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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:07 PM
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how Moon's newpaper invented the Minutemen

if the Border Patrol is short handed, why not call out the Minutemen? You know, the more-bark-than-bite nationalist movement that, according to the ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center, Jerry Seper and the Washington Times largely invented out of the ether? Mind you, were not complaining. Were big fans of making mountains out of molehills...


Anti-Immigration Movement
Newspapers Inflated Minuteman Numbers, Report Finds


The report, "Creating the Minutemen," is based on an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) analysis of 581 articles and editorials printed in major U.S. newspapers between January 2005 and February 2006. The ACLU has been highly critical of the Minutemen, and ACLU volunteers closely monitored the group.

The first of those articles, "Volunteers Set to Monitor Border Crossings," by Jerry Seper of the hard-right Washington Times, reported that 240 volunteers had signed up. By early March, Seper was reporting that the number of volunteers had "more than tripled," came from every state, and included 16 pilots with aircraft.

During the last two weeks of March 2005, the media hype shifted into overdrive. Fifteen journalists reported the Minuteman Project had signed up "at least 1,000 volunteers." The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ran a March 23, 2005, article headlined "2,000 volunteers expected for Minuteman Project."

read on, see how they do it
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:07 PM
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1. or how moon makes other papers than his own dance to his tune.
to a certain extent -- the times is welcome to say what it wants.

but other papers don't ever challenge their assertions.

i.e. bill gertz has become some kind of expert on the military threat that china presents -- but do the nyt or the l.a.t. ever run calculated articles on these assertions?

after all the times is always trying to set the world on fire with assertions about somebody elese radical, extreme, dangerous behavior and the threat it presents to the u.s. -- wouldn't SOMEONE care to look under the rocks and see if it's so?

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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:10 PM
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2. other than joblessness
declining wages

lack of healthcare

and nearly 3000 dead civilians

and nearly 3000 dead soldiers,

is ANYTHING in this fucked up country real?
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