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Our Criminal Media

Posted on | June 26, 2011 | 13 Comments

Michelle Malkin rips into them good here:

With great fanfare and elite media sympathy, Jose Antonio Vargas publicly declared himself an “undocumented immigrant” this week. . . . In the felony-friendly pages of The New York Crimes — er, Times — the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist turned illegal-alien activist spilled the beans on all the illegal IDs he amassed over the years. He had documents coming out of his ears.
The Times featured full-color photos of Vargas’ fake document trove — including a a fake passport with a fake name, a fake green card and a Social Security card his grandfather doctored for him at a Kinko’s. He committed perjury repeatedly on federal I-9 employment eligibility forms. In 2002, while pursuing his journalism career goals, an immigration lawyer told him he needed to accept the consequences of his law-breaking and return to his native Philippines.
Following the rules would have meant a 10-year bar to reentry into America. Making false claims of citizenship is a felony offense. Document fraud is a felony offense. . . .

You should read the whole thing. The decision by the New York Times to publish Vargas’s column is a disgrace to the profession of journalism. In what alternative universe does it make sense to celebrate a man for committing forgery and perjury — crimes involving dishonest falsification — when that man is supposed to be practicing a craft devoted to truth-telling?

Please note that Vargas is a native Filipino, just like Michelle Malkin’s parents. But her parents obeyed the law — which, by the perverse logic of liberalism, somehow entitles liberals to shout “RAAAAACIST!” at their daughter. And the New York Times publishes a column by the admitted felon Vargas, but would never publish anything by Malkin.


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