Ministry of Truth: “illegal aliens” are now “informal workers”

September 2, 2014
"Even the monkey is embarrassed"

“Even the monkey is embarrassed”

Not that anyone in recent years has accused the Los Angeles Times of objectivity, but this descent into politically correct Newspeak is particularly risible:

Informal workers are growing part of California’s economy — a shift keenly felt in the construction industry, where 1 in 6 workers is either off the books or misreported, new research has found.

Do “formal workers” show up at the construction site in black tie and tails?

“Illegal aliens” is a perfectly good and accurate phrase, considering that a) these people are from other countries, making them alien to the United States, and b) they have entered the United States in violation of its laws. That is, “illegally.”

But, in the world of our progressive media elites, the phrase “illegal alien” is “insensitive” –a high crime in their book– and so we must find something soft and gauzy that obscures reality. Not only is “informal worker” more sensitive toward the feelings of those who broke the law to get here, but it also serves to lull the senses of readers who might otherwise react badly to illegality and demand something be done about it. Can’t have that.

Orwell’s Minitrue lives on at 202 West 1st street.

via Twitchy

All the news that’s fit to ignore

October 12, 2009

One would think that the Los Angeles Times, the largest paper in Southern California and a respected national news source, would see fit to report on the massive underfunding of the Metropolitan Water District’s pension fund and on the managers’ efforts to increase that underfunding by $70,000,000 to pad their own pensions. One would think.

One would be wrong.

And they wonder why newspapers are dying.

Will wonders never cease?

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The Associated Press calls out Obama’s lies errors in his speech to Congress on health care, and the Los Angeles Times issues a genuine correction.

What’s next? The sun rising in the West?

Why the Los Angeles Times is dying

September 5, 2009

When their writers can’t get the facts straight, perhaps even deliberately distort them, who needs them?