Norman Hsu, Immigrant Success Story? Not!
September 30, 2009, 02:52 PM
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This was a report from the Wall Street Journal:
Democratic Donor Gets 24-Year Term

By CHRIS HERRING

SEPTEMBER 30, 2009

NEW YORK — A federal judge Tuesday sentenced Democratic fund-raiser Norman Hsu to more than 24 years in prison for illegally funneling money to U.S. political candidates and for defrauding investors in a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme.

Ponzi, of course, was an earlier immigrant entreptreneur. And in its story the Journal actually mentions he's "a legal U.S. immigrant from Hong Kong," but you'll notice it doesn't go in the headline. Typical WSJ headlines about immigrants are and, this a personal favorite Hsu, by the way, is pronounced "Shoe" which has led to a number of bad puns, such as "Hsu-per California Donors Extradition Opus" (which are racist.) However, in spite of the Journal mentioning it, the majority of the media don't.  A search for "Norman Hsu" bings up 770 results—a search for "Norman Hsu AND immigrant" brings up 6.