Wednesday, April 03, 2013

So, AP, What Am I Now?

I've learned:

The Associated Press, the largest news-gathering outlet in the world, will no longer use the term "illegal immigrant." The news came in the form of a blog entry authored by Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll on Tuesday afternoon, explaining that the decision is part of the company's on-going attempt to rid their Stylebook of labels. "The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term 'illegal immigrant' or the use of 'illegal' to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that 'illegal' should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally," Carroll wrote.

So, am I still an "illegal settler"?

Living in an "illegal settlement"?

Am I not a "revenant" residing in a community?



See CIF Watch.

And Leno:

 On NBC’s Tonight Show, host Jay Leno said, “They will now use the phrase ‘undocumented Democrat’” (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):

I also left a comment at the Lede.

New Republic comment.


See this.


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