Wednesday, June 22, 2011

That's Your Liberal Media

In Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas' 4000-plus-word essay "My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant" in this week's New York Times Magazine, he used the term "illegal immigrant" exactly once. He placed scare quotes around the term to refer to the racism that undocumented immigrants to the United States face.

Presumably, that racism includes CNN.com's coverage, which used the term "illegal immigrant" four times in its 570-word-long analysis of Vargas' essay. CNN filed its piece under the title "Pulitzer Prize winner: I'm an illegal immigrant".

Just FYI.