Accuracy in Media

Before Donald Trump ran for president, few people had heard of the Stolen Lives Quilt made in remembrance of Americans killed by illegal aliens. But on Friday, July 10, families of the victims appeared with Trump to talk about the illegal alien crime wave in America and to criticize the news media for not reporting accurately and completely about what is happening in America.

The entire news conference has now been posted online, providing information about the problem that has been denied to this American people for many years.

Operating under the banner statement, “All crimes committed by illegal aliens were preventable,” the National Campaign to Remember Victims Killed by Illegal Aliens notes that “every state is a ‘border state,’” because the illegals have penetrated the United States as a whole. They argue that “Pro-amnesty special interests have spent millions on spreading the lie that the legalization of undocumented aliens is somehow good for America and American families.”

Those special interests include the Big Media corporations and those who work for them.

Trump’s remarks about criminal aliens leaving Mexico for the U.S. were made out by the media to be extreme and controversial until, a few days later, an illegal alien from Mexico was arrested for the shooting death of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle on a San Francisco pier.

All of a sudden, because the murder was so shocking that it had to be covered, the American people could see for themselves that Trump was right.

But it is actually an old story that is well known to the families of victims of illegal aliens.

The Stolen Lives Quilt, displayed at the Trump news conference, is a collection of three-foot x six-foot banners showing the names and faces of many victims of illegals. It is a project of the Remembrance Project, which, together with the group AmericaFirstLatinos, are now strongly backing Trump’s tough talk about the illegal alien problem.

Maria Espinoza, national director of the Remembrance Project, is the daughter of an immigrant father, who legally immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico in the 1950s.

She warned in 2013 that the so-called “Gang of Eight” Senate immigration plan was an “extremely dangerous bill” whose authors “worked hand-in-hand with rich businessmen and amnesty advocates while never once considering the rights of the victims of illegal alien violence.”

The so-called “Gang of Eight” consisted of:

  • Marco Rubio (R-FL)
  • John McCain (R-AZ)
  • Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
  • Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
  • Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
  • Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
  • Michael Bennet (D-CO)
  • Richard Durbin (D-IL)

All of the Republicans in the “Gang of Eight”—Rubio, McCain, Graham, and Flake—have been critical of Trump’s remarks that some illegal aliens entering the United States are rapists and criminals. The media companies NBC Universal and Univision have severed their business ties with Trump because of his criticism of criminal aliens coming from Mexico.

But the families of the victims are determined to have their say.

Brenda Sparks, whose son was killed by an illegal alien, said at the Trump news conference that the press runs sob stories about illegals but ignores the victims. “Where is the fair and balanced reporting?” she asked.

Lupe Moreno, whose 13-year-old nephew Ruben Morfin was gunned down by an illegal alien, accused the media of ignoring the problem of illegal alien violence. “I blame the American press not only for Ruben’s death but for all of these deaths, and the deaths every day,” she said. “Our children are dying every day. They’re being raped. They’re being brutalized.”

Another speaker, Jamiel Shaw Sr., spoke about the murder of his 17-year-old son, a standout football player, by an illegal alien. He has appeared on several different programs to talk about the murder of his son and why he is supporting Trump. He also joined Trump at the July 11 rally in Phoenix, Arizona.

Don Rosenberg’s 25-year-old son Drew was also killed by an illegal alien. Don Rosenberg now authors the blog,  “How a Liberal Became an Enforcement Advocate: My Story.” He said at the Trump news conference that most newspapers don’t even disclose the immigration status of aliens when they kill people on the streets of America.

This complaint is valid. Since 2005, AIM has been drawing attention to the failure of the media to label criminals being apprehended for serious crimes such as rape as illegal aliens. We noted one case involving an illegal alien who came to the U.S. to commit a series of crimes, especially against women, and didn’t even bother to find a job. We commented that such stories counter the prevailing notion that illegal aliens are coming here just to work.

However, there is no doubt that cheap labor is one objective of the big companies which favor amnesty.

We documented in 2013 how various Big Media companies were lobbying for passage of the “Gang of Eight” bill.

These companies included:

  • News Corporation (the then-parent of Fox News)
  • Walt Disney Co. (owns ABC News)
  • Hearst Corp. (owns 15 daily newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, Albany Times Union and San Antonio Express-News. Also, Hearst Television Inc., which comprises 29 television and two radio stations)
  • Time Warner Inc. (owns Time magazine and CNN)
  • Viacom Inc. (owns Comedy Central and MTV)
  • Time Warner Cable Inc.
  • Thomson Reuters (owns Reuters, the world’s largest international news agency)

Not surprisingly, Murdoch has now attacked Trump for focusing public attention on the illegal alien problem. But as Brandon Darby of Breitbart has noted, Trump’s critics are confusing legal and illegal immigrants and misleading the public about illegal alien crime statistics. That goes for Murdoch as well.

While Murdoch’s attack on Trump is getting media attention, less well known is the fact that the head of the parent company of Fox News is a “leader” of the Partnership for a New Economy, a major corporate group lobbying for amnesty for illegals.

One demand from the corporate bosses is for the federal government to raise the cap for H-1B visas for high-skilled workers. Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, a presidential candidate, had presented an amendment to the Gang of Eight immigration bill in 2013 that would have increased H-1B visas by 500 percent, from 65,000 to 325,000. The imported workers would have taken American jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

While major corporations benefit from cheap labor, so do the elite journalists working for the Big Media.

AIM covered a 2003 conference sponsored by the Center for Immigration Studies, where analyst Michael Lind commented that journalists do not oppose illegal immigration because they benefit from it. Lind said journalists belong to an affluent class in America that employs immigrant maids, nannies and gardeners. “People like me are the great beneficiaries of this,” he said.

For this and other reasons, the major liberal media have decided to abandon the use of the term “illegal alien” to describe those entering the country illegally. The Los Angeles Times and Associated Press announced the change in terminology in 2013, after complaints from the amnesty lobby that the term “illegal alien” was “insensitive.”




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Comments

  • StuartMill

    Fantastic reporting. One interesting development was how the New York Times, silent on Visas, woke up to do a devastating expose on Disney, just as the high tech titans decided to try for Visa reform sans amnesty. Internecine war. And Disney reversed itself in abject terror, especially with Iger representing the lobby for cheaper skilled labor. How painful it must have been to see Disney take the heat for replacing American workers, even as its CEO leads a lobby seeking to expand Visas for non-Americans. But a testament too to the potency of one well-timed New York Times piece.

  • missieb2000

    a pox on all their houses

  • MDE

    This
    is as ‘useful’ article. I have some
    reactions.
    ·
    The most dominant reason the media reflexively advocates for
    illegal immigration is not the ‘low-cost laborers’. This is a factor, but not the dominant factor. The dominant factor is the ideology – the philosophical foundation – of most people in the media. They see themselves, not as U.S. citizens, but as ‘citizens of the world’. This is an important determinant of who is among the ‘elite’, as opposed to those among hoi polloi that populate the ‘fly-over country’. (Just as the explanation of why Obama does what he does is his ideology. He certainly would not count himself as part of the ‘rabble’ that he manipulates to get elected.)
    ·
    The dominant reason why the multinational business interests aggressively demand that immigration not be controlled is because it does serve their business interests. They see their ‘customers’, not as U.S. customers, but as global customers. Moreover, both multinationals and all other U.S.-based
    businesses now confront an American culture that no longer produces reliable employees. As usual for business interests, they do not see it as being worthwhile to undertake a political process to remediate the fundamental problems; rather, they want a ‘quick fix’ for their problems. They want a political ‘deal’ to be done. This definitely does explain why the Republican Establishment works subversively to enable illegal immigration.
    ·
    The dominant reason that Obama aggressively enables illegal immigration is most certainly ideological. It is a straightforward pathway to ‘fundamentally transform’ America.

    None of this is difficult to understand. The phenomenon is one of intellectual dishonesty that is borne of ideology and/or vested interests. The ignorance is just ‘willful ignorance’; people don’t care to understand.

  • The proper term is illegal aliens! NOT undocumented immigrants. A standard liberal tactic is to swap an accurate term for a softer, but less accurate word that make the bilge they are feeding everyone go down easier. Euphemisms are part of their stock in trade.

  • Ted

    Trump is a pompous, self-aggrandizing, blowhard … BUT … if he can generate a grassroots, activist, anti-illegal immigrant movement in this country which, in turn, moves the worthless humps in both parties in Washington to finally take a hardline stand against illegals … then he’ll have accomplished something worthwhile. And … all he really has to do is generate a movement to make E-Verify MANDATORY for employment, tenancy, and receipt of social services purposes … backed up with serious penalties … including jail time … for anyone who disregards the requirement.

  • Ted

    Reagan, who I believe was a Repbulican, personally rolled out the carpet for the illegals in 1986 … and nobody in Washington … Republican or Democrat … Conservative or Liberal … has done a single thing since to stop the bu**sh** since!

  • Maria-Erlinda Martinez

    charles Roy, you are right on target!!! Lexicological and semantic strafing is enormously important in psychological warfare, which is part of the ideological warfare that the Left engages in against freedom.

    All those who use canard-ous phrases to refer to illegal aliens and influx of illegal aliens, such as “illegal immigrants”, “illegal immigration”, “undocumented immigrants”, “undocumented workers” and the rest , are doing –either wittingly or inadvertently…but equally harmfully to America– the bidding of the traitorous domestic Left in America (i.e., the Democrat Party), by awarding illegal aliens the attribute of immigrants. They are either trespassers or visa overstayers, that is, illegal aliens, not immigrants.

    Beware that city, county/parish/borough –and soon, state– governments in the hands of Democrats (i.e., the Left) are moving aggressively to giving illegal aliens the right to vote in local elections. Rest assured that when the edicts come out, the term “undocumented immigrants” will be there to soften the impact. City governments of DC, New York and San Francisco are among of those well ahead on the move.

    Such maneuver must be seen as a “landing-beach softening” in preparation for an impending –i.e., the Republicans will do nothing to stop it and the Democrats will cheerfully support it– Obama’s unconstitutional “presidential action” granting illegal aliens the right to vote in federal elections.

    Obama”s unconstitutional “presidential action” granting amnesty to illegal aliens set the norm. The Democrats applaud and support it ; the good-for-nothing Republicans (the libertarians are in this too, all for the sake of what they call “trans-borders labor free-markets”) do nothing to stop it.

  • The deal was supposed to be a one-time good deal for the cheap democrat labor/voters. Thereafter there was to be no more illegal border crossings. The democrat congress refused to fund the border fence or increase the manpower and budget of the Border Patrol, etc. etc.

    They are STILL illegal aliens, NOT “undocumented immigrants”. Interlopers or uninvited guests would be more accurate terms.

  • Maria-Erlinda Martinez

    Are you kidding? The media are –at least most of them– not the innocuous, utopically idealistic “citizens of the world”, but cesspools of hardcore-Left operatives and ideologues engaged heavily in balkanizing America even further, so as to fostering social, class and ethnic strife, for it is in the midst of strife and chaos that the hardcore-Left strives.

    Why do you think that “community organizing” (i.e., ghetto agitation) is so important to the hardcore-Left to have driven Obama to have made his most important occupation prior to occupying (i.e., “Occupy Wall Street” style) the White House?

    It is so only because three of the most important activities in the hardcore-Left are agitation, agitation, and agitation….Obama being in America The Agitator in Chief…with the full support of the Democrat Party (whose ideological nucleus is the embodiment of the hardcore-Left in America) and its fronts, in order of prominence: THE MEDIA, academia, the arts and entertainment, the intelligentsia, organized labor, and organized theology of “liberation” religion (the latter now led by one Jorge-Mario “Pope Francis” Bergoglio).

    And fascist-corporatist business interests in the USA demand not only that immigration (i.e., legal entry and stay) into the USA NOT be controlled (particularly via the piñatas of the foreign Guest Worker Program where the piñata-goodies are the annual hundreds of thousands of visas type H1-B, TN-1, L-1, E-3, H1-B1, W-1, etc.); but also that the illegal-alien influx (i.e., illegal entry or visa-overstay) be equally NOT controlled…all for the sake of cheap (quality and cost) labor, thus displacing American workers)…the libertarians supporting it for the, in their minds, sacrosancticity of low cost labor.

    Notice that is not fair competition for jobs, as in the vast majority of cases, employes of foreign “guest workers” pay them slave wages, give them no job perks, and get them sardined in “living” quarters (up to ten of them in one-bedroom apartments) by modern slave traders, such as the notorious Infosys Ltd.

    Notice also that, apparently contradictorily, the Democrats support the “guest” worker visa piñata.

    “Apparently contradictorily”, because the “guest” worker visa program fits perfectly the self fulfilling “prophesy” that Lenin heralded in “Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism”, where Lenin “prophesied” that, upon heaving reached its pinnacle, all what is left to actual free-enterprise (i.e., “capitalism”) is its colossal collapse. (“Capitalism” is how s derisively Marx nick-named free-enterprise, meaning the gluttonous hoarding of capital for the sake of hoarding it on the shoulders of “the masses”, which to a high degree was true during the dawn times of the industrial revolution –circa 1760 to circa 1840– all the way up to the Victorian age).

    By “imperialism”, Lenin meant, not territorial imperialism, but international finance imperialism, According to him, the affluent countries would send their capital to poor countries to be put to work locally using the local cheap labor and cheap raw materials. And when the conditions make labor and raw materials expensive, like locus, hop into another poor country, the original capital never returning to the country of origin, thus creating unemployment in the origin country, to thus make the conditions in the origin country ripe for Bolshevist revolution. Of course, such Bolshevist revolution doesn’t happen; what comes to happen is heavy unemployment, making millions of unemployed in the origin country (e.g., the USA) go into heavy dependence on “government assistance”, thus helping make government the great giver, THE re-distributor of “the wealth”, as Obama vowed he would make government in America become.

    No, it is not as simple as you MDE propose it is.

  • Well said, lady, but be ready for the creeps in both parties to come after you hammer and tongs!

  • emag

    Bingo!

  • emag

    Yes and I hope he can do it.
    I am sure he knows he won’t win, but he will wake up hopefully many people in this country.
    And that alone is worth it.

  • Lorilu

    George Orwell believed that if you control the language, you control the people.

  • disqus_dYob1RKXDL

    You are right Charles Roy. The US Code defines these people as “illegal alien.” I believe this law was passed before the word ‘alien’ was used for UFO occupiers…

  • disqus_dYob1RKXDL

    Reagan agreed to the amnesty in exchange for punishing those who hired illegal alien. This part has never been enforced and that is why we have upwards of 20 million illegal aliens. Reagan regretted having done this and being duped by the establishment on both sides of the aisle. Don’t forget that he was forced to take “one world order” George HW Bush as VP, and worse than that, Bush’s best friend, Jim Baker, as Chief of Staff. There were only 10% of us political appointees who were loyal to Reagan. The rest were either Bushiites or self-serving SOBs. Those of us Reagan loyalists spent more time fighting the Bushiites than fighting Democrats. Things are much worse now, as there are no Ronald Reagans in the horizon…

  • The United States has had an alien population for decades. They were here legally, and had to register and renew their registration periodically. They were from all over the world, not just Latin America, and were here for business, marriage, and other legitimate purposes.

  • Richard Hellstrom

    In 2007 it was reported that { Since 1999 there have been nearly one million victims of rape, child molestation, sexual homicides, and rape and molestation of handicapped children by illegal immigrants here in the U.S. and that their were approximately 240,000 illegal immigrant sex offenders in the United States and that nearly 63% of the illegal immigrant sex offenders had been deported at least once before prior to committing a sex crime in the U.S.}
    Illegal Alien Sex Fiends
    Andy Selepak — January 16, 2007
    North Carolina would be a great state to study in this area – Between November 1, 2013 and October 31, 2014, there have been 4,317 charges of child sexual assault filed against illegal aliens in North Carolina alone.

  • Erudite Mavin

    Trump could care less about the issue of illegals.

    He did not have a problem with it when he gave thousands of dollars to Hillary and the Clinton Foundation along with many other liberal Democrats.

    All who support illegals.

    Donald “Lonesome Rhodes” Trump forgot what he said a few years ago.

    Trump Hit Romney for Being Too Tough and Too Alienating to Hispanics on Immigration

    By Rich Lowry — July 9, 2015

    Donald Trump is now the super-hawk on immigration. It wasn’t always so, and not so long ago. A Newsmax article from November 2012 on his views on what went wrong in the election is making the rounds.

    Back then, Trump’s view on immigration was utterly conventional–he wanted a “comprehensive solution” to accommodate immigrants who want to be “wonderful productive citizens,” and thought Romney’s policy of attrition (infamously described as self-deportation) was “maniacal” and mean-spirited:

    The Republican Party will continue to lose presidential elections if it comes across as mean-spirited and unwelcoming toward people of color, Donald Trump tells Newsmax.

    Whether intended or not, comments and policies of Mitt Romney and other Republican candidates during this election were seen by Hispanics and Asians as hostile to them, Trump says.

  • Richard Hellstrom

    It’s easy to hate Trump because he’s just another part of a group of elite people that live under social privilege that have no social hardship and presume to have all the answers and provide no solutions and continue to extort the system and those around them !

  • MargieMcTrouble

    Calling a burglar a “crook” is insensitive too. Waaaaah!

  • MargieMcTrouble

    The control of language actually controls what your mind is able to think. Language affects brain wiring.

  • GeorgeRA

    Illegal alien? What’s there to argue?

  • Highland26

    Go, Trump 2016!

  • Highland26

    Times have changed.

  • Highland26

    Trump 2016!

  • Highland26

    I don’t believe you!

  • Erudite Mavin

    I have done my research and especially use Trump’s own words. I also gave my source above which can be proved.

    More from Trump.

    Immigration:
    You seem to think he’s an immigration hardliner, and he’s certainly pretending to be. But why can’t you see through it? He condemned Mitt Romney as an immigration hardliner in 2012 and favored comprehensive immigration reform. He told Bill O’Reilly he was in favor of a “path to citizenship” for 30 million illegal immigrants:

    Trump: You have to give them a path. You have 20 million, 30 million, nobody knows what it is. It used to be 11 million. Now, today I hear it’s 11, but I don’t think it’s 11. I actually heard you probably have 30 million. You have to give them a path, and you have to make it possible for them to succeed. You have to do that.

    Question: Just how many rapists and drug dealers did Donald Trump want to give green cards to?

    Obamacare: The man wrote in his own book and said elsewhere that he was in favor of Canadian-style socialized medicine — which would put him to the left of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, and on pretty much the same page as Bernie Sanders.

    Hillary:
    Speaking of her, Trump praised Hillary Clinton and her health-care reform plan — in 2007! She attended his (most recent) wedding. He donated to her campaigns and to the Clinton Foundation. In 2008, he couldn’t get his head around the fact that Obama didn’t pick her for VP. “I’m a big fan of Hillary. She’s a terrific woman. She’s a friend of mine.”

    Economics:
    People tout the guy’s business record. But he represents almost exactly what his supporters think he opposes. He’s a crony capitalist par excellence. He gives to whatever politician can grease the skids for his next deal — and he makes no apologies for it. He’s an eminent-domain voluptuary. He abuses bankruptcy laws like a stack of homemade get-out-of-jail-free cards

  • Unless the unemployment rate is ZERO, there should NEVER be any H1B visas issued. And that’s why we must vote for Donald Trump, not Marco Rubio.

    Rubio/Clinton (there’s really no difference, folks) would finish off what’s left of the American job market.

  • Kelsonus

    If the media hated Trump, they’d ignore him.
    They’re rooting for him hard right now thinking he’s the best chance for Hillary
    We do all remember McCain’s love by the media right?

  • Thomas Moloian

    to all trump haters, your all sick and sad parasites and you can’t handle the truth and trump didn’t use eminent domain on that elderly woman for he offered her $1.5 million which was 2x what it was worth for later she sold for $750 thousand so get your facts straight.

    trump did it all legally and you fucking liberal communist media along with the dnc and front runners like killary the email frauder and benghazi butcher with sanders the real communist are trying to derail trump and it won’t work it just will make him stronge and he’s our next president anyway.

    fyi, the gop controlled congress will i hear block omaggots replacement for antonin scalia until election is over and there’s nothing omaggot the traitor can do about it.

  • tp

    can’t wait till we have president trump. he will take this liberal lying left wing media to its knees and send the scum like this author to the exits.

  • John

    I up-voted for a new word you added to my vocabulary.
    “Intelligentsia”

  • John

    Good one…lol

  • Thomas Moloian

    why do women hate trump? he’s speaks his mind and all media want is to destroy him and keep their cushy jobs and bonuses, flash:

    I HOPE TRUMP WINS AND DESTROYS ALL MEDIA AND ESTABLISHMENT, PERIOD!

  • Thomas Moloian

    hey liberal media, blow me faggots

  • Thomas Moloian

    do worry friend he will win and the gop will be wiped out as well as the liberal communist party and lyin cruz will sneak back to texas and moron kasich will go back to ohio where he will eventually be voted out!

    trump 2016!

  • Thomas Moloian

    hey maggot faggot asshole ted, say that to my face you retard!

  • Thomas Moloian

    liberal communist media are all hypocrites and both parties need to be wiped out

  • Thomas Moloian

    convince me of that

  • Thomas Moloian

    you sound like a killary voter

  • Thomas Moloian

    you must be a racist black

  • Erudite Mavin

    If you think a life long Republican who first voted in the 1960s
    and worked in Reagans headquarters when he first ran for Gov. supports Hillary, think again.

  • Erudite Mavin

    Your type enable Democrat victories and your objective.

  • Kelsonus

    2 articles from the left, one from the right:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2016/04/01/the-looming-trump-disaster-in-three-charts/

    http://www.democracycorps.com/National-Surveys/edging-toward-an-earthquake-election/

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/4560/coulter-says-trump-only-republican-who-can-win-hes-ben-shapiro

    All speak to the matchup of Trump Hillary
    Additionally, look who bested Trump in the debates. Not who won the polls by stuffing the ballots, but who shut him down: Carly
    If you think Hillary didn’t learn something by that…

  • m asadi

    The illegal occupiers are the white invaders whose crime was genocide and mass theft, something no Mexican migrant has done- btw half of their country was stolen from Mexico. The word “alien” is racist in terms of subdividing the species but then America or rather AmeriKKKa was established based on racial exclusion and broken treaties and promises- all illegal crap later given legal cover.