The Corner

‘The Whole Aim of Newspeak Is to Narrow the Range of Thought’

The open-borders Left can’t win on the merits, so their goal is to make thoughtcrime literally impossible by ensuring there are no words in which to express it. I have one of several dueling mini-op-eds at MSNBC.com on whether it should be permissible to use “illegal immigrant,” as is allowed in the AP stylebook. This is part of a coordinated campaign, with an attempt in 2010 by the Society of Professional Journalists to get the term banned, a web-based effort by a group of race-obsessives calling themselves Colorlines.com, and a long piece this week in Fox News Latino.

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Mark Krikorian, a nationally recognized expert on immigration issues, has served as Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) since 1995.

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