Catering to semi-racist, and conspiracies of government take over of schools, Mrs, Malkin again is attempting to substitute fact with innuendo. Yes, you guessed it. She uses fear for the children defense. Why is she always using children? You think she is doing it for libs like me? No way. It’s for the people that make her money on her site.
Again, Mrs. Malkin distorts, and propagates gossip that most be at least Jim Crow age bias: meaning appeal to people still living pre-civil rights era.
What Mrs. Malkin failed to mention in another story in USA Today. I am sure she just “over looked it.”
To count them, the Census Bureau first has to find them. Complicating the task is a widespread climate of suspicion about personal data landing in the wrong hands and government’s increased surveillance power.
Much of the unease is engendered by the growing problem of identity theft and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. New anti-terrorism measures such as the Patriot Act expanded the authority of law enforcement agencies here and abroad. The Census vows confidentiality, but new state and local laws that aim to crack down on undocumented immigrants are making even some legal immigrants nervous.
It appears that this one of the reason that the Census department is trying get the word out, even in schools: Fear.
The title of her blog, implying that kids in school will be the new census “collectors”, is as misleading as much of her “fact finding” is.
Even in her blog she quotes, stupidly actually, from the USA Today article, which is free of any gossipy none facts, clearly states its promotional only. This countrdicts the inane title she chose to use. I betting that most of the people that read her blog have no concept how the Census is performed. I am quoting, in part, once again what Mrs. Malkin used.
The goal is to send posters, teaching guides, maps and lesson plans to every school in the nation, Puerto Rico and U.S. island territories to encourage everyone to participate in the national count. The materials will land in more than 118,000 schools and reach 56 million students. “It’s great to reach the children because children are such strong voices in their homes,” says Renee Jefferson-Copeland, chief of the Census schools program. “In households that are linguistically isolated, they can express the information to their parents.”
Notice something she forgot? Yet another reason for promoting the 2010 Census in the first place. “In households that are linguistically isolated, they can express the information to their parents.”
If she knew what it might have been like to be a immigrant, or no, if her husband did not ghost-writing for her again, the idea of using schools to discuss the 2010 Census seems like a good idea.
Now, If you are resilient enough to scroll down to the comment section, you will find a whole-in-the-head Malkinbots throwing around a lot of nothing. But, of course, they have that constitutional right, just as the constitution mandates the Census every ten years.
Notice the barbs she sends out: forcing gossipy goop down your throat.(without any evidence, by the way.) Here is a snippet from Mrs. Malkin’s blog on the 2010 Census:
If Team Obama could send their ACORN foot soldiers into taxpayer-funded schools to collect Census data, they would
Wow, facts? Just playing on the fears of conservatives without evidence? Mrs. Malkin, tries to assert that somehow ACORN is part of the Obama Administration? Could I tempt people to believe that Blackwater was a military arm of the Bush administration in Iraq by just saying it? Yes, if my whole intent was to replace gossip and innuendo as fact.
Now, Mrs. Malkin and the other truth deniers are not only conservatives that distrust the 2010 Census, it is just about everyone else.
Being what the Gagasphere is there are others like Malkin, who might have joined the bandwagon of paranoia to garner some traffic to her site. However, this Gagasphere is full of painfully misinformed bigots, well informed bigots, insane leftists, insane rightists, who is wrong? who is right?
An important note here, and something that Mrs. Malkin also forgot did not mention.
The 2010 Census, like the census before them, is not something that is forced on individual Americans or legal or illegal immigrants. But don’t be surprised that the Republicans, although squeamish about the census, will take it. Why, of course, it’s about the money.