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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Radio Factor guest host Gibson wrong on Latino ... [Media Matters]

Radio Factor guest host Gibson wrong on Latino ... [Media Matters]:
As guest host of The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly, Fox News host John Gibson falsely claimed that California's controversial Proposition 187, which sought to deny illegal immigrants access to most government services, 'couldn't have passed if Latinos or Hispanics in California hadn't voted for it.' His guest, Republican California state senator Bill Morrow agreed with Gibson's erroneous statement. In fact, exit polls found that the vast majority of California Hispanics voted against Proposition 187, and contrary to Gibson's claim, the measure passed without significant Latino support.

This is false for many reasons. It's not about voting against your fellow immigrants. People will vote however they choose. It's the false assumption that and glittering generalitiy that Morrow makes about Prop 187 and how the votes actually came down.


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