As part of a strategic initiative by leftwing groups to control public debate on mass immigration, a major Jewish organization is demanding that cable television news networks identify restrictionists as hatemongers whenever those spokesmen appear in news programs.
In letters sent to the heads of CNN, FOX and MSNBC, the influential American Jewish Committee demanded that advocates of immigration law enforcement such as Jim Gilchrest and Chris Simcox of the Minuteman Project and restrictionist Dan Stein of the Federation for Immigration Reform should be identified as "promoting hate."
AJC General Counsel Jeffrey Sinensky who signed the letter, said the appearance of those spokesmen on television news programs was "inappropriate and offensive." He said the men had appeared on cable news shows such as Lou Dobbs Tonight, The O'Reilly Factor, and MSNBC News Live.
The AJC letter is part of larger strategy being implemented by allied left-wing groups throughout the country. AJC is partnering with the openly racist National Council of La Raza and its "We Can Stop the Hate" campaign to drive the spokesmen for immigration restiction off the airways.
In February last year, Middle American News reported on the efforts by the corporate sponsored Hispanic group La Raza to force syndicated columnist Patrick Buchanan off the air because he disagreed with la Raza's views on immigration. Janet Murguia, president and CEO of la Raza, sent letters nationwide urging supporters to pressure television networks to bar Buchanan and other restrictionist spokemen from network programs. Buchanan is author of two bestselling books that strongly criticize America's open border immigration policy. Murguia said Buchanan's appearance on CNN to plug his books illustrates "how the immigration debate has led to inhumane and degrading treatment of immigrants, including millions of Hispanic Americans."
She said Buchanan's views are "unacceptable in a democratic society."
AJC and la Raza's campaign against TV appearances by immigration critics has been joined in recent months by the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center. Spokesman for the group Mark Potok told the Philadelphia Inquirer that CNN's Lou Dobbs and other immigration critics appearing on television are spreading "hate."
The strategy to kick immigration critics off the air is the left's apparent response to the major defeat they incurred last year on immigration legislation.
The nation's entire network of left-wing organizations and their multi-billion dollar funding apparatus in corporate America suffered a setback of historic proportions in 2007 when the House of Representatives, in response to widespread public outrage over mass immigration, refused to pass legislation granting amnesty to an estimated 10 million to 20 million illegal aliens. The House refused to even consider the bill, despite support for it from the president, the Senate, and every major power center in the U.S., including the national Chamber of Commerce, every major daily newspaper, university presidents, immigration advocacy groups and assorted radicals and leftists.
Rarely has the establishment, working in concert with its advance guard on the far left, ever sustained such a defeat. Amnesty for illegal aliens is a long sought goal of both left-wing organizations and the big business groups that back them. For the left, millions of newly legalized immigrants represent a large pool of potential political recruits to use as a battering ram against the white, middle-class society they have longed to destroy. At the same time, those same millions of newly legalized immigrants represent new sources of cheap labor for major corporations.
Not surprisingly, some of America's largest corporations are the main sponors of at least one of the groups trying to kick immigration critics off the airways. In 1982, the National Council of la Raza established a broad "corporate board of advisors" made up of senior executives from 26 major well-known corporations. La Raza says the board meets twice yearly for "decision-making about issues and programs of common concern."
The 26 corporations helping la Raza advance its agenda are the following:
Allstate Insurance Company
Bank of America
The Coca-Cola Company
ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Coors Brewing Company
Ford Motor Company
General Mills, Inc.
General Motors Corporation
J.C. Penney Company, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Kraft Foods, Inc.
The McGraw-Hill Companies
Miller Brewing Company
State Farm Insurance Companies
Time Warner Inc.
United Parcel Service (UPS)
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
According to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, another influential Jewish group, the Anti-Defamation League, will address whether to join the campaign against immigration critics at an upcoming meeting of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, a public policy umbrella organization that represents several major national Jewish groups.
On its Web site, the American Jewish Council said its mission is to protect the welfare and security of Jews "throughout the world." It believes that promoting "pluralism" is the best way to "ensure Jewish continuity."
April 2008 Middle American News
(This Middle American News site looks really interesting. I'm adding it to links so we can consult it again. I found this site by going to the website of Texas Border Volunteers. One of their members contacted us by e-mail. Added them, too. The above article credits the left wingers for the push to silence anti-illegal immigration spokesmen. Actually, the Mexican government not only started it, they are funding it. Here's some background: -- Faye)
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