Illegal immigrant. The New York Times, the grand, gray lady of journalism, is sticking with it, the paper announced today.
That despite Associated Press' decision to nix the term in favor of describing people as being here illegally (as opposed to being an inherently "illegal" person because of one ... More >>
Immigrants' advocates have long argued that entering the United States without permission makes you about as much an illegal immigrant as blowing through a stop sign makes you an illegal driver.
In other words, they have said, nobody can be the embodiment of illicit activity for crossing a boundary ... More >>
We thought the Whitney Houston-was-a-crack ho remark by controversial radio talkers John & Ken was behind us.
A coalition of African Americans in media, who met with the duo and KFI AM 640 management this week, seemed to be willing to move on even as they pressed for more diversity at the station. ... More >>
Update: The KFI boys apologize. See below.
John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou, inflammatory KFI radio hosts with a reported audience of over 1 million, have finally gotten themselves suspended, reports Talkers. (If only for a week-and-a-half.)
After years of pissing off every shade of leftist and minori ... More >>
johnandkenshow.comJohn & Ken under the gun.A UCLA study of broadcast hate speech, including a look at L.A.'s controversial John & Ken Show (KFI AM 640) found that two thirds of hateful statements analyzed targeted undocumented immigrants "and Latinos."
The study (PDF) looked at single segmen ... More >>
KFIJohn and Ken.A recent apology by conservative radio talk-show hosts John & Ken (KFI AM 640) expressed some "regret" for broadcasting the phone number of an immigrants' rights advocate who subsequently fielded hate-filled calls.
But that wasn't enough to keep major advertisers from leaving ... More >>
johnandkenshow.comJohn y Ken.Update: NHMC spokeswoman Rosalia Tenorio says the advertisers walking away from John & Ken are Verizon and AT&T Wireless as well as Vons and Ralphs, the last two of which are not currently running spots on the show but have in the past. First posted at 3:38 p.m. o ... More >>