Feds are smuggling 30,000 immigrant kids into states — Gateway Pundit

JISHOU, HUNAN — As another example of the tenuous hold The Gateway Pundit has on accuracy, check out this xenophobic, scaremongering headline: BREAKING: HHS Has Released 30,340 Unaccompanied Illegal Minors Across US This Year So breaking!! that it’s been going on for the last six months, but to continue with the post. According to the Office of Refugee Resettlement 30,340 illegal children were secretly released to sponsors across the United States in the first six months of this year. I’ve got some problems with the term “illegal children,” but let’s focus on the “secretly released to sponsors” aspect of this story. First of all, it’s not a secret if the ORR announces it’s happened. And second, by law, the government is prohibited from revealing the precise whereabouts of minor children. So, in that respect, there is some secrecy. Who are these sponsors? From the ORR website: We try to place the child with a parent, and if that is not possible, with a relative, and if that is not possible, with a family friend. We do not restrict placements based on the immigration status of the parent or other sponsor. All sponsors receive a background check that includes a public ...

Context is important, but not to Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft

Wheat-Dogg’s Law: Given the content of any article posted at The Gateway Pundit blog, we can assume the exact opposite meaning is true. JISHOU, HUNAN — Keeping this truism in mind, I had to wonder about this headline today at TGP: WH Lauds Sudanese Christian’s Release But Does Not Mention ‘Christianity’ in Statement Outrageous! It must be more of the anti-Christian propaganda coming out the White House these days. Obama is the Anti-Christ! No, wait, he’s secretly a Muslim! No, wait, he’s both! Two mints in one! Could it be true that the White House failed to mention that Sudanese refugee Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag was Christian? Ishag had been on trial in her native country for apostasy — specifically converting from Islam to Christianity — and had been sentenced to death. Instead, Ishag and her family were released, and she arrived yesterday in Rome. The only transcript I could find of the statement by National Security Advisor Susan Rice, besides the text on The Gateway Pundit, was at a site called Don411.com, which publishes press releases verbatim. I had no success finding the transcript at the White House website. In fact, Hoft is literally correct: the statement does not ...

There was never a $50M federal grant for an ‘illegal alien resort’

JISHOU, HUNAN — In the aftermath of the last two days’ blog drama about the so-called “luxury resort” for immigrants in Weslaco, Texas, I decided to do some research of my own into the mysterious $50 million federal grant being bandied about on the Internet. In other words, I’m doing what The Gateway Pundit should have done in the first place. They’re the ones who falsely spread the $50 million resort idea all over the Internet this week, effectively killing a project that was costing more like $4 million. As near as I can tell, the $50 million federal grant exists only in the fevered imaginations of people who hate undocumented immigrants from Central America, and President Barack Obama, in no particular order. To recap, a nonprofit agency called Baptist Child and Family Services (BCFS), which is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, planned to buy the Palm Aire Hotel and Suites in Weslaco and convert it into a 600-bed shelter for unaccompanied children crossing the Mexican border into the USA. The 3-star hotel has been up for sale since at least January 2013, and BCFS was going to purchase it for $3.8 million. It was just before their hearing with ...

Wonkette’s Doktor Zoom cites me — twice!

JISHOU, HUNAN — So, yesterday, I wrote an angry post to follow up on the previous day’s angry post about a right-wing witch hunt that killed a worthwhile children’s facility in Weslaco, Texas. Yesterday’s post was to reply to demands from the witch hunters that people like me, who were calling attention to their lies and deceptions, offer them “serious apologies” and retractions. Little Green Footballs and Wonkette were mentioned by name, while I was lumped in with “others.” Charles Johnson at LGF offered a one-word reply to apologize: No. Doktor Zoom at Wonkette has a longer reply, which to my surprise, mentions me twice. As to the much larger lie in the story, the notion that the facility was going to be a “luxury resort” that would preserve all of the amenities of an operating motel, as listed on its website, Taylor explains that lie away with all the charm and sincerity of a Milo Minderbinder: It is not our fault the currently open Palm Aire Hotel and Suites advertises (with eye-catching photographs) it has large beautiful swimming pools, Jacuzzis, saunas, tennis courts, racquet ball courts and a spacious exercise room with 20 machines and free weights. Well, actually, ...
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