Cross posted from Right Truth
We seldom hear the statistics about how many crimes are committed by illegal aliens here in the United States. The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration has done a fine job of reporting on this danger to our nation. The main stream media slants their stories in favor of the illegals rather than just reporting the facts. The Washington Post recently reported that ‘hundreds of illegal aliens were being exploited in a prostitution ring in Maryland’. Anyone with a heart would feel sympathy for these poor folks. What the WaPo didn’t tell it’s readers is that the prostitution ring was being run by illegal aliens.
Andy Selepak has the story in his article, Feds Bust Illegal Immigrant Sex Ring
The Washington Post ran a February 1, 2007 story about a prostitution ring in Maryland, which left readers with the impression that American citizens were transporting illegal alien women across the U.S. and exploiting them for sexual purposes. In fact, the prostitution ring was itself run by illegal immigrants.
The omission was typical of the tendency by the Post and other media outlets to portray illegal aliens as victims, rather than perpetrators, of crime. This is how media bias works in real life.
What makes this example of media bias even worse is that reporter Steve Vogel must have decided that including the fact that three of those who have pled guilty of running the prostitution ring were here illegally was either unimportant or took away from the message of his article. Or perhaps he simply did not take the time to gather the information before writing his story. I called Vogel to ask if those who were charged with running the prostitution ring were in the country illegally, but my call was not returned.
However, after talking to Marcy Murphy, the Public Affairs Specialist for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, I was able to quickly find out that three of those who have pled guilty in the case had, indeed, entered the U.S. illegally.
Vogel’s brief story in the Washington Post was part of a Maryland Crime Briefing about a prostitution ring run by 65-year-old Olinda Aparicio, with help from her daughters Elsy Aparicio and Dorinalda Aparicio, her son Eliazor Aparicio, her sister Rosibel Aparicio Jandres, and her brother-in-law Manuel Jandres. The family, all of whom have pled guilty to involvement in the prostitution ring, transported hundreds of women from New York and New Jersey to work as prostitutes in Maryland. As Vogel put it, “The women, mostly illegal immigrants, operated from apartments and houses” in Maryland. (read it all)
Reporters and journalists are supposed to report the facts, just the facts, and ALL the facts. Omitting a piece of important information from the article because it doesn’t fit someone’s political agenda seems to be the norm today.
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