Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Los Angeles, Mexico?


Purported photo of billboard in L.A. area

An immigration activist group is drawing attention to a photograph showing a billboard ad for a Spanish-language TV newscast in L.A. on which the "CA" abbreviation after "Los Angeles" has been crossed out and the word "Mexico" added in its place.

An e-mail to supporters of Americans for Legal Immigration states: "We just received this photo of a billboard in CA that reads 'Los Angeles CA' but the CA is crossed out and replaced by the word 'Mexico.' It looks like this billboard is compliments of Clear Channel."

The billboard reportedly sits along the 605 freeway in Southern California. A photo of the ad was taken by a commuter who says he first thought his eyes were playing tricks on him.

Thanks to Gindy for informing me about this news piece.


At 11:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is that only "immigration activist" groups would be concerned about this? Most stories are like this, i.e. they seem to consciously try to portray immigration as something only suspiciously obsessed 'activists' are concerned about.

Personally, I don't think there is much you can or should try to do about private enterprises trying to make money off of immigrants and immigration; this is capitalism. What I would like to see is for the government to make it a whole lot more difficult; this is democracy.


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