Your newspaper NEEDS commentary on its articles concerning immigration. A reporter working for a large newspaper told me last week that they get tons of anti-immigrant hate commentary - and they respond by moving their articles to the right (in other words they push up the hate so they can look like they agree with their hate-mongering readers).
A while back citizenorange.com organized a group of activists to send pro-immigration - anti-hate commentaries to newspapers. Apparently the Houston Chronicle REALLY needs this now. The last few months the immigration articles in the paper have been sounding like something out of an ethnic cleansing magazine.
please - respond when you see hate - your newspapers are like your lawmakers. They like getting responses and if its all negative they move that way like a wave -- so send some positive ideas and lets hope its a strong enough wave to keep immigration news in a positive spin.
If the article you read does not have a space for comments, send an email to the paper. Believe me, they read it...
You can start by making comments on this article:
"We need open debate on border security," Houston Chronicle, May 10, 2009
Please send your newspaper something today...