MSNBC Invites Gay Illegal Immigrant Activist to Push for Leahy Amendme
May 9th, 2013 4:23 PM
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) recently proposed an amendment to the so-called Gang of Eight’s immigration bill that would allow homosexuals in the U.S. to sponsor their foreign-born partners for green cards. Naturally, MSNBC was elated at this potential fusion of gay rights and immigration reform, so to celebrate, Sunday's Weekends with Alex Witt brought on Jose Antonio Vargas, a former Washington…
Illegal-Alien Reporter Launches Crusade to Ban 'Illegal' from Immigrat
September 22nd, 2012 7:40 AM
Ted Hesson at ABCNews.com reports that formerly "objective" Washington Post reporter Jose Antonio Vargas is leading a crusade to ban the term "illegal immigrant" from polite news coverage. Or as Hesson puts it, Vargas will "begin monitoring the use" of the phrase "with the goal of shifting the conversation."
"The term dehumanizes and marginalizes the people it seeks to describe," Vargas said…
Time's Illegal Immigration Cover Story: 'We Are Americans - Just Not L
June 14th, 2012 11:38 AM
Time magazine waded into the illegal immigration debate Thursday with a preview of next Monday's cover and featured article guaranteed to generate heated discussion on both sides of the aisle.
In front of a picture of unknown immigrants save the story's controversial author Jose Antonio Vargas was the bold headline "We Are Americans*"; somewhat below it read "*Just not legally."
Jose Vargas, the Left's Illegal-Alien Hero
June 24th, 2011 10:59 AM
Reid Epstein at Politico rounded up the blogosphere reaction to former Washington Post reporter Jose Antonio Vargas proclaiming he's an illegal alien (including Billy Hallowell, Meredith Jessup, and NewsBusters yesterday). On the left, he found, Vargas "has become the embodiment of the American dream." His examples:
Short Trip? Liberal Reporter Outs Himself as Illegal Alien, Turns Into
June 23rd, 2011 7:59 AM
Former Washington Post reporter Jose Antonio Vargas has written a long piece for The New York Times Magazine declaring that he’s an illegal alien and that he’s created a new advocacy group called Define American (“a project of the Tides Center”) to push for the DREAM Act that would provide permanent residency to illegal aliens brought to America as children.
Vargas, 30, lied to a string of…
WaPo Heralds 'Chorus' of Gay Bloggers, Ignores Conservative GayPatriot
February 24th, 2009 1:13 PM
On the front page of today's Style section, Washington Post staffer Jose Antonio Vargas promised readers a look at the "gay political blogosphere" in "Gay Bloggers' Voices Rise in Chorus of Growing Political Influence." "Disparate Gay Bloggers Create a Virtual Village of Many Voices," the headline on the jump page noted:On the Internet, no group -- however controversial or on the fringe -- is…
WaPo Celebrates 'MoveOn Grows Up,' Palin-Trashing
October 9th, 2008 9:09 AM
Thursday’s Washington Post featured a splashy front-page Style section article headlined "MoveOn Grows Up." Reporter Jose Antonio Vargas lapped up MoveOn’s claims that it’s much more powerful and effective than the National Rifle Association, employed euphemisms to mask that MoveOn opposed any "violence" in response to the 9/11 attacks, and waited 18 long paragraphs to arrive at that "stumble"…
Black Liberal Blogger: WashPost Wrong on Hand-Wringing on Diversity
August 6th, 2007 2:06 PM