Saturday Forum

A California Journalism Student Says Don`t Expect Anything From The Mainstream Media; etc.


Cromwell (

Re: Patrick Cleburne`s Blog:

Fairness At The Washington Post!!! WSJ Next?

I am a

graduate student
enrolled in the
of a major


A few years ago, I interned at a

daily newspaper that
has properly beaten up on for its shoddy

immigration reporting.

In my lifetime, I`ve lived in

Los Angeles


New York
so I know that your criticism of
immigration is on solid ground.

I agree that it is certainly a good
thing that the Washington Post published Center
for Immigration Studies Steven Camarota`s op-ed piece

How Many Americans?

But don`t take it as a harbinger of
things to come.

The print media`s policy—not
written anywhere but clearly in evidence—is to throw
those who oppose unlimited immigration the occasional
bone in the form of an op-ed or a critical letter to the

That way, you can`t go to the
publishers and say: "You never print our side
of the story."

They, in turn, would reply to you:
"You`re wrong. We published that op-ed three months ago
and a letter last Tuesday."

In the meantime, though, they`ve also
published three dozen biased stories, a couple of
scathing editorials and several

op-ed pieces from immigration lawyers.



Hmmm…"a prominent

daily newspaper that VDARE.COM has properly beaten up on
for its shoddy immigration reporting."
Would that be

Los Angeles Times

San Francisco Chronicle

Sacramento Bee
or the

Diego Union-Tribune

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A Texas Republican Says Ron Paul Will Never Join Our Side


Don Reynolds: (e-mail

Re: Marcus
Epstein`s Column:

Marcus In Minnesota—St. Paul, Ron Paul, Palin And Police

IIf only politics worked as Epstein
would like.

One does not join Paul`s movement
and then hope to convince him to change his Libertarian
immigration views. That sounds like a woman who marries
a man because she hopes to redo him after the wedding.

It would be better to find a more
suitable groom since change, as we all know, is hard. I
voted for Paul during the primary. Now the Republican
Party can burn to the ground as far as I am concerned.

Paul is not going to get serious

about illegal immigration
. It is not in his

personal philosophy
a and never has been. Defending
the borders and deporting illegal aliens is not about
liberty and freedom, it is about national defense,
cultural integrity, and survival.

Don`t look for Paul to get on our
bandwagon—now or in the future—any more than I will get
on his.

If Epstein wants to press somebody to
change his views on illegal aliens, he should start with
John McCain or repeat over and over these words:
"President Barack Obama".

That`s the choice we`re left with this
election year. Given that, I`d rather let the

GOP go to hell
t than vote for a traitor like Paul.

Reynolds is a
city planner and economist. His previous letters about
bias in journalism, the

enemy identification problems and the folly of a third
party are





I don`t agree with this. In our

, Paul clearly staked
out a paleolibertarian position on national sovereignty
which would have satisfied immigration reform patriots.
Unfortunately, paleolibertarianism has

institutional problems
Paul`s advisors seem to have been dogmatic
left-libertarians. So Paul blew it.

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California Financial Analyst Says Give Legitimate Employers “Safe Harbor”

From: Jack
B. Quick (

Re: Today`s

An Oregon Reader Says ICE Is Arresting The Wrong People

Regarding the
raid at Howard Industries in Mississippi
, one reason
we need to require secure biometric ID, including
Security cards
, is that it will take the plausible
deniability for employers out of the equation. 

As it is now, the way to get a job
if you are an illegal alien is to get fake documentation
and use it to fraudulently in the application process.

Employers who hire illegal aliens
can get off the hook unless it can be shown that they
knew of the fraud or helped aliens obtain their false

The illegals are generally desperate
for work and will take whatever risks there are
especially since they know that if they get caught they
will be no worse off than they were before.   

A much better system would be to offer
safe harbor to employers from possible prosecution
should they inadvertently have an illegal alien on their
payroll— assuming they accepted secure verifiable
biometric IDs from employees and process those employees
through the

E-Verify program

This would allow the honest employers
to not have to keep looking over their shoulders and it
could be used as evidence against the

crooked ones
who do not follow that procedure but
instead try to undercut their competitors by hiring
illegal labor.

Quick lives
in the San

area. His previous letters about

deporting aliens,
, failed amnesty
demonstrations and the ignominious Eliot Spitzer are





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A Washington State Reader Says Immigration Raids Highlight The Problem Of Illegal Workers

From: Jeremy Dunn (e-mail

While I agree with

letter writer Terry Baker that the CEOs of companies
that employ illegal aliens need to be handcuffed and
carted off to jail, I disagree with him that that alone
will be effective.

The whole point of arresting illegal
aliens at the job site is to
, not merely making it possible for them scuttle
to another factory where they can return to work.

There are millions of working aliens
everywhere. We would have to have nearly five Mississippi raids
every day
just to get rid of one million of them.

How can we accomplish this task
without drawing attention to the crime of aliens in the
workplace without arresting them? We need to hold our
ground and not give an inch if the immigration reform
movement is to mean anything.


is currently gathering signatures for the

I-409 initiative Respect for Law
that forces federal
immigration law to be obeyed. I for
one am
out there doing all I can to make

another brick in the brick wall of fed-up states that
are unifying against illegal immigration`s onslaught.

Dunn, a Washington native, is a
technical illustrator who lives in a Seattle suburb with his wife and their cat.

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Affirmative Action: A Reader Asks Are Republicans Better?

Re: James
Fulford`s blog

A Harvard Graduate Explains Obama`s Qualifications For
Harvard Law: “Liberal Bona Fides”

From: Pete Redner:

And what were

G.W. Bush`s
for admission to the Harvard
Business School?
The man was rejected by the U of
Texas Law School. May we not conclude that Texas U is
more selective than Harvard? I`d worry less about this
diversionary nonsense and more about what these
candidates stand for today. I`ll assume that you`re
familiar with the provisions of McCain-Kennedy, like the
Dream Act
and a new category of
visas for foreigners.
A more bipartisan shafting of
the American people would be hard to imagine.

If McCain-Palin have changed their
views, how about letting us know?

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Affirmative Action: Canadian Ex-Farm Kid Says Whites Should Be Bitter

Re: James
Fulford`s blog 

Was Barack Obama An Affirmative Action Case In Law
School? Libertarian VP Candidate Will Bet A Million
Dollars He Was

From: A
Canadian Ph.D, (anonymous for protection from

that country`s "hate" laws

Great blog. I also bet [Wayne
Allyn] Root
is right. And I am sure there are people
beside Obama who know the answer, for example professors
and fellow university students who took some of the same
classes. Also, his high school record should provide
some insight into his IQ, which, of course, is a major
determining factor. All we need is from someone to track
down and interview these people.

As someone who grew up on a poor
farm in
, I can understand why Root is bitter
about institutional racism in
…not against
blacks but

against whites.
Who are the
victims here?

The same is true in
,, where we have
state-sponsored discrimination in hiring on the basis of
race, language and gender. Sure makes one feel glad that
we have a Charter that protects Canadians against
[ note:

This is a bitter joke—Canada`s
"Charter of
Rights and Freedoms"
was adopted in 1982, and

specifically includes a provision legalizing affirmative

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Affirmative Action: A Reader Says Occidental Is The Smoking
Gun College

From: George
Weinbaum (

Let`s remember Obama started out at
Occidental College
in LA, not
.  Suppose he had
decent SAT scores in high school, he could have gone to
any Ivy League college he chose.  Guessing he was
near the middle of Occidental`s class, I`d estimate
Obama`s high school SATs were about 1250 on the new
scale, or would have been 1150 on the old, pre-recentered

Surprise, surprise, that`s


the current resident of the White House got!

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