Saturday, December 23, 2006

While you were sleeping ...

I'm sorry, I'm not sure how I missed this:

Retraction: "Jamil Hussein"

By Michelle Malkin · December 18, 2006 11:04 AM

A few minutes ago, I posted an update to the Jamil Hussein story. My source just informed me that he had incorrect information. I'm removing the post. I'll update as soon as I know more.

Not surprisingly, you will not find the phrases "sorry" or "apology" or "ghastly, mind-numbing, irresponsible, premature eJankulation-style fuck-up" anywhere in the above. But that's not all.

Curiously, you won't find hyperlinks to any of Michelle's earlier Jamil Hussein-related pieces, so that if someone stumbles on that post of Michelle's, they'll have no idea what the fuck she's talking about. Which, I'm guessing, is exactly the effect she was looking for.

P.S. Note carefully how Michelle, like the gutless, neo-con hack that she is, didn't just post a correction -- she removed the original, idiotic post. Now there's a profile in wankitude.


catnip said...

Malkin disappeared her post into one of her much-loved internment camps but not before other harpies picked up on it as "the truth" and blogged about it. Sheep. They're just sheep.

Anonymous said...


Privatized Immigrant Detention Facilities for Families Revealed to be Modern-Day Concentration Camps

Latina Lista
Friday, December 22, 2006

One of the more disturbing stories that surfaced after the Swift meat plant raids was how too many children were left without a parent and/or farmed out to friends and families with no immediate word on how they will be reconnected with their mami and papi.

But if news filtering out of one of the newly designated immigrant detention centers for families is any indication, no undocumented parent is going to open their mouth and claim their children if the whole family is going to be subjected to what is becoming known as the first known concentration camp on American soil in the 21st Century.

The T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, Texas (on the outskirts of Austin, Texas) is a private detention facility operated by Corrections Corporation of America. It and a smaller center in Pennsylvania are the only two facilities in the country that are authorized to hold non-Mexican immigrant families and children on noncriminal charges.

What does this mean?

It means that at the Taylor facility of the 400 people "held" there, 200 are children. And all are families that can be held there for whatever length of time without due process conducted in a timely manner.

To top it off, as long as the men, women and children are held there, the facility's operator draws a daily profit - per person.

The children range in age from infants on up.

According to the lawyers who have visited their clients in the facility, the children receive one hour of education, English instruction, a day and one half hour of indoor recreation.

Jeans and t-shirts have been replaced with jail uniforms; children are issued uniforms as soon as they can fit into them ? and everyone must wear name tags, even the babies.

Lawyers are reporting that thefamiliess are receiving substandard medical care and becoming ill from the food being served them. Children are losing weight and people are complaining of migraine-type headaches.

Those clients who are asylum seekers, say the lawyers, are continually suffering trauma on top of the trauma they've already undergone in their home countries - all without receiving any kind of pyschological treatment.

Originally, the detention facilities were touted by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff as a way to keep families together while waiting for their cases to come up for court review.

Well, they are accomplishing that goal - to the exclusion of being allowed any outside contact with the rest of the world, aside from those who have lawyers.

The plight of these families caught in a government-sanctioned Hell is slowly spreading (Texas Civil Rights Review, Austin's American Statesman Editorial,American Statesman article) but with Christmas less than a week away these families truly need a miracle to let them know that the outside world knows that they are there ? not to mention, the children who need to know that Santa or Los Tres Reyes, or the other Holiday entities observed by those who are not Mexican or Latin American, will know where to find them.

The detention for a prolonged period of any child, regardless of whether or not they are with family members, is beneath what the United States used to stand for.

As of late, the activities of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, under the direction of Homeland Security, has had too many people - on both sides of the immigration debate - shaking their heads as to what our government is capable of subjecting the children of these immigrants to.

We have felt helpless and too many times my Inbox is filled with emails of "What can I do?" or "Where do we go from here?"

There are few issues that demand immediate action, and when children are concerned, it most always warrants as one of those issues.

For children to be held longer than three days, receive but one hour of instruction and only a half hour of recreational play, to be made to feel like criminals by wearing jail jumpsuits and name tags and not have any contact with anyone outside of the facility is a serious violation of the public trust we have in our government, and how we value children in this country.

What can be done?

As cliche as it sounds, it's time to contact our government officials:

Homeland Security

The White House

Members of Congress

Corrections Corporation of America

Yet, the secret of doing something, that the blogosphere discovered long ago, is that you don't stop with one email, one posting or one phone call.

The issue must be talked about and circulated until there is action, positive change and the day when all these families can see that they are not alone


Thank You Michelle Malkin! Bitch.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, KKKate picked up on this non-story, I argued with that gang of idiots about it, wondering where they imagined that THEY had any credibility against Associated Press, and what they imagined their point might be.


Anonymous said...

sheesh! school bus passed a "refugee detention centre" when I was a kid in Western Australia. It was set up for the Vietnamese boat people during the late 70s and 80s. Families lived there for years - probably still do.
It was surrounded by barbed wire and 12' fences and occasionally someone would escape which would be totally sensationalized in the dailies. They were literally treated like dangerous criminals.
I hate that country- left when I was 20 and will NEVER go back there! there...I said it. Now I feel better.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't Google cache still hold the truth?

Just sayin'.