The Boston Globe (owned by the New York Times) is one of the great bastions of political correctness. Everything has to be called by its sensitive, polite name, even if it distorts the true meaning. This has been especially true in the area of illegal aliens.
I have lost count of the time I have seen illegal aliens be transformed with a wave of the keyboard into “undocumented workers” or simpy “immigrants” within the pages of the Glob. It’s like they have a rule there: the only difference between legal and illegal immigrants is purely technical, so it’s hateful and discriminatory and just plain mean to distinguish between the two groups. Anyone who favors actually enforcing existing laws against the illegal ones is a racist and a bigot and a xenophobe who hates all immigrants; they’re just more open about admitting it against the illegal ones. Sooner or later the “America For Americans, All Foreigners Out” baser instincts will kick in, so we have to nip it in the bud.
Well, if there is such a rule formally written down at the Boston Globe, there’s a little footnote attached to it:
“Undocumented workers and immigrants may be referred to as ‘illegal aliens’ when the usage will hurt those we disagree with politically.”
Read the story carefully. You’ll notice a lot of the typical anti-illegal-immigration buzzwords and catchphrases that the Globe so normally decries when used by others. The man who hired the illegal aliens’ employer of record “never inquired about their status” — but they’re not supposed to. That’s not their responsibility. The Globe says it independently verified one worker’s legal documents, but they’re not supposed to be able to access those records.
So, why is the Globe, normally the champion of these “undocumented workers” who are “just doing the jobs Americans can’t be bothered to do” throwing this one company that helps out the poor and downtrodden, paying them $9 to $10/hour tax-free, to the wolves?
Because they are being sacrificed for A Greater Good — smearing a Republican who is just might be the next GOP presidential nominee.
Mr. Saenz, the owner of Community Lawn Care With A Heart, the employer in question, needs to learn a bit better judgment. Not only in who he hires, but who he takes on as clients — because if he happens to work for someone the Globe is out to get, he can kiss goodbye any good will he might have earned from them and will get tossed under the bus without a second thought.