over the term. Fusion, the ABC-Univision joint venture, does not use "illegal immigrant" because we believe it dehumanizes those it describes and we find it to be linguistically inaccurate.

We wrote last year about how most of America's top college newspapers and major TV networks, including ABC, NBC and CNN, have vowed to stop using the term.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americanpravda; apbias; assininepress; asspress; buttociatedpress; dupe; illegals; language; liberalmedia; search

1 posted on 04/02/2013 3:45:40 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Genius. If people don’t have the word they can’t commit the thought crime.


2 posted on 04/02/2013 3:46:38 PM PDT by DManA
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To: mdittmar

Foreign Criminal Invader would be more accurate


3 posted on 04/02/2013 3:46:51 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: mdittmar

How about: “Lawbreaking wetbacks”?


4 posted on 04/02/2013 3:50:01 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: GeronL

You’re absolutely right GeronL. They are not immigrants. They are invaders.


5 posted on 04/02/2013 3:50:31 PM PDT by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: mdittmar

Call them what they are CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIENS!


6 posted on 04/02/2013 3:51:13 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: mdittmar

AP Stylebook: double plus good!


7 posted on 04/02/2013 3:53:20 PM PDT by papertyger (Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be broken....)
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To: mdittmar

We are doomed..


8 posted on 04/02/2013 3:53:46 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: mdittmar

Well, I guess there can be no such thing as an “illegal firearm” or “illegal assault rifle” using the same logic.


9 posted on 04/02/2013 3:53:51 PM PDT by BigBobber
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To: mdittmar

Tell us this is an April Fools’ story and AP really is instead going to drop “gay marriage” and “economic recovery” and “two-state solution” and “palestinians” and “gun control” and and and and all other false or misleading phrases from their stories


10 posted on 04/02/2013 3:54:06 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: dalereed

It’s certainly wrong to call them “undocumented”. They have all sorts of fraudulent “documents”. Some of them provided by corrupt members of the government offices (DPS and others) who KNOWINGLY approve fraudulent paperwork in exchange for under the table kickbacks.


11 posted on 04/02/2013 3:54:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: GeronL; GrandJediMasterYoda

How about invading lawless hoards?


12 posted on 04/02/2013 3:54:49 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

And bank robbers are now “underfunded insistent de-depositors.”


13 posted on 04/02/2013 3:55:11 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: mdittmar

Okay, so instead of “illegal immigrant,” I’ll use “illegal alien.”


14 posted on 04/02/2013 3:55:54 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: mdittmar

How about the term wetback? Is that allowed?


15 posted on 04/02/2013 3:56:01 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: mdittmar

It is not a “label”, it is a fact, and a statement of fact.

An illegal immigrant is someone who has come to the U.S. illegally or who, just as illegally has failed to leave the U.S. after a valid visa expired.

It is “undocumented worker” and/or “undocumented alien” and/or “undocumented immigrant that are mere “labels” and made up labels at that; made up - invented - to deny the truth, the facts that an illegal immigrant IS an illegal immigrant, period, no “label” needed.


16 posted on 04/02/2013 3:59:06 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: mdittmar
Illegally documented non-citizens.

Not all of them work and quite a few of them have "documents", so they can't be called "undocumented workers", like the liberals want. But then, what do liberals care about the truth?

17 posted on 04/02/2013 3:59:19 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: mdittmar

bump


18 posted on 04/02/2013 3:59:25 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: littleharbour

exactly


19 posted on 04/02/2013 3:59:48 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: mdittmar

The AP should describe a Robber as an “Entrepreneur”
Found this one on twitter:

“’Stalker’ is now to be ‘Person who really just wants to be loved, and that’s okay.’”


20 posted on 04/02/2013 4:00:29 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: mdittmar

On the famous “bright side,” no one at the Associated Press needs to wonder why fewer and fewer Americans waste time on “news” papers.


21 posted on 04/02/2013 4:06:14 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: mdittmar

To the headline: they should drop illegal immigrant, as there is no such thing.
Immigrant is a legal status these people are just illegal.


22 posted on 04/02/2013 4:08:03 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: mdittmar

That syle book went out the window SO (since Obama) No more 3 W’s (who what where) and H (how) in lead paragraph. Replaced by agenda assertion (propaganda). Marriage between man and woman next will be Opposite sex marriage.

Time to confront them in and out of their offices,at their watering holes, and at their homes.Just like they did with Palin and dozens of others. Protest the news organizations that use their services


23 posted on 04/02/2013 4:20:17 PM PDT by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: mdittmar
Absolutely correct decision. The is no such thing as “illegal immigrant.” The correct terminology should be “illegal alien.” The word “immigrant” denotes a legal immigrant with a green card. Most of our forefathers were immigrants because they entered the county lawfully.
24 posted on 04/02/2013 4:20:45 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: mdittmar

As we know, Mexico has a very intolerant stance towards immigrants to its own county, especially those who would try to live there without proper documentation.

Does anyone know the Spanish term that the Mexican government uses to describe these people?

I propose that we adopt that term to describe illegal immigrants in our own country. Just think of the fun that we will have watching the left try to condemn us for using the term that is used by the country from which so many illegals originate.

If anyone knows, please share it.

Thanks.


25 posted on 04/02/2013 4:34:03 PM PDT by Maceman
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26 posted on 04/02/2013 4:46:57 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: dalereed
Call them what they are CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIENS!

Or just Criminal Aliens for short works just as well.

27 posted on 04/02/2013 4:47:03 PM PDT by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: mdittmar

I join them in not using “illegal immigrant.” However, I probably diverge from AP in that I use the term “alien invaders.”


28 posted on 04/02/2013 4:47:27 PM PDT by crusher (Political Correctness: Stalinism Without the Charm)
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To: GeronL

Foreign Criminal Invader would be more accurate


I’ve always preferred “Greasy Wetback”. But I’m in Arizona.


29 posted on 04/02/2013 4:54:10 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 ( Nothing so vexes me as a democrap above ground...ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS. (It's the Law))
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To: Maceman

preso?


30 posted on 04/02/2013 5:11:48 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar
How about

WETBACK?


31 posted on 04/02/2013 5:17:44 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: mdittmar

fune replace it with illegal criminal


32 posted on 04/02/2013 6:05:23 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government shoud fear us.)
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To: mdittmar

“Illegal immigrant” delete fullwise—plus ungood, stop, sub “undocumented guest” goodthinkful per BO, refile antecorrect, stop.
Newspeak 11th ed.


33 posted on 04/02/2013 8:45:42 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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