Monday, June 25, 2012

Arizona immigration law ruling: an example of how opinion echo chambers sometimes miss the facts

Because Rawstory.com is trumpeting the overturning of three of the four provisions of the law as a great success, and mocking Jan Brewer for saying she won. The problem? The one part of the law that stood is the "Papers, please" provision that Rawstory and many other opinion websites made the focus of their opposition. That is not mentioned in the story linked above. If you only read Rawstory, and didn't read the actual reporting on what happened, you would have an impression of the situation that is 180 degrees away from what's actually the case.

Blame it on the opinion blogosphere, and read some news for yourself instead of depending on it being processed for you by others. 

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