Fascinating, indeed. It is a must-read conversation. But, how did this conversation come about?
As Twitchy reported, the Associated Press caved to political correctness and open borders bullies by dropping “illegal immigrant” from its Stylebook. Twitchy founder Michelle Malkin wrote more about it today.
Just look at the ABC News coverage of the AP’s decision. “Journalist” Cristina Costantini praised the move and patted her own colleagues on the back for their progressivism. “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.” On her Twitter account, “journalist” Costantini gushed that AP’s capitulation came “thanks to the hard work of great people like @joseiswriting.”
[email protected] is Jose Antonio Vargas, the former Washington Post reporter who spearheaded the whitewashing of our language and our laws on behalf of illegal aliens. In 2011, with great fanfare and elite media sympathy, Vargas publicly declared himself an “undocumented immigrant.” Except, as he himself confessed, Vargas had documents coming out of his ears — including a fake passport with a fake name, a fake green card and a Social Security card his grandfather doctored for him at a Kinko’s.
Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting) tweeted to Malkin this afternoon.
Heh. Dana Vachon is a Whiner McWhinerson, as Twitchy readers know.
They decided not to wait for dinner, as yummy as the proposed dinner sounded. The conversation took place sans food … on Twitter. Guess what? Honest and blunt conversation can also be civil. Who’d have thunk it?!
Don’t believe us? Read their full exchange, including some input from fellow Twitter users.
folks. PLEASE stop calling people names. i, for one, don't tolerate immigrants being called "illegal" or women being called "cunt bag"
— Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting) April 3, 2013
Blunt, honest, civil and compelling. That’s what truth is!
We like it, too. Honesty, for the win. And the civility is beyond refreshing.