A Los Angeles Times editorial described Arizona's 2006 midterm election results as "[a] referendum on immigration policy" and proclaimed Sen. John McCain its "winner," even though he personally campaigned for and endorsed candidates whose defeat the editorial touted as evidence of McCain's supposed victory.
On CNN Headline News' Glenn Beck, Pat Buchanan declared that President Bush is "scared" of "antagoniz[ing]" Hispanic immigrants because Bush and other leading Republicans believe Hispanics are "the one minority bloc we can get, and we need one of them because the white Americans, who have been the base of the Republican Party, are shrinking."
In his syndicated column, Pat Buchanan likened illegal immigrants to the Goths, a group of Germanic tribes who ravaged the Roman Empire in the centuries preceding the collapse of its western half. Buchanan suggested an analogy between the eastern Roman emperor Valens's admission of Gothic refugees into the Empire and the influx of illegal immigrants into the United States.
For the fifth time in four days, Pat Buchanan appeared on NBC or an NBC-owned cable channel to promote his new book, which asserts that the United States must keep "Americans of European descent" from becoming the "minority" in order to "survive."
In his third appearance on an NBC-owned channel in two days to promote his new book, Pat Buchanan asserted that "the Mexican government is interested in basically the reconquista of the American Southwest." Meanwhile, on The O'Reilly Factor, Michelle Malkin claimed the idea of reconquista is "mainstream" among immigrants.
On NBC's Today, David Gregory provided Pat Buchanan a forum to discuss Buchanan's newly released book, which includes a claim that the United States must keep "Americans of European descent" from becoming the "minority" in order to "survive."
Fox News reporter Megyn Kendall uncritically reported Rep. Charles Norwood's (R-GA) false claim that under the Senate immigration bill, "[a]ll you got to do is come across the border [and] you can become a citizen." In fact, the bill would grant a path to citizenship only to illegal immigrants who have lived in the United States for more than five years and who hold jobs, pass criminal background checks, learn English, and pay fines and back taxes.