Saturday, September 8, 2007

More distorted news coverage on Horizon's Journalists' Roundtable

Friday night's Journalists' Roundtable on Horizon was a disappointment as usual. The left wing journalists failed to even mention the landmark premiere of the AZ Federation of Taxpayers' annual scorecard on local governments which was issued this week .... Considering elections are just around the corner on Tuesday, the omission was clearly purposeful.

Of the lefties on Friday night's show, Howie Fischer was the most blatantly biased. He stated that hotels and the hospitality industry are going to be particularly hurt by employer sanctions. As we've learned from history (which the left chooses to ignore), the market will adapt and this includes the hotel industry. If there isn't enough labor available, costs will go up and/or people will take less vacations. It's not rocket science. However, we all know that unskilled legal workers will step forward from somewhere (as they're already doing around the country at meatpacking plants that are being raided by the feds and having their illegal workers removed), the jobs vacated by illegal immigrants will be filled, and the media crying wolf will conveniently forget that they ever cried wolf. Does this remind anyone of the Pavlovian dog? (well, it wouldn't remind the media because the Pavlovian dog is a lesson in our past which they've likely chosen to ignore)

Howie also asserted that people in Phoenix don't care about Phoenix being a sanctuary city. Oh really? Then why is I.C.E. now responding to every single phone call from Phoenix police reporting illegal immigrants, "resulting in the arrests of more than 6,000 undocumented immigrants over the past 12 months, twice as many as the year before?" They're not doing it out of the kindness of their hearts, nor because of the Bush administration, whose position on illegal immigration has been amnesty. They're doing it because Phoenix residents and police are fed up with Phoenix being designated a sanctuary city, which was done by an administrative city ordinance - not by the legislature or popular vote through the ballot initiative process.

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