Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Um... how about no?
NPR has a story on Morning Edition today about illegal immigration. They interview a woman who cleans houses for a living and say "We've agreed not to use her last name because she is here illegally."

I have a better idea—how about you do your civic duty and inform immigration about her?

And then there's another on CNN's homepage. They post this picture:
Payback? 86 dead in apparent Iraq reprisal killings
Under it is the caption:

A masked gunman fires at a government building in Ramadi, west of Baghdad.
Again, what twisted logic has to be going through your head to come across this scene and have your first impulse be "ooh, that would make a nice picture!"

As a friend of mine just commented, these people would cover for Osama if they were getting paid for it.


Dave Justus said...

I disagree with that sentiment a lot. There are plenty of reasons that the public does need to know about illegal immigrants and immigration, and that process is served by interviewing them, something that will become much more difficult if reports 'inform' on them.

Conversely, the damage of not informing on this one person is so small as to be insignifigant.

Tanstaafl said...

It wouldn't be insignificant to a person he shoots.

RFTR said...

To clarify, Dave's comment was posted before the Iraq portion of this post was up.

I don't know if he's since checked back to see the new addition, but it's only fair to point out that his comment was in reaction to only the immigration portion.

Wyatt Earp said...

So, basically, the photographer stood by while the gunman possibly murdered other people. Way to go, CNN!

Jenn of the Jungle said...

Dave is apparrently knee deep in bongs today.

Call it grass roots if you will, but every single illegal we kick out tells the others that their time will come. Each one is one less draining the government coffers.