NYT on Arizona’s Immigrant Crime: Not as Bad as O’Reilly

We’ve rather amply documented Bill O’Reilly’s record of misinformation on Arizona, immigration and crime. It’s not surprising–but nonetheless worth documenting–that O’Reilly would bend reality in order to bash immigrants and defend the new Arizona law. But the way the New York Times handled the matter is worth a look. The paper’s June 19 piece, “On Border Violence, Truth Pales Compared to Ideas,” should have told a simple story: Supporters of the law claimed that Arizona was seeing a dramatic increase in crime, and immigrants were to blame for this. This is simply not true. But in the name of journalistic […]