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AP Drops "Illegal Immigrant" From Stylebook (it is "dehumanizing")
ABC News ^

Posted on 04/02/2013 3:36:47 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

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KEYWORDS: aliens; illegalaliens

1 posted on 04/02/2013 3:36:47 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

see: http://www.dhs.gov/definition-terms#8

At the link above, the Department of Homeland Security uses the phrase “illegal aliens” when defining the phrase “Legalized Aliens”.

So, will the AP and NYT start to call them illegal aliens or try to find a description that is devoid of any connotation of illegality?


2 posted on 04/02/2013 3:39:01 PM PDT by AJFavish (www.allanfavish.com)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Fine by me - it was grossly inaccurate anyway. I’ll stick with “Illegal Alien Invader”

;-)


3 posted on 04/02/2013 3:39:05 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Red in Blue PA

How about foregn criminal alien invader?


4 posted on 04/02/2013 3:40:19 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Just plain ol “criminal” is all I need.


5 posted on 04/02/2013 3:42:31 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Red in Blue PA
"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," Carroll wrote. The company's decision comes after years of controversy over the term. Fusion, the ABC-Univision joint venture, does not use "illegal immigrant" because we believe it dehumanizes those it describes and we find it to be linguistically inaccurate. We wrote last year about how most of America's college newspapers major TV networks including ABC, NBC and CNN, have vowed to stop using the term. Nearly half of Latino voters polled last year in a Fox News Latino survey said that they find the term "illegal immigrant" offensive.
6 posted on 04/02/2013 3:43:41 PM PDT by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory lasts forever.)
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To: JoeDetweiler

I flip flop back and forth. Sometimes go with Criminalien, other times Crimigrant.


7 posted on 04/02/2013 3:43:46 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Red in Blue PA

How about “foreign invaders”? There. Fixed it.


8 posted on 04/02/2013 3:46:46 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Language of the Third Reich: By Victor Klemperer

In the book, Klemperer details how the nazis manipulated the German language as a means of manipulating German society into being more accepting of nazi ideals and goals.
9 posted on 04/02/2013 3:49:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
The problem is not the "illegal" part, it's the "immigrant" part.

If they did not follow the immigration process, then how can they be an immigrant?

They are illegally present, and they are not immigrants.

-PJ

10 posted on 04/02/2013 3:50:25 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: All

How about: Thieving Foreigners?


11 posted on 04/02/2013 3:53:36 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: Autonomous User
Nearly half of Latino voters polled last year in a Fox News Latino survey said that they find the term "illegal immigrant" offensive.

This just in: people who steal find the term "thief" offensive....

12 posted on 04/02/2013 3:57:24 PM PDT by papertyger (Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be broken....)
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To: Political Junkie Too
The problem is not the "illegal" part, it's the "immigrant" part.

"Immigrant" means "they're staying no matter what real citizens want."

13 posted on 04/02/2013 3:59:38 PM PDT by papertyger (Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be broken....)
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To: Red in Blue PA

No problem. I prefer “illegal alien”.


14 posted on 04/02/2013 4:00:44 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

What is “dehumanizing” is what is dehumanizing toward the millions of LEGAL immigrants by all the phony paens to illegal immigrants. It is a moral insult, a dehumanizing moral insult to LEGAL immigrants.


15 posted on 04/02/2013 4:01:36 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Red in Blue PA
trespassers?
law-breakers?
16 posted on 04/02/2013 4:01:36 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Boycott the AP Stylebook!!


17 posted on 04/02/2013 4:02:27 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: Red in Blue PA

I prefer the legal term, Deportable Alien


18 posted on 04/02/2013 4:04:49 PM PDT by notted
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To: papertyger
That sounds like squatters.

-PJ

19 posted on 04/02/2013 4:04:56 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

For once I agree with the MSM, that the expression “illegal alien” is so overused that it is vitiated, and no longer carries the weight it should.

However, I strongly disagree with their replacement of “undocumented immigrant”, as that is a bold faced lie.

Instead, I think conservatives should restore the context of “illegal alien”, by instead calling them what they are: “Mexican citizens”. Because this is downright accurate.

They are *not* immigrants, and many do not wish to become American citizens. Instead they want to work here and profit from us, benefit from the generosity of welfare intended for *our* citizens, get a free education, yet give little to our nation in return.

By calling them what they are, “Mexican citizens”, it puts both what they are, and the generosity liberals want to extend to them in perspective.

Liberals want to give Mexican citizens free health care.

Liberals want to give Mexican citizens in-state tuition at our state universities.

Liberals want to give Mexican citizens welfare, food stamps, and all the other benefits that Americans pay for with their taxes.

When put in these terms, “illegal aliens” are no longer what the public associates with them, they are, in effect, “foreign aid to Mexico.”

They are Mexican citizens.

So let’s turn around this effort by the MSM to lie to the public, and insist on calling Mexican citizens what they are.


20 posted on 04/02/2013 4:07:55 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Red in Blue PA; wagglebee

Ass Press/American Pravda/Agit Prop/Buttociated Press does all it can to deny that a fetus is a human being and that over 50 million small defenseless children in America have been butchered by mothers and medical practitioners in the past 40 years.

Dehumanizing my butt.


21 posted on 04/02/2013 4:11:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

AssPress is LYING when it says they are “undocumented immigrants”. They carry FALSIFIED DOCUMENTS, some obtained through government offices with under the table kickbacks (they aren’t all manufactured at flea markets).


22 posted on 04/02/2013 4:13:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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