Conservative's Defeat Immigration Bill, Thanks to "Visceral" Repetition of "Hot-Button Word"

Julia Preston gives immigration "reform" opponents their due but still manages to condescend.

Liberal Rhetoric on Bringing Illegals "Out of the Shadows"

Jennifer Medina sobbed: "Within hours, any sense of sanctuary that the city and advocates for immigrants advocates [sic] had developed over the years was turned upside down, replaced with fear."

The Usual "Angry" Conservatives Oppose Bush on Immigration

The Times once again personalizes conservative opposition to Bush's amnesty plan as "vitriolic" ranting.

Lou Dobbs Strikes Back Against Times

Dobbs fights back against Times reporter-turned-columnist David Leonhardt, who called Dobbs a paranoid "nativist" for his strong opposition to illegal immigration.

Simplistic Conservatives vs. "Complex," "Nuanced" Supporters of Immigration Bill

Jim Rutenberg falls back on a liberal conceit: "Conservative opponents can use one word, amnesty, against the bill. Supporters, the president included, are forced into the complex weeds of policy ...

Lou Dobbs, "Heir to the Nativist Tradition" Against Mexicans

David Leonhardt fact-checks the CNN anchor with a vengeance - but could the Times itself withstand similar scrutiny?

Bill Richardson, Immigration Centrist? Not Exactly

Adam Nagourney claims that Bill Richardson sounds like a Republican because he doesn't use the word amnesty to describe his plan for letting illegals become citizens.

Immigration Bill Opposed by "Livid" Conservatives Full of Talk Radio "Anger"

Apparently only conservatives get mad about immigration bills.

Portraying Illegal Immigrants as Victims for May Day Amnesty Rallies

Julia Preston: "This May 1 there will be another round of rallies and marches, but this time immigrants will also be protesting a surge in deportations."

Nina Bernstein, Back on the Pro-Immigration Beat

Do illegal immigrants really raise wages for U.S. workers? And did the detention of Muslims after 9-11 equal the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
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