Monday, June 25, 2012

The Arizona Immigration Decision: Surveying the Full Spectrum of Media Headline Spin

Here is a sampling of headlines from a variety of news sources which I've listed in order, from the most liberal spin to the most conservative. Check out the difference between Fox News and Fox News Latino.


Supreme Court rejects most of Arizona immigration law: Salt Lake City Tribune
High court strikes down key parts of Arizona immigration law: MSNBC
Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provisions Of Arizona Immigration Law: Vermont Public Radio
High court limits state action on immigration: Boston Globe
US Supreme Court Rejects Much of Arizona Immigration Law: Voice of America
Supreme Court mostly rejects Arizona immigration law; gov says 'heart' remains: CNN
Arizona Immigration Law 'Heart' Struck Down by Supreme Court: Fox News Latino


Court Splits on Arizona Law: Wall Street Journal
High court splits its verdict on Arizona immigration law: Reuters
Ruling on immigration law has both sides claiming victory: USA Today
High court splits its verdict on Arizona immigration law: Chicago Tribune
U.S. Supreme Court issues split ruling on Arizona immigration law: Xinhua
Arizona Supreme Court decision: A mixed bag for Obama: CBS News


Supreme Court reins in Arizona immigration law, but leaves key provision in place: Fox News
Supreme Court upholds key part of Arizona immigration law: ABC News
Arizona DREAM Act Coalition 'laments' upholding of SB 1070 provision: AZFamily
The immigration proclamation: President Obama may not ignore laws he dislikes: National Review
Jan Brewer: Arizona to enforce 'show me your papers' policy ASAP: Los Angeles Times
Supreme Court upholds part of strict Arizona immigration law: McClatchy News
Supreme Court upholds key plank of Arizona immigration law: Washington Times

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I've been thinking about the list of plain, uncontestable affronts to the Constitution initiated by the current administration. Vintage media, for the most part, has ignored -- or worse, applauded -- these steps.

In truth, legacy media is cheerleading for lawlessness. Because if any Republican president had attempted even one of these crimes (and they are indeed crimes), we'd have read endless page one, above-the-fold coverage in The New York Times. We'd have seen months of breathless, opening-the-broadcast special reports -- with custom "Presidential Crisis" artwork and logos -- from the likes of Brian Williams and Diane Sawyer.

Which is why I would encourage you to never read or watch vintage media. It's time to put a stop to their idiocy.

1 comment:

Bones said...

If Mexico bordered Virginia and Maryland, the illegal Mexican immigrant problem would have been solved long ago.