Mark Krikorian, CIS, September 17, 2012
The lefty site Alternet buries the lead in a report on a new survey of attitudes about immigration. The poll, conducted by the left-wing firm Latino Decisions for the National Hispanic Media Coalition, purports to demonstrate that Fox News listeners have the most anti-immigrant views, yadda, yadda, yadda. But I thought this figure from the survey itself was most telling:
It’s not much of a surprise that those who listen to Fox as their most trusted news source would be unfavorably inclined (“cold”) toward illegal aliens by 70 percent to 13 percent (despite Fox’s owner’s founding membership in the Billionaires for Open Borders club). But look at the rest of the bars — a majority of the fans of CNN, MSNBC, and PBS are also hostile to illegal immigration, by margins ranging from 2 — 1 to 3 — 1. And even a plurality of NPR fans are ill-disposed toward illegal aliens.