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Posted on 12/29/2010 12:53:55 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Society Of Professional Journalists Claim 'Illegal Immigrant' Is An 'Offensive' Term Wednesday, December 29, 2010 By Eric Scheiner
The Diversity Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) have announced an educational campaign against the term illegal immigrant seeking to inform reporters that the term illegal immigrant is offensive to Latinos.
In the latest issue of SPJs magazine Quill, SPJs Diversity Committee member Leo Laurence writes about the campaign referencing the National Association of Hispanic Journalists recommendation to use undocumented immigrant or undocumented worker and to Avoid using illegal(s) as a noun.
In the article Laurence also makes a constitutional argument against the term 'illegal immigrant', One of the most basic of our constitutional rights is that everyone (including non-citizens) is innocent of any crime until proven guilty in a court of law. Thats guaranteed under the Fifth, Sixth and 14th Amendments of the Constitution.
Simply put, only a judge, not a journalist, can say that someone is an illegal, Laurence adds.
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I think “journalist” is an offensive term...because most journalists are offensive.
Australia's president just told all the Muslims in Australia who want to live under Sharia Law to get the fu&% out of Australia. Says that Australia is for Australians, and they shouldn't have to tiptoe around in their own country worrying if they're "offending" any fu&%ing ingrate diaper-headed cavemen.
We need a President Palin to do the same thing here.
How do they know they are “undocumented”? Aren’t these PC morons making that assumption? And if they are “undocumented” doesn’t the law say that it is ILLEGAL for non-citizens to be in the US without your documents.
It is offensive, should be “illegal alien.”
See if you can understand this: People who immigrate illegally are illegal immigrants. Try. You might be able to comprehend that. Try hard: illegal and immigrant. Illegal immigrants. Try really, really hard. It might take time.
By the way, ever consider truth for its own sake to be a part of journalism??? Think about it. Try. Try really, really hard to comprehend that. It might take time.
I prefer “foreign invader”.
How about Illegitimate Alien
or Illegitimate Immigrant?
prostitutes and presstitutes
Henceforth burglers will be known as “uninvited property sharers”.
Rapists will be known as “uninvited sexual partners”.
Notice that this punk considers the rulings of his Diversity Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists equivalent to those of a court of law? That's no metaphor he's using - this is literally the Newspeak committee!
IMHO, Laurence should be hanged for sedition and treason. How's that for invoking the law?
Society Of Professional Urinalists Claim ‘Illegal Immigrant’ Is An ‘Offensive’ Term.
There fixed it.
Has any Federal judge proven this alleged ‘professor’ to be what he claims?
I'd have more sympathy with this point of view if Journalists didn't have any trouble proclaiming on the legality or otherwise of a whole range of other subjects.
Cheap bastids also. Lousy drunks...blithering nonsense with pontificating attitudes.
And its the same worldwide for "western" journolistas. American and Brits are the worst. Next are ex-pat Brits. Aussie journos, the male ones for the most part, will at least buy a round.
I agree. The proper term should be “criminal alien”.
I’ll tell you what’s offensive. The governement failing or refusing to enforce the law. Failing to root them out where ever they are and deport them. Paying them with my tax dollars to live here. I’m damned offended. There should be a $50 bounty on them, that would reduce the unemployment rate. I’d quit my job and take a cut in pay just to make America a better place to live.
I find professional journalists totally offensive and the border crossers without papers are illegal aliens!!!
“At this point in time, I equate a Professional Journalist with a prostitute because they both will *uck someone for money.”
Perhaps they are also known as “presstitutes” for the same reason?
So, these people believe the Constitution says, "Everyone (including non-citizens) is innocent of any crime until proven guilty in a court of law."? I don't think so. This, people, is how Christmas became Winter Festival.
There b!+ches! Be offended by that.
Law breaking, trespassing, illegal. They all tell it like it is. Shall we agree to keep things simple, as in GO means GET OUT!
They are right. It should be illegal invader or illegal aliens.
$@(*$)^*@#$^ the damn “professional” journalists - and what the heck is a “professional” journalist anyway? A liberal prostitute for hire.
Not as offensive as them being here.. maybe we should just call them Mexican criminals
The goal is to define Latino as code for illegal alien.
Hispanic = legal and probably conservative.
Latino = illegal alien AND democrat voter.
I guess they’ll never learn... or perhaps they actually DO understand,
that whatever term they use, it eventually gets the “information” attached to it that describes the meaning behind the label.
This is why the left constantly has to re-label themselves.