Saturday, August 20, 2011

Caught Red Handed

The Albuquerque Journal did a great job this morning on the 'hero' of the week.  The Journal stopped skipping around on the status of 24 year old Antonio Diaz Chacon who saved a little girl who had been kidnapped.  It was obvious from the beginning, given his lack of english language skills, that he was an undocumented worker.  No one wanted to bring it up for a few days.  Maybe there was fear he might be deported.  You know, no good deed goes unpunished.  But the Journal and others now have come clean and said he is what he is and can honestly be called a real courageous guy.

The Governor thinks he is okay too.  But in an incredulous statement Susannah Martinez said "radical interest groups", who oppose her pogrom on undocumented workers who have drivers licenses, are exploiting him.  Because he did something good?  I am beginning to think this Governor just cant get out of the mode of seeing something bad in everything.  That was her job as a prosecutor and she is still acting like one, instead of a Governor of New Mexico.

Now, if the Albuquerque Journal would also stop skipping around why the censored a comic strip "Non Sequitur" that had a funny one on job cut backs at newspapers.  If they really did censor then how can we trust anything they do?

4 comments:

Bubba Muntzer said...

Indeed.

One might argue that Republicans pioneered and are the champions of the exploitation of undocumented immigrants for political gain.

Rodney said...

Ya know, somehow I find it rather ironic that the same economic principles the Journal adamantly endorsed under the Bush regime has led to the condition it finds itself in. The fact that they went out of their way in censoring that Non Sequitar strip is more of an admission of this than mere words could have conveyed.

Rodney said...

P.S. - I was at a gathering of lefties the other night where it was mentioned that Gov. Martinez is on someone's list for running mates for Mitt Romney!

Most of the US still resents McCain's unleashing of that particular dimwitted half term governor from Alaska on America's political landscape. Let's hope we don't get a repeat performance.

Anonymous said...

This is why we should not allow prosecutors to run for higher office any more. They exploit, sensationailize, and overcharge their cases in order to get publicity.