Monday, June 11, 2007

Conspicuously Absent from this Weekend's The Journal Editorial Report: Illegal Immigration Debate

Bizzyblog provides an excellent backgrounder on the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board's 'Open Borders' position:
...The Journal has, for 23 years, held an uncompromising “liberal” viewpoint on immigration that almost all conservatives have long since abandoned. The Journal’s point of view can be summed up in five words it used in a July 3, 1984 editorial — “There shall be open borders.”

A copy of that editorial, posted for fair use and discussion purposes only, can be found here (the title is “In Defense of Huddled Masses”) in a post about Journal columnist Peggy Noonan’s effective break on June 1 from The Journal’s doctrinaire stance.

The 1984 editorial’s defining sentence is:

If Washington still wants to “do something” about immigration, we propose a five-word constitutional amendment: There shall be open borders.

With that in mind, it is conspicuous, at best, that this weekend's The Journal Editorial Report (transcript) on Fox News did not make even a passing reference to the immigration bill's legislative stalemate in the Senate.

This is particularly er, curious, considering the "conservatives are foaming at the mouth" accusations.

Related: National Review challenges Wall Street Journal to a debate over Illegal Immigration


Blogger BizzyBlog said...

Make sure you see Hot Air's rip at WSJ if you haven't yet (link is at my post).

June 12, 2007 at 8:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The HotAir rip BizzyBlog refers to is the "conservatives are foaming at the mouth" reference in the post above.

June 12, 2007 at 9:06 AM  

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