Word Games: Times Wrestles with 'Illegals'
How best to refer to illegal immigrants?
- Duration 6:29
- Date Dec 14, 2011
How best to refer to illegal immigrants?
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-- magnified so because I have -- life I read the New York Times columnist Bill -- -- blog where he confessed to something horrible.
Yet readers were mad because he called illegal aliens illegals.
Yet that shorthanded phrase is now considered a slur.
Why is that well -- cohorts say it's because the anti immigration side uses that race.
See what they did there they said anti immigration.
But wait isn't that a -- -- if you dislike illegal immigration they call you anti immigration even if you're pro legal immigration.
I mean I love immigrants some say too much but I also frown on -- raking but the times -- races that stance with a sinister slur.
Keller -- -- is over new raises for illegal immigrants from undocumented to mixed status household.
And finally grabs the gimmick of offering too much information.
Meaning he's not a legal he just overstayed his visa.
He's not a legal he's just working without a legal permit in my favorite he's not a legal he just entered the country illegally it's.
What about he's not a drunk driver he just drives drunk.
Oh the joy of lying.
I mean it euphemisms to from now on it will no longer call Bill Keller -- editor but just a dude who neutralizes the -- But -- because you'd be the liberal represented here why does -- -- need to manipulate the language to hide facts.
-- a loaded question.
It was a very -- Dollars -- I think it's on documented workers are much better term.
-- -- you like deciding here illegally yes but virtually heroes -- if you came here legally.
Maybe -- -- relatives came barely you know are now.
I don't have a problem I like undocumented workers to their undocumented workers.
Yeah I think here -- edit an outlet and he is right about that the right wing is made illegal.
Actually check that Bill Keller check -- style manual yet AP -- -- and they said do not use undocumented workers -- I think this is so ridiculous so blog as a corrupt politician.
When the times com and ethically challenged politician that's that's not a good for them is that now that.
Now that everything's on blogs they have more room to use like longer reacts like him as a former editor you could probably appreciate that.
But wanted to shorten pilot Bill Keller and I were both editors at the same high school newspaper Sarah -- this Sarah friar terrorized the ten years apart we'll let the government out of girls -- it was a I'm sorry -- you Bob Sierra high school all share.
Anyway hey very quickly -- -- get it if it's illegal aliens in only the -- connotation but illegal immigrants is as accurate as you possibly can get on what the what the problem immigrants and immigrants -- that you're emigrating here true.
Illegally over the break the law.
That's exactly what you essentially -- illegally there would be an immigrant.
Right watering -- a language does not yet a little -- British and -- enemy that was a great monologue and move on I tell you what.
I -- -- at this time I pick their top person of the year.
And I don't think is much of a surprise it is the protestor.
I think I have some kind of socked no don't have set I gotta read it to you have to read it where is it.
-- Richard Stengel says it's for capturing and highlighting a global sense of restless promise.
For the there you go for the protestor.
Andrea what do you -- -- activists.
It's ridiculous the Greek and our kids who was trying to throw firebombs and struck the city is a little bit different in the nineteen -- square that wants lower food prices -- a little bit different than the guy who's -- on the cop car and yeah Manhattan Sally did that once and Andrea what -- -- to keep bringing it up and you don't Wear a hat like that -- This is this the way I I see -- time magazine as a middle aged divorced dad trying to hit on his daughters his girlfriend's.
I don't think they're so old and I can stop I think I'm like a lot of who we knew the person I know that they -- this differently that person of the year is like whoever had made had the most impact.
I think a person of the year as somebody who's actually done something good aren't easing her and maybe I liked that name came with but like I -- -- would have -- that -- that in the one who.
Burn himself yeah and killed himself and it started about saying it is mainly can't give somebody -- the one -- -- aren't yet.
But -- I don't like the fact that they -- inflate the air the air protest with where like you said.
Welcome tents -- -- think about this this is time magazine guys in in their defense in 1939 the head Adolf Hitler that person as Stalin before.
44 -- I had Ayatollah Khomeini they wanna name an actual person but for me and so are very quickly noted.
Hands down Steve Jobs -- guy who innovate and change the way we do everything he would be my eyes.
I thought I think they used to graduate Kurds are exactly right these people change our blog and -- a blog post that -- spending -- all the -- people.
And the reason I think the TV -- that they have single -- split the Republican Party from a grand old party to a party of right wing nuts all right very good.
Andrea are very bat depending on how you look.
And I just -- -- feedback when Eric said in times -- and I'm not want to defend the mainstream media they do say even though they should pick someone who is more noble.
That this is somebody has affected the news for good or for ill so it isn't supposed to be criminal well I think -- about I think picking someone -- better I think it takes a lot of guts to be a Christian -- -- in this country.
And battle the mainstream media and you know -- -- bless them.
I chose a friend and colleague and.
When that I greatly admire and I look forward to stop -- -- have.
I can't be -- the Charles Krauthammer well -- Charles Krauthammer this year has provided clarity of thought to millions of Americans to look forward to every Tuesday night he's not -- on Bret -- show every week.
-- as a calm on Friday that most people I talked to a lot of women in particular.
Our suite on Charles they say.
That's exactly how I was thinking about it but I couldn't say it as well -- he's had a big impact.
He's also one of them was brilliant human beings I've ever run across his politics a little bit off but he's he is is is articulate guys ever run across -- -- connect Canada originally.
Our father was a rabbi and he was and he is he's he's like the -- -- -- speaks.
Several aren't enough about the front right yeah.
Talk about you yeah.
I picked -- Got the seal team the guys that got ten live I felt very don't know their names that's what I was gonna make -- of -- but and I realize you we don't arguing that you would have gotten letters from me.
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