Sunday, April 22, 2012

Florida Media Soft on Hate Groups

This passage in a Palm Beach Post article amazed me in its dishonesty.
"SB 1070 is not only constitutional, but necessary in the face of the Obama administration's refusal to enforce the law and protect the security and interests of the American people," said the Federation for American Immigration Reform, the most powerful conservative group active on the immigration issue.
President Barack Obama has quadrupled President Bush on deportations. In September of 2011, Obama had nearly as manydeportations as Bush did in his two terms.
The Obama administration had deported about 1.06 million as of September 12, against 1.57 million in Bush's two full presidential terms.
Why would the Federation for American Immigration Reform say that Obama refuses to enforce immigration laws when the current president has been more hawkish than Bush? Perhaps it is because FAIR has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Here are some of the bizarre racist rants by Fair founder John Tanton.
In Its Own Words "As Whites see their power and control over their lives declining, will they simply go quietly into the night? Or will there be an explosion?" —FAIR founder and board member John Tanton, Oct. 10, 1986

"I've come to the point of view that for European-American society and culture to persist requires a European-American majority, and a clear one at that." —John Tanton, letter to eugenicist and ecology professor Garrett Hardin (now deceased), Dec. 10, 1993

"I blame ninety-eight percent of responsibility for this country's immigration crisis on Ted Kennedy and his political allies, who decided some time back in 1958, earlier perhaps, that immigration was a great way to retaliate against Anglo-Saxon dominance and hubris, and the immigration laws from the 1920s were just this symbol of that, and it's a form of revengism, or revenge, that these forces continue to push the immigration policy that they know full well are [sic] creating chaos and will continue to create chaos down the line." —FAIR President Dan Stein, "Oral History of the Federation for American Immigration Reform," interview of Dan Stein by John Tanton, August 1994.

"Do we leave it to individuals to decide that they are the intelligent ones who should have more kids? And more troublesome, what about the less intelligent, who logically should have less? Who is going to break the bad news [to less intelligent individuals], and how will it be implemented?" —John Tanton, letter to eugenicist Robert K. Graham (now deceased), Sept. 18, 1996
My question is why is the Palm Beach Post treating FAIR as if it is a legitimate political organization? We recently witnessed Fox News Orlando call the National Socialist Movement a civil rights group. Why is Florida media being so soft on white supremacist groups?

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