An interesting article from Colorado Media Matters reviews how one talk-show host criticized the article about how children were harmed by the recent immigration raids.
According to the article: “On November 1, 630 KHOW-AM host Peter Boyles criticized four Colorado newspapers for publishing articles that day about an Urban Institute and National Council of La Raza study on the impact of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) worksite raids on children of illegal immigrants. Boyles accused the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post, the Greeley Tribune, and the Fort Collins Coloradoan of practicing “advocacy journalism” by “tak[ing] something funded by La Raza and us[ing] it as a news story.” However, Boyles failed to mention that in addition to reporting the study’s findings, the newspapers all included criticism of the study from immigration officials and other sources.”
Virtually everyone reporting on the immigration debate is practicing “advocacy journalism”. Lou Dobbs, Bill O’Reilly and Michelle Malkin are names that come to mind as not exactly being “fair and balanced” in their coverage of the issue.