October 25, 2011

Spot the irony

LA Times headline: Study finds education gap for illegal Mexican migrants' children

Besides the obvious "Gee, y'think?" that immediately comes to mind, spot the ironic wording:

The majority of children of illegal immigrants from Mexico in the Southland fail to graduate from high school, completing an average of two fewer years of schooling than their peers with legal immigrant parents, a new study has found.

The study by UC Irvine professor Frank Bean and three other researchers documented the persistent educational disadvantages for such children who number 3.8 million, with about 80% born in the United States.

In other words, they "documented the undocumented."

It never ceases to amaze me how big city MSM outlets like the Times fail to grasp the [vast] majority of their audience. You'd never be able to gauge such by reading the hard copy of the paper; however, the online versions allow reader comments (usually ... Philly.com frequently disallows reader comments on more "controversial" stories. Figures.), and comments on articles such as this simply lambaste the paper for its politically correct inanity. Indeed, the readers usually use a lot more common sense than the article authors.

Posted by Hube at October 25, 2011 09:28 PM | TrackBack

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