WASHINGTON, May 8, 2007 – With news breaking about a plot by Islamic radicals, including at least three illegal aliens in the U.S., to kill American soldiers at Fort Dix, Accuracy in Media editor Cliff Kincaid announced today that he intends to confront Washington Post chairman Donald E. Graham about a foundation associated with the media company that contributed funds to a Maryland organization that supports illegal immigrants.
CASA of Maryland, which distributes an eight-page book telling illegal aliens how to avoid law enforcement authorities, names the Philip L. Graham Fund as one of its financial supporters in its annual report. The Graham Fund is staffed by current and former officials of the Washington Post and includes Donald E. Graham, chairman of the board and CEO of The Washington Post Company, as a trustee.
The CASA book, “Know Your Rights,” tells illegal aliens not to carry “any documents from your country of origin” and that “providing your name” to a police officer “has risks” because “your name can be used to start a deportation process.” It flatly says, “Don’t provide government officials information about your immigration status.”
The book was prepared by CASA with the assistance of the far-left National Lawyers Guild and the Detention Watch Network, a group opposed to detention of “non-citizens.”
“The CASA book is an effort to obstruct justice and thwart enforcement of our immigration laws,” stated Accuracy in Media editor Cliff Kincaid. “It is shocking that a foundation associated with the Washington Post would put funds into an organization associated with such an activity.”
Another matter Kincaid intends to raise with Graham involves the regular appearances that Post media reporter Howard Kurtz made on the Don Imus radio/TV show, even though Imus was a shock jock whose offensive utterances were well-known and well-documented.
The Post meeting will be held in the Community Meeting Room, The Washington Post Building, 1150 15th Street, N.W. in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 10, at 8:00 a.m.
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