Brit Hume is unhappy with the media’s “grossly overdone” hysteria about Arizona’s new law which essentially copies and pastes a bunch of federal penalties for illegal immigration onto the state books. He says, “a lot of the news stories simply flat had it wrong, and a lot of the critics of the bill itself have also got it wrong.”
Mr. Hume is too kind. They didn’t simply flat have it wrong. They’re willfully lying because they know if they keep it up long enough the lie will take hold and they’ll win. They’re relying on us not to fight back effectively. And they’re probably right.
CBS, while moaning that Arizona has made illegal aliens feel “unwelcome” disingenuously reports that 51% of people think the law is about right. The screen graphic omits the 9% who feel it doesn’t go far enough. Sixty percent of Arizonans support this law, versus 36% who oppose it, a fact CBS downplayed while it hyped the heartbreak of the 12 year old girl whose best friend’s family fled Arizona for California because of the mean ol’ law!!