24 July, 2010

Dumbfuckery du Jour

Dumbfuckery would be a lot harder to get away with if more news organizations were as interested in facts as Arizona's KPHO:

During this election cycle, Arizona politicians have touted the potential danger of illegal immigration. Gov. Jan Brewer is one of the loudest voices.

She has made several statements to the national media, the validity of which CBS 5 Investigates could not confirm. The governor told one media outlet that almost all illegal immigrants are bringing drugs across the border. U.S. Border Patrol officials said that statement is false.

Brewer also said law enforcement officials have found decapitated bodies in the desert. Calls to all of Arizona’s border county medical examiners revealed no decapitated bodies have been reported to them.
Do go read the whole thing.  It's a study in earned evisceration by media, and it is glorious. I especially love it when they uncover the fact that two of Brewer's advisers have close lobbying ties to the private prison industry, which stands to gain a fair amount from laws such as Arizona's odious immigration law, should those private prisons contract with the state to house all those lovely extra prisoners before they're deported.

Once that travesty is either repealed or shot down as an unconstitutional piece of shit, I shall have to go visit ye olde home state and buy the fine folks at KPHO a good, stiff drink.  After wading through all of Brewer's bullshit, they could probably use it.

(Tip o' the shot glass to Crooks and Liars)

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