Post Worshipfully Labels Pew Hispanic Center 'Unbiased'
The mainstream media, bolstered by liberal think tanks, already see global warming as caused by humans to be settled, incontrovertible science. Could the debate over the effect that immigration has on Americansâ jobs be the next case the media pronounces closed?
Thatâs the impression The Washington Postâs Kim Hart gave readers in her August 11 story as she portrayed a liberal think tank as a neutral, âunbiasedâ observer of American social and political issues.
âHigh levels of immigration in the past 15 years do not appear to have hurt employment opportunities for American workers,â Hart began her story, citing a
Hart added that Pew âhas published respected polls and reports on the role of Hispanics in the
But Pew doesnât merely study the Hispanic population in the
On NPRâs May 16 edition of âNews and Notes,â
â[I]n an area of budget tightening and fiscal issues, where weâre trying to save our money, I think accommodation needs to be made between the older and the younger population in order to understand that these people are Americaâs future,â Suro suggested, calling for âmore resourcesâ and âmore services.â
On the August 16, 2005 âAll Things Considered,â Suro dismissed a 200,000-a-year guest worker program as too small, complaining that âit would take a lot more enforcementâ to make sure âthe rest of the demand wasnât met through illegal immigration.â He also referred to âwell-functioning channels now between
In fact, a look at the Web site for Pew Charitable Trusts reveals the organization has a strong liberal slant with public policy issues.
Pew Trusts help to finance the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY), a liberal anti-alcohol industry advocacy group.
Pew Trusts âadvocate for universal, voluntary accessâ to pre-kindergarten, a campaign staple of Al Goreâs 2000 presidential run.
Pew Trusts are âworking to create a policy environment that leads to the adoption of mandatory federal limits on emissions that contribute to global warming.â
Hartâs characterization of Pew as ideologically neutral is not uncommon at the Post. As the Business & Media Institute documented on Feb. 16, 2005, Hartâs colleague Shankar Vendantam failed to mention that