Back to Journalism 101 for the Worldnetdaily

Back to Journalism 101 for the Worldnetdaily February 24, 2015

Fascist Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio already has his own lawsuit against President Obama’s immigration orders but now he’s filed a brief, written by Larry Klayman, in the Texas case in which the judge issued a preliminary injunction against those orders last week. I haven’t read the brief, but I’m sure it’s as inane as Klayman’s briefs always are. Here’s the Worldnetdaily report on it:

A legal brief filed in a federal court in Texas warns that if the judge decides to reverse himself and allow President Obama’s amnesty program to move forward right away it could cost U.S. taxpayers $144 billion.

The friend-of-the-court brief contends Obama’s executive immigration actions delaying deportation and offering benefits to an estimated 5 million illegal aliens could forever change the legitimacy of elections in America because of the possibility the illegal aliens could be allowed to vote.

The filing from attorney Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch was on behalf of Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has a separate lawsuit against the government over amnesty.

I’d love to read the brief to see by what bizarre and convoluted logic he claims it will cost $144 billion. In reality, it will be a positive thing fiscally because more people will now be in the real economy instead of the underground one, where no taxes are paid. But here’s my favorite part:

WND broke the story last week when U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Texas granted a preliminary injunction that prevents the government from enforcing Obama’s amnesty orders. Hanen also confirmed WND’s exclusive report that contrary to popular perception, the order to delay deportation was not an executive order by the president. Instead, it was a memorandum issued by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson at Obama’s direction.

I think it’s time to return to Journalism 101. WND did not “break the story” of the judge’s ruling. The judge issued the ruling and hundreds of media outlets reported on it. And WND did not have an “exclusive report” on the fact that the orders were administrative rather than executive. Again, this has been widely reported. Those words have meanings and WND obviously doesn’t know what they are. They’re just trying to make themselves sound far more important than they could ever be.

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