The Ghost of Snapped Shot

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"Investigative" Reporters Totally Unable To Make Connections

See if you can connect the dots in this article faster than the dunces at the Los Angeles Times:

Exotic illnesses afflict American poor
A study calls them the 'neglected infections of poverty.'
By Wendy Hansen, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
June 25, 2008

Despite plummeting mortality rates for most infectious diseases over the last century, a group of largely overlooked bacterial, viral and parasitic infections is still plaguing the nation's poor, according to a report released this week.

Many of the diseases are typically associated with tropical developing countries but are surprisingly common in poor regions of the United States, according to the analysis, published in the Public Library of Science journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

You know, I'm going out on a limb here, but I'm willing to say with 100% confidence that, if it weren't for the totally unchecked illegal immigration from "tropical developing countries" we've been seeing over the past 20 years, "the nation's poor" would be totally free of these "surprisingly common" tropical diseases.

Good thing I don't get paid to be an "investigative" reporter. Can't have any of these actual questions being asked, can we?

(h/t Flavius)

Update: June 25th? Hmm.... I must've missed that article the first time around. Sorry 'bout that if you've already seen it!

  #La Migra


#1 Cletus 23-Jul-2008
Dude, the answer came to me and I'm sure everyone else so fast, it's impossible that the LA times didn't think of it too. It just clashes with their world view, so they omit it.
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