Wednesday, April 03, 2013

ASSociated Press: Drops "illegal immigrant" from Style Book

It's clear that the "appallingly pathetic" Associated Press "news" gathering organization has sunk to a new low on what is considered the truth in journalism. The asinine logic and explanation from the  Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll can be read here. Here are some of the money quotes:

"The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term “illegal immigrant” or the use of “illegal” to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that “illegal” should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally."

By the same logic a "rapist" should be known as a person who enters a vagina without authorization. Perhaps a burglar or home invader should be called an  unauthorized house guest.   George Orwell must be spinning in his grave over this pathetic attempt at political correctness expressed by this so called "news" organization. 

Even Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is not dumb enough to believe this nonsense from AP:

"Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told reporters last week that she didn’t ”really get caught up in the vocabulary wars.”
“They are immigrants who are here illegally, that’s an illegal immigrant,” she said." - WAPO

Though Jay Leno may have the real explanation for this Orwellian slight of hand made by the ASSociated Press for this change. 

BTW you can let the AP how you feel about this here:

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