Let me get this straight: We're decriminalizing illegal immigrants, and criminalizing legal gun owners - My head, it spins - cc: @AP—
Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) April 02, 2013
All hail political correctness!
The AP has announced on its blog that it no longer sanctions the use of the term “illegal immigrant” to describe immigrants who are in this country illegally. No, really:
Note: AP doesn't even consider the more legally precise term "illegal alien." Its focus was the already-inaccurate "illegal immigrant."—
Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) April 02, 2013
So there are legal immigrants and the other kind.—
Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) April 02, 2013
Wut? The act of being here illegally as an immigrant is as you said "an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally."—
(@LilMissRightie) April 02, 2013
So, the AP has decided "illegal immigrant" is banned. Good thing I don't write for the AP.—
Aaron Gardner (@Aaron_RS) April 02, 2013
According to AP, my kid is no longer lazy. He just subscribes to a slothful lifestyle.—
Debbie M. (@mosesmosesmoses) April 02, 2013
So is a person still a felon or are their acts felonious? Where does this go?—
Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) April 02, 2013
Are you an illegal immigrant? The AP would not like to speak with you.—
Brett LoGiurato (@BrettLoGiurato) April 02, 2013
Welcome to the wonderful world of “real journalism,” folks.
Hey, why stop with the Associated Press? There’s so much more PC potential!
Looks like more “nuanced” reporting could be on its way:
NYT standards editor says they've "been discussing some possible revisions in our guidance" on using terms like "illegal immigrant."—
Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) April 02, 2013
Nothing would make the SEIU happier:
Such utter lame-itude from the AP warrants major mockery. Fortunately, snarky Twitterers delivered. Enjoy!
Editor’s note: The original title contained a typographical error. It has since been corrected.