March 31, 2006

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Friday, March 31, 2006

Judges under fire in the no-spin-zone, Immigration in the Spanish language media, Islam in the movies.

Latin Lesson

The immigration policy debate has been brewing in for years in Washington. But when half-a-million people turned out for a massive protest last weekend in L.A., many Americans sat up in surprise. Many, that is, who hadn’t been consuming Spanish-language media, where the rally had been plugged for weeks. Bob ...


A Look South at the Look North

There’s a gulf not only between Latino and Anglo coverage of the U.S. immigration debate, but also between American and Mexican treatment of the question. North of the border, the issue percolates to the surface from time to time in the national media, but in Mexico, it is a constant ...


Ask a Mexican

To many Latinos, the immigration policy debate is plagued by all sorts of misunderstandings about immigrants themselves. But a columnist for the OC Weekly in Orange County, California is doing what he can to change that. Gustavo Arellano started inviting readers to “Ask a Mexican” as a joke, but has ...


Continental Divide

In many of the historically-liberal nations of Western Europe, years of immigration from the South have raised difficult questions about assimilation and tolerance. Loath to admit to a clash of cultures, the European media often ignore the issues. But at the Berlin Film Festival this year, at least three movies ...



Listeners respond to our coverage of the latest FCC crackdown on indecency.


Regrets Only

You are a White House reporter, invited for a rare sit-down meeting with the President. The only condition is that the conversation, whatever it covers, will be strictly off-the-record. Do you agree to talk with the President on the President’s terms? Knight Ridder White House correspondent Ron Hutcheson weighs the ...


Bench Press

Fresh off his on-air vendetta against a Vermont judge, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly last month set his sights on an Ohio judge who had sentenced a sex offender to probation instead of jail. The national media attention generated local media outrage in Ohio, as well as powerful calls for ...


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