Breaking News

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 1:15pm

SPJ urging journalists to stop using the term: "illegal immigrant."

POSTED: Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 8:30am

UPDATED: Friday, December 31, 2010 - 3:39pm

East Texans talk-back on the SPJ's efforts

Tyler---The Society of Profesional Journalists working to have news outlets quit using the term: "illegal immigrant."

The SPJ says the term causes ill feelings in the latino community.

East Texans talk-back on what the term means to them, wih our news partner: KTBB and host Garth Maier.

Comments News Comments

How can any Society of Professional Journalists call themselves professional when they promote touchy feeeeeely feel good, over truth. It used to be that the first casualty of war was the TRUTH. Now it happens evertime a so Called Professional Journalist opens his/her mouth or puts pen to hand. The new self-promoted and self-promoting THOUGHT POLICE in a new different kind of war. The war of subversion of thought, and American ideals.

A rose by any other name is still a rose.

Was it Popeye that said, "IT IS WHAT IT IS!" ??
An illegaln immigrant is still an illegal immigrant.

We might not be able to send them back but we can try to make them accountable by not giving them benefits:
social secruity
food stamps
free education
free college tuition

Learn the English language
Apply for citizenship
Pay into Social Security

The list goes on!

"I am what I am and that's all that I am" said popeye the sailor man. To our politicians who live is a state of either chosen denial, or paid intentional cognitive ignorance, what Is, Isn't, what is bad is good, what is false is true and the illusion that Americans have so much wealth we can give it all away to the undeserving is the socialist fuel that fires the American political "YES WE CAN" mindset. It's time for the adults to take back the country from the delusional children.

LETS FACE IT THE GOVERNMENT IS NEVER GONNA BE ABLE TO SEND THE MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS BACK TO THEIR COUNTRIES AND AS LONG AS THEY ARE ILLEGAL, THEY ARE GONNA HAVE A CRAPPY JOB AND THEREFORE GONNA NEED GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE... MAKE THEM LEARN THE LANGUAGE, GET AN EDUCATION SO THEY CAN GET A GOOD JOB AND CONTRIBUTE TO THIS COUNTRY!!! STOP COMPLAINING!!

Just watch our smoke. Mindless politicians keep saying this dribble about never sending them back, but we are going to throw out these fools soon and do the right thing for this country. 2010 elections were just the beginning. We will not allow the balkanization of this country via divide and conquer class warfare like the socialist progressives want in order to make this a one world nation, while our wealth gets redistributed to the world and we enjoy their trickle up poverty.

Really ....
Goggle "Operation Wetback". In 1954 Dwight Eisenhower had the INS deport nearly a million in just a few months.

That is absolutely the stupidest thing I have ever heard! Illegal is Illegal!

Yes, the term illegal immigrant is offensive to me and should be to all Americans. The term should be illegal aliens, immigrant to me means they are here to stay ( which in 98% of the time they do, to leach off tax paying citizens by draining our school systems, welfare programs, (that is another touchy subject)sucking up jobs and perhaps even voting in our country. I am for closing the border, cutting off any aid and sending them back no matter how long they've been here or how young are.

If the zapato fits, wear it.

When anyone is in the country without our legal permission, they are an "ILLEGAL ALIEN" period!!!

Any other moniker is an attempt to obfuscate their legal status; and the last I read, a PROFESSIONAL and OBJECTIVE journalist would want to present FACTS!!!!

Evidently, the SPJ, is in fact; a collection of propagandists and any professional journalist would not allow his/her name to be associated with such!!!

Boo Hoo!

Lets start calling crack dealers "Undocumented Pharmacists" or Rapists " Undocumented sex therapists" !

I recently became a legal resident and I am now applying for citizenship and no its not the term thats offensive, its the negative connotation that people give it, WE ARE NOT ALL CRIMINALS!! and the fact that just because im latino people automatically think im illegal.

You probably became a legal resident through;
1) Reagans's naive amnesty program
2) Squated an anchor baby on our side of the river
3) Married a gringo to get a green card.
You say you recently became a legal resident,,just what were you before? By definition anyone who breaks into another's home without permission, even home America IS A CRIMINAL because you broke our laws. Your Mexican Government would not treat us as kindly which is the reason you left. Go Home and fix that poverty Nest.

If they are here illegally and are not US citizens, what are they? Illegal Immigrants. This does not refer to Latino's only but to ANY person in the United States that is here ILLEGALLY.....Has it really come to this? I so sick of political correctness, why can't we just say it like it is....this is after all America...Don't we still have a right to free speech?

Lets put a different twist on this. You have a big house and make a very good salary. I on the other hand am struggling to get by and survive. I decide that I am going to break into your house and make it my home too. Your house manager will give me a hand out when ever I need it. Your nieghbor will hire me to work in there yard and pay me cash. My kids will go to school with your kids. Life is good for me, I even have your staff watching to make sure you don't offend me.

BUT I BET IT FEELS REALLY GOOD WHEN THE PERSON THAT BROKE INTO YOUR HOUSE MOWS YOUR LAWN WHEN ITS 100 DEGREES OUT THERE, OR WHEN THEY CLEAN YOUR HOUSE AND WATCH YOUR KIDS AND FIX YOUR ROOF... ALL FOR A CRAPPY SALARY. THEY ARE NOT HERE TO HURT YOU THEY JUST WANT TO MAKE YOUR HOUSE THE BEST IN THE BLOCK.. IF WE WOULD ONLY WORK TOGETHER....

Joke'Ota,,,It's time you go home and let our kids take the entry level jobs again, so they can learn a work ethic rather than the entitlement ethic your presents promotes in America. Your days in this country illegally are soon coming to a close. The ruse is up and thinking Americans are taking back what belongs to those who built up the desserts you continue to let lay baron in your own country. Fly over any border town and see which side of the river and which culture is the builders/creators

IF "WE" WOULD ALL PAY TAXES,AND NOT GET AMERICAN TAX DOLLARS HANDED OUT TO THEM FOR NOTHING,AND IF "WE" AS AMERICAN PEOPLE DIDN'T HAVE TO FORCE OUR KIDS/EMPLOYEES ETC TO LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE JUST TO APPEASE THESE ILLEGALS!!!

It is becoming a sad world we live in when we are expected to support those that commit crimes against us, and now we are expected to also consider thier feelings and not call them "illegal immigrants". Wow, did they break the law in coming here? Do they legally belong here? Did they have a choose in how to seek refuge? What I do find offensive is my money and my rights being given away to illegals.

Yes these new outlets must learn to be more sensitive and stop hurting the poor illegal immigrants feelings.

What total bilge.

So they don't want to hurt anyones feelings. Next thing you know they will stop calling terrorist 'terrorist' as it will hurt their feelings.

It's a fact, "illegal immigrants" are, uh, "illegal immigrants"! Does not matter if they are from Mexico, Bosnia, China, or where ever!

Stop being PC Journalists, least you become just a mouthpiece for the left.

Post new Comment