Immigration Coverage: The Biased Leading the Clueless

Immigration Coverage: The Biased Leading the CluelessNational Review – Reporting errors highlight the media’s gullibility on immigration. Too many reporters and editors unthinkingly see the anti-enforcement groups’ views as normative, and just assume their statements of fact are correct. This isn’t just because the reporters are mostly liberals, which is obviously true, but also because the coalition includes lobbyists from both the right and the left.

If the Chamber of Commerce AFL-CIO, Cato Institute, and Center for American Progress agree that we need amnesty and vastly increased immigration, then that must be the “mainstream” position, with the other side being less reputable. This leads to a woeful, and unjournalistic, lack of skepticism where even baldly false factual claims are repeated without question. You also see this in the endless repetition of non-existent provisions in the Senate bill on paying “back taxes” and “learning English.” [Read More]