This isn't that surprising, the way that liberals win the debate is to redefine the issue. Having caused a shift in attitudes towards homosexuals by defining them as gay and qualifing marriage as either "same sex or opposite sex" the marriage debate is all but lost in this country no matter what the SCOTUS decides.
So obviously the next shift is to redefine immigrants who illegally enter the country by avoiding the term entirely.
WASHINGTON – The Associated Press is being accused of trying to influence the immigration debate following a decision to stop using the term "illegal immigrant" in its coverage -- despite the fact it is still being used by U.S. government officials including Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
The decision comes as a bipartisan group of senators prepares to introduce sweeping immigration legislation which is expected to propose a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants.
Indeed, the move by the influential wire service is being hailed as a victory by immigrant advocacy groups.
The conservative Media Research Center, though, described the change as a "politically-correct mumble."~snip~
Make no mistake, the liberal commie media are actually the enemy in the debate on culture and freedom in this country. Every time we allow them to reframe the issue and change the definition they can shift the it outside of what was being discussed to one where they can drive the debate.
As long as they can do it and get away with it we will always lose.