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ABC Sets Up Sting Operation to Find Racism in AZ Immigration Law, Hires Actor to Play a Bigot

There are 13 comments on the www.mrc.org story from Feb 4, 2011, titled ABC Sets Up Sting Operation to Find Racism in AZ Immigration Law, Hires Actor to Play a Bigot. In it, www.mrc.org reports that:

ABC and reporter John Quinones on Thursday stretched the bounds of journalism, hiring an actor to play a racist security guard as a way of testing how the people of Arizona would react to the state's "anti-immigration law."

Previewing the network's "What Would You Do?" segment for Friday's 20/20, Quinones explained the undercover concept: "So, I go undercover, pretending to be someone who is about to be arrested and deported, simply by the way I look."

The piece featured a cartoonish "security guard" harassing Mexican actors in Tucson, Arizona. Presumably, ABC chose a security guard because impersonating a police officer is illegal. The actor walked into a restaurant and spewed, "I'm just looking to make sure these guys are legal citizens. And if they're not legal citizens, they shouldn't be here. They should be deported. They look Mexican."

And peope wonder why I don't watch television

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Speeders R Murderers

Roy, WA

#1 Feb 4, 2011
The corporate media is just that - a tool of the giant corporations that make a fortune off illegals while the american taxpayers are raped by the same illegals.

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Since: Jun 08

Woodbridge, VA

#2 Feb 5, 2011
And you cannot get any emails through.

Two of the emails for ABC do not go through and another has a full mailbox.

This show often does pieces on things they are clueless about and do not discuss with people who live this daily before they set up the scenario.

I was asking them to do a What Would You Do set up on what it is like to be a woman in a van, stopped at a light next to a day laborer hangout, have them see a magnetic sign on your van and begin to converge.
illegalsgottago

Oklahoma City, OK

#3 Feb 5, 2011
Biker Mom wrote:
And you cannot get any emails through.
Two of the emails for ABC do not go through and another has a full mailbox.
This show often does pieces on things they are clueless about and do not discuss with people who live this daily before they set up the scenario.
I was asking them to do a What Would You Do set up on what it is like to be a woman in a van, stopped at a light next to a day laborer hangout, have them see a magnetic sign on your van and begin to converge.
Write letters to station sponsors...that can have a negative effect on their revenue and hit them where it hurts...the wallet!!

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“Taste great in milk!”

Since: Aug 08

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#4 Feb 5, 2011
^I wrote a long, detailed & disgruntled letter (and email as well) to an American Company about how they replaced English on Their product and plastered it in spanish.
I use well over 500lbs of certain of Their product (Betty Crocker/General mills) a month, and They basically told Me that they did'nt care about My, or other Americans feelings.

I placed the letter in the window of My bussiness, and switched over to Arrowhead mills, and My busssiness actually picked up.

Screw 'Em..
Pork and Beans

Santa Ana, CA

#5 Feb 5, 2011
Speeders R Murderers wrote:
The corporate media is just that - a tool of the giant corporations that make a fortune off illegals while the american taxpayers are raped by the same illegals.
You scared that you're gonna get caught?
Pork and Beans

Santa Ana, CA

#6 Feb 5, 2011
This is great as now the world will see Arizona for what that shithole really is, a racist White Nationalist State.

I'm so surprised that all of the above commenters are against this undercover sting?

Apparently, they all don't want the world to see the real racism that exist in Arizona!

I'll be writing letters to ABC sponsors telling them to continue their support for ABC and forwarding this info to a social networking site that connects to 500,000 people. And the rest will follow!

ABC is now my #1 show to watch!
LMFAO

Tulsa, OK

#7 Feb 5, 2011
Commander Bunny wrote:
^I wrote a long, detailed & disgruntled letter (and email as well) to an American Company about how they replaced English on Their product and plastered it in spanish.
I use well over 500lbs of certain of Their product (Betty Crocker/General mills) a month, and They basically told Me that they did'nt care about My, or other Americans feelings.
I placed the letter in the window of My bussiness, and switched over to Arrowhead mills, and My busssiness actually picked up.
Screw 'Em..
The additional customers that range in the millions that they get by placing Spanish on the product far outweighs the loss of insignificant you!

“Taste great in milk!”

Since: Aug 08

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#9 Feb 6, 2011
Pork and Beans wrote:
This is great as now the world will see Arizona for what that shithole really is, a racist White Nationalist State.
I'm so surprised that all of the above commenters are against this undercover sting?
Apparently, they all don't want the world to see the real racism that exist in Arizona!
I'll be writing letters to ABC sponsors telling them to continue their support for ABC and forwarding this info to a social networking site that connects to 500,000 people. And the rest will follow!
ABC is now my #1 show to watch!
And Ca. is full of non-assimilating, hatefull, racist mexican nationals.

ABC....hahaha, They'll be out of the broadcasting bussiness soon enough.
(and no, I don't watch FOX, infact I don't watch TV at all.)

Since: Jun 08

Woodbridge, VA

#10 Feb 6, 2011
Rolando Chan wrote:
<quoted text> Dang I didnt know anybody still tuned in ABC
Not for news really... They have a couple decent shows though. I tend to watch a lot of cable when I watch TV - BBC America - love Top Gear.
Electric Wizard

Woodbridge, VA

#11 Feb 6, 2011
The problem isn't racism, it is people entering the country illegally. Don't fall for the smokescreen.

Since: Jun 08

Woodbridge, VA

#12 Feb 6, 2011
Electric Wizard wrote:
The problem isn't racism, it is people entering the country illegally. Don't fall for the smokescreen.
None of us do. I just send emails to Warner, Webb and Connolly (Elec Wiz - do you use numbersusa.com at all - if not, ot is a great resource and you can not only get predone faxes you can customize AND THEY GET THROUGH - I have gotten replies from my faxes so I know it is working - and you can get to contact info and websites for legislators). I used to be nice with my emails and now have started to get a little testy - my three idiots are so soft on illegals it is pathetic. I also emailed the Gov with a variation of below and asked him to sign any bills that are harsh on illegals and will make the Commonwealth less attractive at a state level as this is a matter of national security. If the Feds will not get serious, we need to.

"This is from the LA Times and you are not doing enough on the war against border safety and failing get real and see the security issues. How many possible terrorists can also cross the southern border? Not to mention that they also came here illegally and were released!

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/natio...

By Richard Marosi and Andrew Becker

February 6, 2011

Reporting from Harlingen, Texas — Thousands of immigrants from India have crossed into the United States illegally at the southern tip of Texas in the last year, part of a mysterious and rapidly growing human-smuggling pipeline that is backing up court dockets, filling detention centers and triggering investigations.

The immigrants, mostly young men from poor villages, say they are fleeing religious and political persecution. More than 1,600 Indians have been caught since the influx began here early last year, while an undetermined number, perhaps thousands, are believed to have sneaked through undetected, according to U.S. border authorities.

Hundreds have been released on their own recognizance or after posting bond. They catch buses or go to local Indian-run motels before flying north for the final leg of their months-long journeys.

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You have lost all support from this Virginia Voter a LONG time ago due to you pathetic stance. "

Since: Dec 10

Frisco, TX

#13 Feb 6, 2011
Pork and Beans wrote:
This is great as now the world will see Arizona for what that shithole really is, a racist White Nationalist State.

I'm so surprised that all of the above commenters are against this undercover sting?

Apparently, they all don't want the world to see the real racism that exist in Arizona!

I'll be writing letters to ABC sponsors telling them to continue their support for ABC and forwarding this info to a social networking site that connects to 500,000 people. And the rest will follow!

ABC is now my #1 show to watch!
Ya...it'd racist to enforce the border laws...ya racist...get real.
mjazz

East Greenwich, RI

#14 Feb 7, 2011
Pork and Beans wrote:
This is great as now the world will see Arizona for what that shithole really is, a racist White Nationalist State.
I'm so surprised that all of the above commenters are against this undercover sting?
Apparently, they all don't want the world to see the real racism that exist in Arizona!
I'll be writing letters to ABC sponsors telling them to continue their support for ABC and forwarding this info to a social networking site that connects to 500,000 people. And the rest will follow!
ABC is now my #1 show to watch!
Did you even watch the clip? People were sticking up for the guy being unfairly singled out.
The episode didn't make any sense at all.
How does pretending to be a racist security guard amount to being some kind of sting?

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