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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Are Reporters Doing Their Job?

As an ordinary citizen relying on the news media, I have a legitimate question about the Cottonwood bus accident.

Was the driver of the van that hit the bus an undocumented alien? Actually, I should not have to ask that question. A responsible reporter would do some digging and find out. Or is it liberal editorial policy not to ask.

What we know is this: the van driver had a Hispanic name, did not have a valid driver license, was previously fined for not having a license, but was issued a Minnesota ID card.

The driver of the pickup -- while recovering in the hospital -- says the van did not stop at the stop sign and plowed into the bus which then tipped over on his pickup.

I want to know if the van driver is a citizen, a legal guest with a valid visa, or a completely illegal immigrant. For Gods sake, four young people are dead due to the reckless action of someone who did not give a tinkers toot about the law. A reporter ought to be able to tell me about the legal status of the van driver.

My guess is the reporters won't ask, and will abandon the story without the public knowing highly relevant facts about the tragic accident. But this morning I heard serious questions about the construction and safety of school buses. Yeah, that's relevant. Never mind the van driver without a drivers license.


Blogger Right Hook said...

On a related subject check this out at Residual Forces:

It is a good thing I am not a representative....

Unbelievable as to how low the DFL can sink when it comes to putting politics before the public good.

2/21/2008 4:05 PM  
Blogger Right Hook said...


17:16 2/21/08

Just reported on Fox Radio News on the Jason Lewis Show:

The driver was indeed an illegal alien and the name used on her ID card is more than likely an alias...

2/21/2008 5:20 PM  

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