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Are Dishonest Journalists Inherently Dishonest?
For outrageously dishonest journalism, analyze this
September 10th story by
Washington Post reporter S. Mitra Kalita, "
for Legitimacy in the Immigrant Economy (e-mail her
Illegal alien #1, Edy Diaz, is smuggled into the country from
Guatemala and is transported to safety with the help
from a relative already in the U.S.
Diaz shacks up with illegal alien #2, Rosa Guzman. Both use fake
social security numbers purchased from forgers
to get jobs.
Diaz's cousin, Dimas Diaz allows his name to be used by Edy to "buy"
a $320,000 house. Dimas is a member of the
Service Employees International Union that has a
long history of enrolling illegal alien workers.
Said house is paid in part by housing other "immigrants"
who appear to also be illegal.
Edy Diaz and Guzman's employer sponsors the now married couple
with absolutely no penalties for anyone.
The couple is rewarded with legal status and a path to
Diaz and Guzman have two
anchor babies, Edy Jose and Gabriela.
What is wrong with this picture?
Among the many crimes not addressed by Kalita are:
- Why weren't Dimas
and the illegal aliens charged with felony fraud in
their federally funded
- Why do we reward
illegals for breaking our laws?
How much more dishonest can a reporter be than Kalita,
an obvious supporter of lawbreaking?
the president of the
South Asian Journalists Association,
Kalita has also been the Post's the "immigrant
business reporter" since March 2005.
personal family history
not withstanding, is obligated to follow the same
ethical reporting codes
as all other journalists in her stories—immigration
related or otherwise. Kalita is not entitled to a free
pass, as she obviously thinks she is, to editorialize
for more liberal immigration laws simply because she is