Monday, August 07, 2006

More from Thom Hartmann

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Here's the second in a series of three articles written by progressive radio personality, Thom Hartmann. He's explaining again, why language is so important in politics, how the Republican spin machine is so good at maniuplating it and how Democrats are so behind in the battle. Today's article deals with so-called "illegal immigration" a right wing term. He suggests instead....

Reclaiming the Issues: "It's an Illegal Employer Problem"
by Thom Hartmann

Every time the media - or a Democrat - uses the phrase "Illegal Immigration" they are promoting one of Karl Rove's most potent Republican Party frames.

The reality is that we don't have an "Illegal Immigration" problem in America. We have an "Illegal Employer" problem.

Yet it's almost never mentioned in the mainstream media, because to point it out could slightly reduce the profits and CEO salaries of many of America's largest multi-state and multinational corporations - who both own the media and contribute heavily to conservative politicians. Republicans would prefer that the "criminals" covered in the press are working people, and that corporate and CEO criminals not get discussed.

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