Illegal Alien. Fence Jumper. Rio Grande swimmer. ID-deficient landscaper. potato. poh-tah-toe.

wallEver notice how news stories these days rarely mention the suspect’s race?  “Police urge residents to be on the lookout for two men in their 20s, about six feet tall, wearing dark clothing.”  In — say — a college town, that description would produce a real needle-in-a-haystack scenario. 

There is sooooooo much apprehension in the mainstream media these days about negatively affecting the self-esteem of criminal law breakers not of the caucasian persuasion.  

If we’re talking about a case of a white person committing a crime against a black person, we’re going to get hit in the face with race.  George Zimmerman was a “white Hispanic.”  Another recent Florida crime story that went national focused on “a white software developer” who “shot an unarmed black teenager.”  That’s much more specific than “two men in their 20s wearing dark clothing.”

Our friends Bob Lee Swagger and Agent Pierce like to talk about the whole ‘do-rag’ episode involving some of our drivebys here in North Carolina.  A suspect in a high-profile crime was described quite vaguely — with no mention of race.  But the media types did thrown in the fact that the suspect was “wearing a do-rag.” THAT might narrow down the pool of suspects a little. 

N&O executive editor John Drescher — owner and master of our “beloved” shih-tzu — penned a column today showing his concern about how the GAY ILLEGAL ALIEN running for student body president at Carolina was identified in the pages of his publication.  Drescher and the AP — and perhaps even Renee Ellmers — are very concerned about how the words “illegal” and “undocumented” might affect the self-esteem of those Rio Grande swimmers and fence-jumpers.  “Undocumented” works.  The gay illegal alien has no green card or visa or any other papers authorizing him to live in the United States and have access to government services.

You could make a case for the word “illegal.”  Look at how N&O reporter Jane Stancill told the GAY ILLEGAL’s story: 

After riding a cattle train through Mexico, Emilio Vicente, his mother and several others climbed under barbed wire at the Arizona border in 1997.

They had come from Guatemala, and Emilio, then 6, had no concept of the danger when the group entered the United States illegally. The journey, he said, was an adventure with a purpose.[…]

Sneaking under barbed wire, in any other circumstances, gets you shot or — at least — a trespassing charge.  In this case, it gets you lots of slobbering sympathy from lefties and their fans in the mainstream media.

So, this guy came here when he was SIX and is now enrolled in college.  He’s been here at least a dozen years.  He couldn’t find his way to an INS office in all that time? 

Marriage is no longer a big deal.  The state will take care of you and all of your babies. They are trying to minimize the importance of citizenship as well.  Conduct business in Spanish. Don’t secure the border or deport illegals.  Hand out social services checks to them just like you do for the natives. Government has got it covered.  The rest of you just need to shut up, keep working yourselves to death and paying those taxes.