America`s editors and news directors voted on the year`s top ten list of most important stories, with the terrible campus murders at Virginia Tech getting the top slot. Also noted (with insufficient enthusiasm) was the amazing grassroots victory against of Bush`s amnesty monstrosity.
1. VIRGINIA TECH KILLINGS: Seung-Hui Cho, 23, who had avoided court-ordered mental health treatment despite a history of psychiatric problems, killed two fellow students in a dormitory on April 16, detoured to mail a hate-filled video of himself to NBC News, then shot dead 30 students and professors in a classroom building before killing himself. It was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
9. IMMIGRATION DEBATE: A compromise immigration plan, backed by President Bush and Democratic leaders, collapsed in Congress due to Republican opposition. The plan would have enabled millions of illegal immigrants to move toward citizenship, while also bolstering border security. The issues remained alive in the presidential campaign.
[Virginia Tech Massacre Voted Top Story , San Francisco Chronicle, Dec 28, 2007]
Of course, VDARE.com readers know full well that the Virginia Tech mass murder was absolutely about immigration: the shooter, Seung-Hui Cho, was a Korean legal immigrant with severe assimilation problems, who expressed his fury about being unable to adjust socially in the most horrific way.
The Virginia Tech case additionally showed just how politically correct the educational establishment has become. Cho was a psychologically disturbed and dangerous young man, but no teacher or administrator was willing to insist that he be held to account for criminal actions like stalking co-eds. He was cut far more slack than an American kid would have been for similar behavior, apparently out of misplaced tolerance toward an immigrant.