Saturday, December 29, 2007

Immigrant-Rights Groups Try to Suppress Broadcast

The usual Leftist attempt to silence opposition rather than debate it:

"Immigrant-rights groups are criticizing the organizers of an upcoming radio event that will promote a crackdown on illegal immigration. The groups accuse the Federation for American Immigration Reform of endorsing bigotry and racism. FAIR is sponsoring a broadcast marathon for Thursday and Friday in a downtown Des Moines hotel. The event is expected to attract 22 radio talk show hosts from across the country to discuss immigration.

``We don't agree with their views that are demonizing immigrants, and we don't appreciate their coming to Iowa telling us what we should think about immigrants,'' said Alicia Claypool, chairwoman of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission.

Critics have said FAIR's hard anti-immigrant line has discouraged a fair debate.

The Center for New Community, a Chicago-based immigrant rights advocacy group, disagrees with FAIR's purpose and encourages the hotel to cancel the event....

Stein accused critics of the planned broadcasts of trying to obstruct free speech ``and people's right to be heard on public policy issues.''


So it is not fair for conservatives to put their views forcefully? To do so "discourages debate"?? I think that tells us how weak the Leftist case is.