A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


Wednesday, January 04, 2006

So much for "non-biased reporting"

I love the way the MSM writes headlines which are actually the opinion of the person or group featured in the article, rather than an actual statement of fact. The Casual Reader (aka idiot Liberal or Brainless "Moderate") takes the headline as truth.

Take this headline, for example:

AP: U.S. Faces Severe Worker Shortage in Future

The average idiot perusing the headlines on Yahoo would assume this to be a fact, not an opinion.

If one actually clicks on the link and reads the article, one finds that this is, in fact, an opinion from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce:

WASHINGTON - The United States faces a severe worker shortage in the near future, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday in advocating better education for Americans and changes in immigration law to allow in more foreign workers.
Note the motive: "changes in immigration law to allow in more foreign workers." Read "illegal aliens."

And more:

Donohue said that working to pass new immigration law that includes a guest worker program will be among the Chamber's top legislative priorities in the new year. He said the Chamber opposed a bill passed by the House in December, which tightens border security and requires employers to verify the legal status of workers but does not address the guest worker issue.

He dismissed as a "crummy argument" criticisms that the business community wants a guest worker program to secure access to cheap labor. "What American companies want is labor, and we are going to be significantly without it," Donohue said.

The Senate is expected to take up the immigration issue next month, and Donohue said his group will be "working to obtain a bill that provides the workers and is in keeping without our legacy as a welcoming nation."
How about a "welcoming nation" that believes in and enforces its laws? That's what I want. That's what the Founding Fathers created, a law-abiding, civilized country.

Trust the MSM to treat Liberal opinions (and stupid ones at that) as fact. So much for their supposed "non-biased reporting."

Eternal vigilance is necessary.