Wednesday, May 31, 2006
The Washington Post's Bob Samuelson says that the Senate refused to come clean on its quest to double legal immigration:
"But note the irony: The White House's projected increases of legal immigration (20 million) are about twice the level of existing illegal immigrants (estimated between 10 million and 12 million). Yet, coverage overlooks the former. Here, I think, Rector has a point. Whether or not the bias is 'liberal,' groupthink is a powerful force in journalism. Immigration is considered noble. People who critically examine its value or worry about its social effects are subtly considered small-minded, stupid or bigoted. The result is selective journalism that reflects poorly on our craft and detracts from democratic dialogue."
Washington Post: What You Don't Know About the Immigration Bill by Robert J. Samuelson